Win a coloring book with original illustrations by Azorean artists

Enter to win! I’m giving away a copy of the first edition of “Ilustrar Açores”, a coloring book published by MiratecArts with illustrations by Azorean artists.

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On the city as we (don’t) know it, TEMA, documentary photography, and “abatanados” disguised as double espressos

I talked to Bruno Castro about TEMA magazine’s upcoming issue on post-urban, Lisbon, and what he thinks of his city as it is, as it was, and as it will be.

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Interview: Gonçalo Almeida, Director of the Best Portuguese Horror Short Film at MotelX 2017

Born in Santiago do Cacém and currently based in London, Gonçalo Almeida won the award for Best Portuguese Horror Short Film at the 11th edition of MotelX.

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5 of My Favorite Portuguese Novels Translated into English (Available online)

You’ll learn more about a country through its literature than through its History books. These are my five favorite Portuguese novels translated into English, available to buy on Amazon.

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Interview with Ricardo Couto – Director of “Terra Mãe”

Ricardo Couto, the young artist who directed “Terra Mãe”, believes that filmmaking might be just one of the tools he’ll use to satisfy his “creative urge”.

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Interview with Liliana Gonçalves – Writer, Producer and Director of “TURP”

A cinematographer by vocation and a director by accident, Liliana Gonçalves is the writer, producer and director of the award winning short-film “TURP”.

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SoPA: Theater Workshops and Community Life in Brixton

“Being involved with the community” may sound like something scraped out of a beauty pageant rehearsed speech (at best) or a politician’s empty promise to get more votes (at worst), but in the real world there are people who understand, live and feel this somewhat cliched concept under their skin. Pedro is one of them and, together with Matilde, they walk the talk with SoPA.

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Vera Marmelo: the (Accidental) Photographer

I first met Vera in Bairro Alto about five years ago in one of her exhibits. Her portraits showed people from the inside out (stripped but not vulnerable), that natural and clear. This, to me, is Vera’s signature.

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“Nick Suave”: Introducing You to The Man Who Speaks Rock ‘n’ Roll

“Nick Suave” may be his stage name but he’s far from being a presumptuous rock star who is too full of himself, with the proverbial stick up where the sun doesn’t shine.

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Meeting the Ganesh Idol Sculptors of Hollywood

Of the many times we passed by the Hollywood slum, the statues of the Ganesh idol always got my attention. I wanted to meet the local artists behind this craft.

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