Volume 16 Issue 5

    • 5.2.09

      Bible Babies

      Managed by their parents, on tour 365 days a year, and charging $900 for a two-hour sermon, child preachers are big business in Brazil. Each event is a finely tuned marketing maneuver promoted with posters, magazine coverage, and radio ads.

    • 5.2.09

      A Brazilian In... Barcelona & London

      I’ve been here for nine months. I could’ve had a Spanish baby by now!

    • 5.2.09

      The Horny Humanitarian

      While it’s true that Maroni publishes the Brazilian editions of Hustler and Penthouse, he also owns cattle ranches, a mixed-martial-arts fighting league, hotels, and some of the most notorious nightclubs in South America.

    • 5.2.09

      A Pit Stop On The Cocaine Corridor

      In 1982, Rio de Janeiro had a lower crime rate than New York City. This was the year that the Calabrian Mafia began using a South American smuggling route affectionately known as the Cocaine Corridor.

    • 5.2.09

      Cosplayicalia

      Wearing elaborate costumes and then going to a big room to compete and hang out with other people wearing elaborate costumes has exploded. Brazilian nerds were starving for something like this, and now that they have it.

    • 5.2.09

      The Glamorous Life

      In order to find said frog and subsequently get high on its venom, we had to travel for three days on a boat through the rain forest.

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    • 5.2.09

      Hand Jobs

      We called our pal in São Paulo and had her round up her cute friends to pantomime some of the most useful undercover Brazilian hand gestures—and explain the finer points of interpersonal Brazilian communication.

    • 5.2.09

      Coffin Joe’s Subterranean Secrets

      Though he’s responsible for gems like 24 Hours of Explicit Sex and its sequel, 48 Hours of Hallucinatory Sex, the true lunacy started with a nightmare featuring a faceless undertaker that he transformed into his alter ego, Coffin Joe.

    • 5.2.09

      These Assholes Won't Shut Up

      In February 2008, Senator Mário Couto of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party came down from the podium and threw himself toward his rival, Gilvam Borges of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party.

    • 5.2.09

      A Brazilian In... Tokyo & New York

      I was born to an Italian-Brazilian-Portuguese mother and a Japanese father in Piracicaba, a small city in the southeast countryside of Brazil.

    • 5.2.09

      Bloody Memories

      Better known as Carandiru, it was once the largest prison on the continent. On October 2, 1992, a massive fight broke out between prisoners that ultimately resulted in 111 inmate deaths.

    • 5.2.09

      A Brazilian In... Paris & Melbourne

      In São Paulo in 1978. My dad, who’s a British native, used to work in a slaughterhouse. He’s part of the dynasty that imported zebus into Brazil.

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