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Batatinha? Tião Gavião? Brazilian names of cartoon characters

September 17, 2012
Pateta photographed by Happy Batatinha/ Flickr

Who’s Batatinha? Or Bafo de Onça? Matraca Trica? Vandinha? Tião Gavião?
If you didn’t grow up in Brazil, there is a …

Three amazing musical moments seen on Fantástico, the TV show

April 19, 2012
Three amazing musical moments seen on Fantástico, the TV show

Some of the best Brazilian music clips were produced by Fantástico, the Globo network Sunday night TV magazine. This is …

Chico Anysio- the 10 best characters of the late comedian

March 23, 2012

Chico Anysio, the versatile and frequently controversial TV and stand up comedian that died today, will be remembered for his generosity …

12 best characters of Brazilian literature

November 10, 2011 5 Comments

Listas Literárias blog asked its readers what were the greatest characters of Brazilian literature. I tend to agree with the …

Brazil, the sleeping giant, wakes up

October 8, 2011

This whiskey ad had its first appearance on Brazilian TV Friday.

What makes a soap opera a success today?

September 26, 2011

Cordel Encantado, the 6 o’clock soap opera that ended last Friday, was a rare success in a country that is …