Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, January-February

A Good Deed for the Inuit
CANADA IS DIVIDED into ten provinces and two territories--the Northwest Territories and Yukon--whose land is largely owned by the federal government. The Northwest Territories is by far Canada's largest political subunit, stretching across 77 degrees...
Humble Art of Life
On an extensive tour of the United States, Visiones del Pueblo is the first major exhibition to examine the rich folk heritage of Latin America Some came from the harsh Bolivian altiplano. Others began their journey in agrarian Ceara, Brazil. Still...
Photos with a Perk
COFFEE GROWERS DISTRAUGHT over the lowest world prices for coffee beans in 30 years could take a lesson from Saul Bolanos: if you can't sell them, turn them into art. Bolanos, a determined forty-year-old Costa Rican photographer, has perfected the art...
Symphonies of Solitude from the North
TO ANYONE NOT CANADIAN, the answer to "Where is North?" might seem laughingly self-evident. The North is ... well, up north somewhere. Somewhere indeed, because Canadians know better. They know, for instance, a compass sometimes points "North" in any...
The Unfinished Diary
He had always prided himself on having a scientific mind, immune to any outside pressure that might try to change his strictly empirical concept of the universe. During his adolescence, he had flirted now and then with Freud's theories on the interpretation...
Tom Ze: The Conscience of Brazil's Tropicalismo
For those whose impressions of contemporary Brazilian music have been shaped by the predictable pastiche of Tom Jobim's willowy bossa novas, Jorge Ben's robust Afro-sambas, and Milton Nascimento's sophisticated balladry, the classical guitar music of...
Where Sound Is Born
ARGENTINE JOSE YACOPI HAS FINE-TUNED THE ART OF THE LUTHIER, PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY INSTRUMENTS FOR THE WORLD'S VIRTUOSI WHEN WE LISTEN TO MUSIC, it is all too easy to be dazzled by the performer's artistry or captivated by the composer's brilliant...