Portfolio

You can see my résumé here:

And here’s a selection of my published work:

Global Post

Visit the GlobalPost site to see some of my breaking news writing (here’s my writer’s profile), or check out my work for the Brazil section, below:

Brazil ballot: Scores of foreigners run for office in local elections – Some 1,450 non-natives are in a race for city council posts, including mayor, in South America’s growing nation of immigrants.

Brazil transport: Mind the gap (PHOTOS) — Brazil’s overloaded infrastructure desperately needs an upgrade. Will the fixes come in time for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics?

Brazil’s anti-poverty plan threatened by global slumpThe country struggles to make the most of its recent economic boom.

Brazil gets tough on foreign companies — The move has irked foreign investors — will they stay and pay, or take off?

Você fala inglês, Brasil? – Brazil learns to speak English: Along with the World Cup and the Olympics, English is coming to the Portuguese nation.

The Globe and Mail

The Brazil B-school connection — An interview with Alfred Jaeger, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University, on what it means for Canada that the country sent 30 university presidents to Brazil on an “international education mission.”

I’ll give you an artist for an engineer: entrepreneurial bartering — A feature about Brazilian stop-motion animation studio Animaking, part of the New Pioneers series.

Paste

The Best of What’s Next: Mother Mother

SPIN

I wrote a little story about Brazilian tribute bands called Waxing Brazilian. You’ll have to buy a copy of the March 2011 issue to read it, though.

The Grid

Southern Exposure — A photographic walking tour of São Paulo’s Toronto City Park.

FASHION Magazine

Designer Profile: Ronaldo Fraga — Introducing Brazil’s top talent.

Time Out São Paulo

I’ve written plenty for this magazine, but you’ll have to pick up an issue to read my work. (I’m also a contributing editor for the magazine and its site.)

Now that the site is up and running, here is an art preview I wrote about Marlon Wobst and a dance feature I wrote about Teatro Alfa.

Shameless

Septums, Nostrils, Ear and Lips — Exploring the cultural appropriation of facial piercings.

A What-Book? — Everything you need to know about eBooks — from reading a novel to getting your literary masterpiece published.

FLARE

São Paulo Fashion Week blogs:

Top 10 Trends at São Paulo Fashion Week — Winter 2011

Day Six: Closing the Week with Cavalera

Day Six: Hats, Part Deux

Day Five: Fur Frenzy

Day Five: Leather and Lace, All Tied Up in a Neat Bow

Day Four: Hats (and Masks) Off to You!

Day Four: You’ve Got Male

Day Three: Cozying Up to Colcci

Day Three: Tip-Top Tailoring and a Comfy Old Sweater

Day Two: Backstage and on the runway with Amapô

Day Two: In Living Colour

Day One: Triton Takes Paris (Hilton)

Day One: A Winter Wonderland

Spinner

Peaches Slams DJ Culture Sexism, Says Bio Film Features Trannies, Old Strippers — Video interview.

Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza Brazil: Alt Icon Talks Festival’s Future, Losing Meat Virginity— Video interview.

Arctic Monkeys Discuss Next Album Backstage at Lollapalooza Brazil — Video interview.

Lollapalooza Gets a Brazilian: Foo Fighters Lead Alt-Fetival’s South American Invasion – Review.

The Luyas Find Lyrical Inspiration From Being “Lost in the Universe” — NXNE 2011 Preview.

No Joy Give Shout Out to New Buds Best Coast, Ponder “Blogosphere” — NXNE 2011 Preview.

Art Brut’s Eddie Argos Shares the Secrets Behind His Painted Postcards — NXNE 2011 Preview.

Of Montreal’s Art Director David Barnes Gets “Weird” With New Book

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Blows Off Katy Perry Compliment, Talks Album

R.G. Morrison Make Nice With Zeus, Bring UK Folk to CMW — CMW 2011 Preview.

Hot Panda Hawk Hot Sauce at Canadian Music Week — CMW 2011 Preview.

Mother Mother Find Their “Eureka” Moment — CMW 2011 Preview.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Hates “Trendy” Acts — Top 100 Acts at SXSW 2011.

Cut Copy Take Zonoscope Leak as Compliment — Australia’s Cut Copy talk about their new album and tour.

Cadence Weapon Readies “Existential Rap Album” RoquentinMore about Cadence Weapon’s upcoming album.

Cadence Weapon Pushes Poetry on the Hip-Hop Generation — Rollie Pemberton talks about his role as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate.

Cadence Weapon’s Tron Mixtape Spoofs Mixtapes, Not TronNews about the Edmonton rapper’s release, Tron Legacy: The Mixtape.

Venus Zine

Alanna Stuart’s not-so fairy tale beginnings — The Canadian dancehall and indie maven finds her voice, despite some false starts.

Ryerson Review of Journalism

Trouble is His Business — Feature from the Spring 2010 issue: A look into the world of investigative journalist Julian Sher.

The Canadian Angle — Online feature: A look back at the life of Canadian photojournalist Tom Hanson.

Exclaim!

Community Living — Cover story: A profile of Toronto indie darlings Ohbijou.

Points: The Coast — Front-of-book feature.

Conversations with Jason Collett — Q&A.

Conversations with The Stills’ David Hamelin — Q&A.

Conversations with Winter Gloves — Q&A.

Conversations with The Black Keys — Q&A.

Eye Weekly

Shoe Business — Main music section feature: A 60-year retrospective of Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern and its anniversary celebration with Joel Plaskett.

Two Hours Traffic get schooled in the art of pop by an expert faculty, from Joel Plaskett to Nick Lowe — Main music section feature.

Interview: Shout Out Louds — Q&A with the Swedish band.

Chart

Matt Costa’s face might be slightly more familiar soon — News story about singer Matt Costa.

Protest the Hero talk Silverstein fan haircuts and triangles — Feature from the March 2008 issue.

Will Currie and the Country French put their trust in Sloan’s Jay Ferguson — News story about label Murderecords.

Anti-Flag use tragedy to inspire EP and next album — News story about band Anti-Flag.

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