Sequins, feathers banished as Brazilian revelers get dirty at mud party

Feb 15, 2015

Sequins, feathers banished as Brazilian revelers get dirty at mud party

Forget the sexy nurses, the pirates and devils. At the “Bloco da Lama” Carnival street party, swamp creature is the costume of choice. Revelers in the seaside colonial town of Paraty on Saturday threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe ...

'Obachan' group aims to jolt politics

Mar 5, 2013

'Obachan' group aims to jolt politics

by Michiko Munakata

Osaka, the epicenter of a political movement bent on change that has shaken the status quo, is home to another initiative to trumpet the unheard voices of women. Since last fall, more than 1,000 middle-aged and older women, mainly from Osaka, have joined an ...