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You Are Enough

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.21.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You don't need to have anything else, or to do anything else, or to lose any more weight, or to gain any more skills or accolades in order to be enough.

5 Rings, 5 Things: Gymnast Nastia Liukin

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports
Courtney M. Soliday

5 Rings, 5 Things: Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin 5 Rings, 5 Things is a column of my blog in which I dish out 5 fun facts about Olympians. ...

What's Stopping You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Melinda Parrish

As TA rowers, Lorah and Helman use only their trunk and arm muscles, and their seats are fixed, as opposed to the traditional rowing stroke which uses the legs, trunk and arms and is done on a sliding seat.

Rio Tinto Finds the Way in Bristol Bay: Dump the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Canadian exploration company Northern Dynasty Minerals is the only partner remaining in the once formidable Pebble Partnership - the poorly-funded proponent of the reckless scheme to build a massive mine in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery.

3 New Years Resolutions for a Climate Movement

Carl Pope | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Wanting to accelerate low-carbon development and getting it done are two different things -- and the biggest challenge for the climate movement is to dramatically speed up successful implementation of the Paris commitments made by almost 200 nations.

Blake Leeper Wants to Be the First American Paralympian at the Olympics

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Blake Leeper may be training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but he found time to stop by the Samsung Smart Lounge to talk about his goals and how technology can help people like him compete at a high level.

Flying Colors

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Ron Burkhardt's curiously handsome and codified new geometric-inspired works create a zigzag jigsaw puzzle of communicative compositions that keep the viewer guessing until the final piece falls into place.

Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Magic & Transmissions: Conversations with Sérgio Mendes and Starset's Dustin Bates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sérgio Mendes: "I call this project The Magic of Encounters. I think it has to do with our lives as well, because when I think about my life, my whole journey, to still be making music with incredible people and to be performing, that's kind of magical."

Black Orfeus: Samba at the Thalia

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Marcel Camus' 1959 Golden Palme winner Black Orpheus is a study in filmmaking genius. Set against the background of Carnival in Rio in one of the out...

World Cup of Terror

Jackie Townsend | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Jackie Townsend

Brazilians are "getting out of dodge" during the World Cup. A very close friend and soccer soul mate of my husband's, who's Brazilian, whose family lives in Brazil, virtually said the same thing. "Don't go to Brazil," he wrote us in an email. "Don't go." But going we are.

North and South of Rio: From Parati to Buzios

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

There was no cell nor Internet reception, no television -- no distraction period -- and after a week spent aligning my physical and emotional rhythm to the universe's, I was ready to explore Brazil a little.

Altair Faces Eviction – for the Third Time

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

The story of 60-year-old builder Altair Antunes Guimarães from Rio de Janeiro, illustrates a "collateral effect" of the mega-events in Rio that has fallen under the radar lately. With the first kick getting nearer -- less than 60 days now! -- people seem to have forgotten the thousands of families who at some point faced eviction to give way for the enlargement, improvement, or establishment of infrastructure for the 1-month tournament. The feeling is that the battles are lost to the construction companies, who indeed profited immensely during the construction of the stadiums -- and that families have by now resigned to leave their homes.

The Collaboration Everyone On The Internet Will Hate

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment

Forget "I Dreamed a Dream" -- we always knew Fantine was meant to sing "My Humps." If will.i.am gets his wish, it might not be such a long shot. T...

WATCH: Rodrigo Santoro Opens Up About The Price He Pays To Work In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Mandy Fridmann & Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Rodrigo Santoro ("300," "Lost," "Love Actually") lends his voice to the quirky and lovable Tulio in "Rio 2," a film the star says is close to his hear...

Sports: A Way to Promote Peace in Pakistan?

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

No one could have imagined that cricket, an Englishman's game would rule over the hearts and minds of those residing in the sub-continent. Eleven men...

One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back: On The Exoticization Of Rio's Favelas

Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 05.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriela Kruschewsky

Does "explore the narrow passageways and catch breathtaking views of unique architecture, mountains, and ocean" sound like the exception, or does it sound like a misguided brochure?

Is Pacification Increasing Violence Against Women in Rio's Favelas?

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Juliana Schwartz

It is unclear what is causing the increase in violence against women in Rio's favelas. But here is what I do know: Rio has one of the most blatant and fascinating systems of control when it comes to keeping poor people of color marginalized.

Violence Rattles Rio Shantytowns Ahead Of World Cup

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Daily shootouts are rattling two of Rio de Janeiro's slums, communities that until re...

Top 10 Places to Toast the New Year

Cheapflights | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Whether you're looking for a fresh way to ring in the New Year or you're a fan of more traditional celebrations, check out Cheapflights.com's top plac...

Brothel Raids Endanger Rio's Sex Workers

The Pulitzer Center | Lauren Wilks | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Lauren Wilks, for the Pulitzer Center “It’s safer to work in the terma,” says Juliana, a 31-year-old bleach-blonde with a face younger tha...

From Istanbul to Rio to Philly, This Democracy Thing Is Broken

Will Bunch | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

In both Turkey and Brazil, it has been the reckless brutality of the security forces -- captured on smartphones and broadcast to a whole world that's watching -- that has caused the protests to grow. Will the United States go down the same road?

Steve McCurry Talks About His Career, Dying Twice and the Pirelli Calendar

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Joy Yoon

For over three decades, Steve McCurry has traveled the globe capturing unseen conflict with his astounding images of war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq. His storied career has produced an incredible wealth of genuinely humbling images.

WATCH: Rio de Janeiro From Above

Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel

Rio de Janeiro may not be paradise, but through the lens of Joe Simon's Canon 5D Mark III it sure looks like it. The Brazilian city, which will soon...