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Opinion, By Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Revisiting Rio de Janeiro in 2013, whose biggest events might be dubbed the “Three R’s in Rio.” In reverse chronological order, these were Rock in Rio, Religion in Rio and Riots in Rio.

The first R was so unexceptionable that the Curmudgeon couldn’t find anything bad to say about it, except that O Globo thought a sign reading “Matawan” was “Manhattan.” [Disclosure: that sign got two of the Curmudgeon . . .

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