Culture

The bread of the dead

07 Dec, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Illustrated by Oscar ZallesWords by Christina Grünewald 1) Wait for the last week of October to have your t’antawawas ready in time for Todos Santos on the 2nd of November—DON’T FORGET to book a...

De terror

07 Dec, 2013 | Asia Hart-Eason

Asia Hart-Eason locks the door, grabs a blanket, and takes a tour through some of Bolivia’s best -and worst- horror films. I'm sitting on a couch watching a woman take a hearty bite out of a man'...

Hallow souls

07 Dec, 2013 | Daniela Pérez

In the residential Zona Sur district, children go from door to door demanding sweets in exchange for a laugh or a fright. Elsewhere, children from the countryside approach mourners in the cemetery...

CHOLITA FASHION

20 Oct, 2013 | Modupe Sanusi

A state secret I find myself in the outskirts of La Paz, close to el Cementerio General. As soon as I leap out of the crowded minibus I am immediately greeted with curious stares from every direc...

ROOTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

20 Oct, 2013 | Amalie Mersh

With the demise of classical hairdressing salons in La Paz, a new generation steps forth to occupy their place. To understand this shift taking place within the world of hairdressing, I’ve met two...

ZEF

20 Oct, 2013 | Alexandra Meleán

Fashion designers Valeria Wilde and Carola Valdivia experiment with eco-friendly fashion in Bolivia, introducing ZEF, a recycled clothing brand launching this November. Bolivian Express gets an ex...

AGUJAS, TINTA, PASIÓN

20 Oct, 2013 | Finn O'Neill

Finn O’Neill meets a young inventor, a tattoo artist, and some locals with body art to understand the past, present and future of ink in Bolivia. Olmer Flores Pinedo is a 14-year-old alteño kid,...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

20 Oct, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Can Bolivia’s biggest Second-Hand Market satisfy the current fashion demands?Christina Grünewald combs through the flea market of El Alto, trying to find an entire outfit inspired by current Wester...

FAKE TALES OF PLAZA SAN FRANSISCO

20 Oct, 2013 | John Downes

John Downes dives into Bolivia’s counterfeit clothing market The fact that Bolivia has a word to describe anything fake or knock-off ('trucho' or 'trucha') goes some way towards explaining the p...

BOLIVIA MAR

24 Sep, 2013 | Alexander Conesa-Pietscheck

Alexander Conesa-Pietscheck walks into one of Bolivia’s most established toy shops to discover that education and fun come hand in hand for all children, young and old. What makes a toy...

WAYRA PHAXSI

24 Sep, 2013 | Alexandra Meleán

Voladores sail in the sky, like vessels of the wind, soaring on the breath of Pachamama. Flyers forge a stronger connection with la madre tierra. Kites harmonize intergenerational dissonance, br...

SIMPACHAMAMA - Helping to reduce deforestation in Bolivia, one click at a time

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I played SimPachamama for the first time 4 hours after landing in La Paz. In my zombie-like state, I found the game strangely addictive and continued to play it in a quest to become a better virtua...

DO NOT PASS GO - Do not collect two hundred bolivianos

24 Sep, 2013 | Sophia Vahdati

Sophia Vahdati visits San Pedro prison to learn that the games of life played by inmates are not all that different to those played on the outside Describing all this now makes...

PINK FLOYD SINFÓNICO

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I sit here writing this review with Dark Side of the Moon pounding through my headphones, inspired by the performance last night. Last night’s show can only be described as incredible; bursting wit...

Bolivian fight club

22 Aug, 2013 | Carlos Sánchez Navas & Caterina Stahl & Alexandra Melean & Amaru Villanueva Rance & Mila Araoz

From the highlands of Macha to the valleys of Torotoro, fighters from the region come together to celebrate the ceremony known as the ‘Tinku’, which in quechua means ‘encounter’. In this anthology...