THE NEW YORK TIMES: Clubs with rarefied hi-fi equipment have become a mecca for listeners who crave an emotional connection to music.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: After his grandfather’s death, a music producer finds a trove of almost perfectly preserved audiotapes representing a vital chapter of Ecuador’s musical history.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: When Pablo Escobar’s reign came to a bloody end, his family barely escaped the carnage. Now his son has opened a window into this decadent, dangerous world with a fascinating new book.
MONOCLE 24: “Remote X” blurs the lines between performance and interactive storytelling. After visiting more than 30 locations around the world, its latest stop is the English capital.
MONOCLE 24 / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: Barcelona’s annual Sónar electronic music festival has spun off into a parallel innovation congress, which showcased emerging VR technology this year.
BBC: More than 600 exhibits are on display at Colombia’s first cinema museum, run by two avid collectors with no shortage of stories.
VICE / THUMP: Drug-related deaths at Time Warp Argentina sparked a city-wide ban on electronic music, but locals are skeptical about the government’s ability to fix a broken system.
VICE / MOTHERBOARD: The destiny of Ecuador, a small country with outsize ambitions, now depends overwhelmingly on a commodity price it cannot control – while a huge volcano awakens to threaten further chaos.
THE GUARDIAN: In Rio de Janeiro's notorious Morro do Adeus, a young dancer is helping girls transcend their harsh reality through ballet.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: A black presidential candidate invented by marketing gurus to satirize Argentine politics has become an online sensation, but also been accused of reviving offensive stereotypes about the marginalized Afro-descendent community.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Before he became Pope Francis, Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio sent many priests to work and live in the slums – or “villas” – of Buenos Aires.
BBC: Photo workshops bring a new philosophy of life to Ezeiza women’s prison in Buenos Aires, where inmates chronicle their experience using pinhole cameras and find a vital creative space for self-expression.