Don Blanquito

Meet the kind-of Eminem of Rio’s kind-of hip-hop scene, but SO MUCH HARDER.   The New York Times calls him Rio’s Bravest Gringo. His stage name, Times correspondent Simon Romero says, roughly translates to “Sir Whiteboy.” Real name: Alex Cutler, born and raised in Los Angeles, MBA from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. But to fans of […]

on Gringos

Thaddeus Blanchette is a professor of anthropology at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He wrote about gringos for his masters dissertation and in Nossa Senhora da Help, a 2005 paper on Copacabana sex tourism. Blanchette talks about what it means to be called a gringo in  the April 2002 issue of BadSubjects, a […]