Invocation of Tezcatlipoca

O master, O our lord, the city is as a baby, a child. Perhaps it has heard, perhaps it has exhorted itself, perhaps of its own accord it has tugged at its flank, at its ear. Perhaps it has reflected as much. Perhaps of its own accord it has punished itself, castigated itself, perhaps itContinue reading “Invocation of Tezcatlipoca”

Brazil’s Little Platoons

The Brazilian state may be falling apart, but the favelas are the only communities that know how to survive without it. I’m at TAC recounting the history of favela policies in Rio de Janeiro and exploring the future of city’s poorest residents after the Olympic cameras are turned off. Brazil’s Little Platoons