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NYU Shanghai Spring 2016 | NYU Buenos Aires Spring 2017

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Borges for “Los eruditos”

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Buenos Aires by Matthew G1 Comment

The United States, despite prolifically producing literature, films, music, and culture for not only our own consumption, but that of the entire world, lacks a single defining work or author that represents the depth of the American experience.  In short, there is no “Great American Novel.”  And for that matter, you would be hard pressed to pick a single artist …

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President Macri

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Buenos Aires by Matthew G2 Comments

In November 2016, Donald Trump, Jr. was elected the 45th President of the United States of America, invigorating and shocking different halves of the country.  President Trump established himself on a the very basis of anti-establishment, coming into the world of politics as an outsider, versed in business rather than politics.  On the other half of the Americas, Argentinians watched …

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Kissing Strangers

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Buenos Aires by Matthew G1 Comment

Ethnic and national groups are often marked by the specific cultural customs that they embody.  Whether it is clothing, language, familial relationships, etc, at the end of the day different groups of people do things differently.  I bet you’re thinking, “Yes, Matthew, we know.” Forgive me for saying it again, but in a globalizing world, cultural groups can no longer …

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Paseo el Rosedal

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 3. Observing, Buenos Aires by Matthew G2 Comments

Buenos Aires is born from the unique mixture of Spain and Italy, but heralded as “the Paris of the South.”  However, there are varying degrees of influence, take the food, for example–Argentina prizes it’s Italian food, meaning carbs, and lots of them.  Pizza, pasta, gnocchi, tarts, pastries, and of course, empanadas.  Health conscious eaters in the US often shy away …