Among the poems about common things Pablo Neruda wrote during his lifetime are a number of odes to food: “Ode to the Artichoke,” “Ode to Tomatoes,” “Ode to Conger Chowder.” But somehow, the Chilean Nobel laureate forgot to write an ode to one of his country’s most ubiquitous signature dishes. Not only are baked and […]
Chile has long had a robust garage and psych scene, and one of the season’s most understatedly fun rock albums comes from Santiago. The four veteran musicians of the Versions joined forces in 2004, and their charming third album, the new Calling Lucifer, blends 70s rock and garage with a touch of glammy sleaze that […]
A Chilean skate park through the eyes of two dogs and a Black neighborhood in New Orleans
Toronto group Okan make heady, jazzy, superbly crafted music driven by two virtuosos born in Cuba’s cultural capitals: violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez hails from Havana, and percussionist Magdelys Savigne is from Santiago. Rodriguez was a concertmaster for Havana’s Youth Orchestra, and Savigne is trained in orchestral percussion, but since moving to Toronto about five years ago […]
Michael Cera searches for a hallucinogenic plant in Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus.
Friends, roommates, and Santiago, Chile
APEC protests in Santiago, George W. Bush’s exploits, and students facing down tear gas and water cannons.
Asados, choripan, jote, pisco sours, piscola, and ice cream–photos and narrative from a trip to Chile.