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A New Brazilian Magazine Is a Fantasy for Dark Days

Aug 28, 2019 - The New York Times

Samba Zine champions queer culture in a country rattled by political divisions and forest fires.

One Monday afternoon in mid-August, the megalopolis of São Paulo, Brazil, fell into darkness.

The cause could have been forest fires burning more than a thousand miles away in the state of Rondônia, but the miasma could have stood as a metaphor for the way the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has cast a shadow in his nine months since taking office: increasing deforestation, using...