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Author: Ellis Dixon

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Kidding Around in Portugal: A Q&A with Children’s Book Artist Cale Atkinson

September 12, 2018

Cale Atkinson is an artist, author, and animator who’s worked for the likes of Disney Hyperion and Marvel. His travels through Portugal prompted a series on the country, so we decided to get in touch.

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Digitizing Lisboa: A Q&A with Illustrator Gonçalo Viana

August 27, 2018

Gonçalo Viana’s illustrations bring to mind a simpler time when postcards were a thing, yet his subject matter is very much of the moment. And his clear, child-friendly technique means that his illustrations go perfectly with the articles he’s commissioned to illustrate — and, of course, children’s books.

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Canning with style: A Q&A with Gémeo Luís of José Gourmet

August 23, 2018

Luís Mendonça, aka Geméo Luís, is the illustrator and curator behind the well-known and -loved sea creatures on the tins of seafood by the company José Gourmet. I caught up with Mendoça to learn more about the fish, the characters, and, of course, the man. The José brand is best known for its canned seafood, but was that […]

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What Makes Them Scared: Twelve Portuguese Directors in MOTELx’s 2018 Film Fest

August 17, 2018

Sometimes all you need is a good scare to get the blood pumping. This year’s lineup at Lisbon’s longest-running international horror film festival, Motel X, is sure to get you trembling in your seat for all the right reasons.

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Seventeen Restaurants Deep: A Q&A with Chef José Avillez

August 13, 2018

José Avillez isn’t slowing down his quest to maintain his reign as the king of cuisine in Lisbon (and Portugal). Here’s what we found out about what makes him tick.

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Martinho da Arcadia Lisbon

Martinho da Arcada

August 10, 2018

One of Pessoa’s favorite cafés for watching the world go by. Sure, there are cheaper coffee shops, but here you are on Praça do Comércio.

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Hua Ta Li

August 9, 2018

Go for the view, stay for the dumplings. Impressive Chinese food on an equally impressive terrace overlooking Martim Moniz square in downtown Lisbon.

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