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Peter Rosenwald

A resident of São Paulo for almost 20 years, New Yorker Peter Rosenwald combines careers as a marketing executive and journalist. Senior dance and music critic for 'The Wall Street Journal' for 17 years, his writing has also appeared in 'New York Magazine', 'The Guardian' and many other publications. He is the author of 'Accountable Marketing'.

A Pelé Memory

On hearing of Pelé's passing, it was impossible not to relive and be moved by the memory of the words and the sense of...

Gringo view: in God (or someone else) we trust

(Opinion) “In God We Trust” is the official US motto. Lest we fall into the trap of believing that because it is inscribed on our...

Gringo view: the blank pages of the A4 revolution

(Opinion) Could a blank piece of paper held high over a demonstrator’s head say more than a picture or a thousand words? Ask the Chinese...

Gringo View: probing rabbit holes

(Opinion) To be magically transported into the strange, surreal, fantastic, and nonsensical Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit into his burrow. While rabbit holes abound,...

GringoView: Ready, Fire, Aim

(Opinion) The gossip sphere has recently been brimming over with premature obituaries for social media. Now that Elon Musk, reputedly the world’s richest man, owns...

GringoView: time to take a walk

(Opinion) My good friend Mauro is an unrepentant urbanista. He would rather walk than take advantage of the readily available myriad choice of wheeled vehicles....

Gringo view: No limits to weird and crazy speech

I'll never forget that first Thanksgiving dinner when my older sister, home for the first time on vacation from her university, inadvertently knocked over...

GringoView: You can’t bank on it

(Opinion) I must be allergic to banks and accountants. They seem to bring out the worst in me. Every time I must deal with them,...

GringoView: Black magic

(Opinion) All my Brazilian friends told me that Brazil is full of black magic, but I didn’t really believe them. The only black magic...

GringoView: Avoiding disaster, not with a bang but a nudge

(Opinion) Imagine a celestial David having to muscle an asteroidal Goliath away from its path towards a catastrophic collision with earth. While Hollywood has never...

GringoView: about time to discover Brazil’s rich folk art heritage

(Opinion) It's about time the artificial quality barrier that appears to exist between things foreign and Brazilian should be broken down. What is foreign and...

GringoView: The last changing of the Old Guard

Queen Elizabeth died Thursday as she lived, quietly, and with royal dignity, a dignity that has characterized her more than 70 tumultuous years on...

GringoView: Bread and circuses

(Opinion) The late first-century Roman poet Juvenal is believed to have coined the exhortation ‘bread and circuses’ which provided a palliative distraction for the...

GringoView: Profile in Courage

August 16th may say a lot about the future of democracy in the United States. It’s when Wyoming republicans will have to decide whether they...

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