…because not everything in Lisbon is awesome. Here are some of those things.
Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
April 1, 2020
It’s official: out of the roughly 7.8 billion humans on the planet, almost 2.6 billion are now on lockdown. That’s a third of the Earth’s population. If you’re reading this, then chances are that you too are a locked-down human, and fortunate enough to have internet. But even with internet and relatively good physical health, […]
Clipping Point: Crisis on the Tram Lines
October 24, 2019
I was working my way around a cup of Nanarella’s ice cream the other day when a man appeared on a first-floor balcony across the street. He was retrieving a small beagle and wore nothing but a scandalously snug pair of white boxers. A second glance told me that this man was, in fact, my […]
Adrift in a Pastel Land: The Cafés Call to Me
October 18, 2019
Visitors to Lisbon will probably comment on the hills (steep), the tiles (quaint), the graffiti right next to the tiles (adds character?), and of course, the Lisboetas (wonderful people). Another characteristic of the city is its vibrant café culture. As a writer, I’d envisioned myself on a sunny terraço penning a masterpiece on the back […]
The Futures of Lisbon: A Concerned Immigrant’s Preview.
August 28, 2018
Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia art exhibit composed of photographs, essays, videos, illustrations, and all sorts of weirdness, compiled by professionals in various fields, academics, artists, and regular citizens of Lisbon. The show examines one simple question that is on the mind of anyone who lives here: “What comes next for this magical little town?”
Preparing for Childbirth in Portugal
August 21, 2018
How blessed women are to bring a child into the world! Bullshit. If you are giving birth here in Portugal, I’ve got some tips for you as someone who has been through it twice.
Fear and Loathing in Portugal’s Immigration System
April 18, 2018
CNAI (Porgual’s National Immigrant Support Centre) was set up to make assimilation for the growing amount of immigrants to Portugal less complicated. What follows is an account of how our correspondent availed himself of their services in Lisbon.
How to Spot and Avoid Lisbon’s Tourist Traps
May 26, 2017
Tourist traps have grown in numbers to the point where it is becoming harder to completely avoid them than to enter a minefield without stepping on a mine. Here are some tips to help you out.