Brazil

Facebook has a special vomiting emoji for the corrupt leaders of Brazil

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Ipanema, Brazil Another Sunday night, yet another episode of Game of Thrones drowned out by pot-banging and angry folk yelling…

Whose hair are you buying?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Perhaps you recall the moment in Les Misérables when Fantine chops off all her hair? The destitute young mother sells…

Trash, review: trash by name, trash by nature

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Trash is the sort of film one desperately wishes to be kind about — heart supremely, if not burstingly, in…

If you thought this World Cup was weird, take a look at Brazil 1950

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Old world Brazil has struggled to get ready for the World Cup, even though it hosted it before, in 1950.…

I used to think I was a Nietzschean superman. Now I know I'm just a dad

7 June 2014 9:00 am

In The Wolf of Wall Street, there’s a poignant shot towards the end in which we see an FBI agent…

Niall Ferguson’s diary: Brazil is overtaking us – but it no longer feels like that

1 March 2014 9:00 am

 São Paolo It was back in 2001 that my good friend Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs coined the acronym ‘Bric’,…

'She's the most important Jewish writer since Kafka!'

11 January 2014 9:00 am

The Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector was a riddlesome and strange personality. Strikingly beautiful, with catlike green eyes, she died in…

A world-class orchestra in the heart of São Paulo’s Crackland

7 September 2013 9:00 am

São Paulo has a concert hall that London’s orchestras would kill for. It was originally a railway station, a mighty…

Taki: why would anyone want 72 virgins? They're useless in bed

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The long lazy summer is upon us, and as I walk the Swiss hills below the mountain ranges my thoughts…