Matt Dorey

A bird is sitting on the grass with a kite

Mira Schendel at Tate Modern

Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel was a Brazilian artist considered to be one of South America’s best artists. I visited her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2013.

Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector

Portrait of Clarice Lispector used as hero image for a post about one of her novels Hour of the Star

“Who has not asked himself at some time or other: am I a monster or is this what it means to be a person?”

Beetles, A Short Story

Hero image for beetles a short story post, an image of some boiling water as featured in the story.

Beetles, a short story. This one came to me quite by surprise when I was writing one evening. I think it scrubbed up quite nicely!

Panorama of Iguacu Falls

Panorama of Iguacu Falls

A panorama of Iguacu Falls, another picture taken on my trip around South America. Also a tip about how imagining a waterfall can relieve stress.

World Cup Predictions: Round of 16

My pragmatic predictions for the Round of 16 games at the World Cup.

World Cup Predictions: Group A

Flags of Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon in a composite image because they are drawn together in Group A of the 2014 World Cup.

Group A contains Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon.