About

Deep Rio (deeprio.com) is where I’ll post about culture, history, nature and (occasionally) news from Rio de Janeiro.

Here, I hope to show you things you previously may not have known about the city and, at times, the state. In a nutshell, you’ll find:

– translated articles on current events, culture, & the environment
– occassionally my own articles on various aspects of the city & its people
– mixed content from historical magazines and newspapers

If you initially find Deep Rio to be heavy on the history, it’s because I migrated my now-defunct history blog, Rio Then, upon starting this blog. I’m also bringing over Rio-related posts from Eyes On Brazil.


About me

I’m from the US but I’ve been studying Brazilian culture for the last 16 years and spent 2 years living in Rio, and an additional year living in other areas, like the Amazon. From 2008, I’ve been writing about my findings principally on Eyes On Brazil (2008 – 2012), Eyes On Recife (2012 – present) and Rio Then (2013 – 2017).

All in all, I’ve written around 2,000 posts on Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language. I was a columnist and social media manager at Street Smart Brazil (2010 – 2015), and I currently write about Brazilian issues at Global Voices as well as translate favela-related news at Rio On Watch.

Where I’ve lived in Rio: Campo Grande, Penchinha (next to City of God), Rocinha (favela), Vidigal (favela), Cantagalo (favela), Botafogo, Tijuca, São Francisco Xavier, Niterói (Santa Rosa / favela do Beltrão)

Side Note: Deep Rio isn’t related to Deep Brazil, a great blog I used to visit in my Eyes On Brazil days.


Português

O Deep Rio é um site para entender melhor a cidade do Rio, e é onde vou falar de notícias, natureza, cultura e história. Principalmente você pode encontrar o seguinte aqui:

– artigos traduzidos de assuntos atuais, cultura e o meio ambiente
– os meus próprios artigos sobre vários aspectos da cidade e do seu povo
– conteúdo variado de revistas e jornais do passado