Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Elizabethan Book Pirates

A month or so ago, the Social Science Research Council published the epic report, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies. It’s distributed under a Consumer Dilemma license, part of which states that it’s: US$8 for non-commercial use in high-income countries—a list … Continue reading

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Death, Taxi Driver Knowledge, and Huaynos

Reposted from my entry on Dutty Artz: “They’re widows,” the woman standing behind the till explained. I had spotted the two viudas, Rosita and Ricardina, dancing slowly to the huaynos playing on the speakers. This was one of those tiny … Continue reading

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Zuzuka Poderosa’s First EP!

If anyone can rep transnational baile funk, it’s Zuzuka Poderosa. Her first EP “Sonora Remezcla: Zuzuka Poderosa” dropped last month. Her cover of Fausto Fawcett is my personal favorite of the album. Zuzuka and I met organically. At parties. On … Continue reading

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