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02.02.15 Christopher Inoa

The number of tourists visiting New York City reached a record high last year with 56.4 million people visiting the city, up from its previous record of 54.3 million in 2013. Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio increased spending on tourism promotion, and is considering doing so again this year, the New York Times reports. […]

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06.25.14 Sophie Weiner

We know why many Brazilians hate the World Cup, but here’s a closer look at how. Watch these short films of the anti-World Cup protests by the 12PM collective. They bring you into the scene with darkness and anxiety-producing sound design, creating a drama that more closely resembles a political thriller than a news clip. 12PM member Danilo […]

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06.12.14 Eugene Reznik

Mario Tama, a staff photographer for Getty Images, first caught my eye a few months ago with this disturbing photo above taken in what the caption calls Rio de Janeiro’s “Cracolandia” (Read: “Crackland” or “Dope City”). In addition to the complexity of his layered compositions, the ‘daily life’ photos he’s been filing from Brazil ever […]

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05.27.14 Andy Cush

The Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos recently covered a Boeing 737 in their signature characters for their home country’s World Cup soccer team. The jet, which reportedly required 1,200 cans of spray paint to complete, will shuttle the team between matches this June. No word on how the pilot will see through the windshield. UPDATE: […]

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03.27.14 Bucky Turco

A video was posted online of cops in Brazil reportedly spray painting a graffiti writer’s face as punishment for tagging a police station. And the Daily News couldn’t be happier. The tabloid notes that the “wannabe Banksy” was “dealt a taste of his own medicine” and how it “looks like karma came back around.” While […]

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09.22.11 Marina Galperina

Invader has returned to São Paulo with more of his signature mosaic minions. From a subtle 8-bit Brazilian flag tucked away up on a busy street corner to obvious and obnoxious large-tile beasts on walls, the French street artist continues his “attack” on the city. Highlight: a little white alien tiled onto a ramshackle, thoroughly bombed wreck of […]

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05.03.10 Marina Galperina

Brazil will be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. To mark the occasion, they’re planning to build a giant shiny monstrosity that’s half fake waterfall and half solar panels. The aim is to make the Rio Olympics to be the first zero-carbon games ever. […]

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03.24.10 Bucky Turco

The Pixadores have struck again. After successfully leaving their mark on Sao Paulo’s Biennial exhibit, the wildly independent taggers recently bombed a mural the Brazilian city commissioned that featured the likes of otherwise respected graffiti artists such as OS GEMEOS, NUNCA, NINA, and others. […]

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10.26.09 Will Sherman

Brazilian street art duo Os Gêmeos opened an exhibition at the Brazilian Art Museum in Sao Paulo going dimensions beyond their Houston Street mural. |Unurth| Photo by Lost Art […]

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Cajun Boy

Judging by the activity on his Twitter account over the weekend, America’s hip-hop prince visited South America, where the asses flow like wine. Or, in the words of Diddy, it’s a damn “ASS suniami” over there. I need to go to Brazil obviously. […]

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