Brazilianization

Let me start with a recent dream. I was seated in a cluttered waiting room, surrounded by families of small children and tired adults and suitcases filled with all of my worldly possessions. Stacks of documents and office supplies lined the walls. The room was in chaos- loud and muggy, there was no air conditioning. … Continue reading

Lolita Chic

I took this picture while wandering through the completely desolate shopping district of Den Haag at two in the morning. The city is smaller than you would imagine the capital of a country to be, not to mention the world’s capital of human rights. It lays claim to the Dutch Parliament, the Royal Palaces, and … Continue reading

Shit That Disturbs Me – The Interoceanic Highway

The Interoceanic Highway

Welcome to the first installment in a new series of short articles entitled “Shit That Disturbs Me.” Every week I plan to highlight various issues around the world that are not discussed and dissected nearly as much as they should be by American mainstream media outlets. I will specifically focus on issues that occur within … Continue reading