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Monday, 15 June 2015

Kirchner the Third or Máximo to the Max[The Bubble]
Then again, when has this ever been true in Western liberal democracies? There are Kennedys, Bushes and Clintons as far as the eye can see, two of which are running from opposite sides to replace Barack Obama next year ...

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Catcalls In Argentina May Soon Come With Fines, Jail Time[The Inquisitr]
The prompt to ban catcalls in Argentina came after 20-year-old Aixa Rizzo opened up about her experience via a YouTube video. While talking to the Associated Press, Rizzo went into detail about how men would say ...

Hipster art set to seduce with must-see show[Buenos Aires Herald]
Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s nine-channel video installation opened a little over a week ago at the Faena Art Centre and is the must-see and hear this month.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Sex trafficking in old Argentina, told in grim songs[Washington Post]
A real-life sex-trafficking scheme is the subject of the new tango-infused musical "Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires," and Mariano Vales's spidery score is a good match for the dark story at Gala Hispanic Theatre. Violin and bandoneon ...

Mataderos Fair moves to Avenida de Mayo for one day[BA Travel Guide]
The Fair will feature stalls with traditional crafts from our provinces, like “mates”, cutlery, silverware, textiles, leather and handicrafts of indigenous peoples, local products from around the country, including goat cheese, olives, wine, salami and alfajores, and traditional foods such as empanadas, locro ...

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

Graffitimundo’s Galería UNION Opens Its Doors Tomorrow[The Bubble]
Group show displaying the work of several well known urban Latin-American artists. After putting in their time on the cool side of the tracks in San Telmo, its new site will help disseminate awareness of and access to curated urban art culture on the other side of the city ...

All Funny Business: New Law Requires Argentina Hospitals to Hire Clowns[People Magazine]
A new law in the country's largest province, Buenos Aires, requires that all public hospitals have clowns available on staff to help cheer up child patients, reports the Associated Press. The law was passed last month and will be implemented in Buenos ...

Saturday, 06 June 2015

Buenos Aires Autumn – Winter 2015 Cultural Agenda[The Real Argentina]
Started in 2001, several times per year galleries open their doors for thousands of art lovers to enjoy the work of hundreds of artists in a free neighbourhood gallery crawl. The festive atmosphere is an accessible way to see a panorama of current work in several galleries or spend all night in one space. Whatever path you choose, each edition is a unique experience to enjoy art and the participating neighbourhoods. Upcoming dates for Retiro and Barrio Norte are 18 June ...

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Steaks![Buenos Aires Foodies]
While a single premium steak can cost at least USD 45-55 in any downtown tourist friendly parrilla.For not much more, you will have an entirely different experience at Steaks. Aside from the great ambiance of the Anuva space and the feel of sitting down at a table in a private residence and having an expert ...

Monday, 01 June 2015

arteBA´15 Contemporary Art Fair[BA Travel Guide]
The Fair will be divided into several sections:Main Section: Established galleries chosen by a renowned selection committee.Cabinet: Aspecific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Four arrested in Argentina smuggling more than ton of meteorites[Yahoo News]
Police nabbed four alleged smugglers in Argentina trying to steal more than a ton of protected meteorites, authorities said Saturday. Three Argentine nationals and a Paraguayan were arrested for the unusual attempted heist near...and more

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Indie Scene: A Night of Boleros and Love in Parque Chas[The Argentina Independent]
Cldscp, a freak-folk duo which released three albums using toys, beatbox, and charango. He then went solo and released ‘El lugar del puñal’ in 2013. A guitar in the line of fire, heart up front, and a battle fought with love songs that give shelter and consolation, why not?

Argentine to the core[Buenos Aires Herald]
A girl is draped with an Argentine flag as she attends the May Revolution celebration at Plaza de Mayo on Monday. Tens of thousands gathered in downtown Buenos Aires to celebrate the 205th anniversary of the Argentine Revolution that laid the foundation for the country’s independence that would come six years later.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Week 4 of BP-15: Making Sense of Nonsense[The Bubble]
The week started from the meeting with Sophie Calle, a French conceptual artist whose work is usually inspired by personal dramas. Her ideas are based on seemingly simple actions taken from everyday life. For one of the projects, she followed random strangers on the streets of Paris hoping that they would give her some ideas about the next destination she might be interested in. Obviously, she never thought of art while following: Calle simply felt lost and frustrated. Another project of hers ce

Argentina, Once Shunned, Regains Its Allure[Wall Street Journal]
Hedge funds are piling into investments in a most unlikely locale: Argentina. Argentine stocks and bonds are on a roll less than a year after the nation, which some economists estimate to be Latin America's fourth-largest economy, defaulted on its debt ... and more »

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Inside Argentina: A Guide to Discover Rosario[The Real Argentina]
Here in Rosario the Río Paraná dominates the urban landscape, its tea-brown waters setting the scene for riverside dining, drinking, strolling, and chilling out on peaceful river islands. While Buenos Aires bursts with capital city pride, Rosario paddles its feet in the water. Dynamic and confident without being showy, culturally rich and the best urban location to cool off in the sweltering summers, Rosario is easily overlooked but not to be missed.
 
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