Sao Paulo

hair

The Viral 'Bulletproof' Haircut Started in Prison

First Ariel Franco was in solitary confinement. Then he was Brazil's most sought-after hairstylist.
Julia Reis
1.4.19
Goths

Goth Didn't Die, It's Always Been Dead

Brazilian goths talk to us about representation, style, and cemeteries.
Marie Declercq
7.26.18
Culture

We Went to a Fashion Show Inside a Brazilian Prison

What started as recreational crochet lessons for detainees turned into a private runway show.
Bruno Costa
4.23.18
brazil

Marielle Franco’s Friends Are Transforming Their Grief into Revolution

Fellow activists talk about the slain councilwoman's legacy and how they'll keep fighting for change in Brazil.
Bruno Costa
4.4.18
Black Panther

Look at How Much These Afro-Brazilian Kids Love 'Black Panther'

A crowdfunding campaign took 200 children from São Paulo to the movies to see Marvel's blockbuster. They absolutely loved it.
Bruno Costa
4.2.18
Photography

A Bloody Guerrilla Street Performance Challenges Brazil's Racist Past

Artists took to the streets of São Paulo to speak out against violence and racism directed at Brazil's black and non-white citizens.
Bruno Costa
3.6.18
Photos

Untold Stories from Deep Inside a Notorious Brazilian Prison

Filmmaker and photographer João Wainer talks about the years he spent taking pictures of what was once the largest prison in Latin America.
Débora Lopes
10.6.17
Features

Why Throwing Raves in Forbidden Spaces is An Act of Political Resistance

Female-run DJ collective Mamba Negra explain why they are starting a social movement on the São Paulo streets.
Mamba Negra
2.22.17
Design

These Vanishing Resin Chairs Are Representative of Existential Crisis

Tatiane Freitas’s resin chairs beautifully communicate the erasure of the passing of time.
Diana Shi
11.26.16
Features

Meet Brazil's MC Bin Laden, the "Crazy Ass Kid" Who Just Wants to Come to America

Is the viral star the "biggest villain of the century"—or just a 22-year-old from a poor neighborhood who did good in life?
João Paulo Vicente
7.21.16
Photo

A War Photographer Returns Home

André Liohn became famous for his images of conflict in Somalia, Syria, and Libya, but now he's using the same techniques to capture the strangeness and brutality of his home country, Brazil.
Giancarlo T. Roma
11.25.15
Travel

Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop

We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, jealousy from male peers, and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Débora Lopes
8.13.15
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