ON THE TOWN

Restaurants and bars, movies, theater, dance, sports arenas, even the home… Keep abreast of what’s going on where, and how you can have the greatest fun.

SAY CHEESE

Asking vaguely for cheese in Spain is the same as asking vaguely for a bottle of wine, a dead give away that you do not really know what you want. However, do not despair. Cheeseaholic, me, is here to assist you

IT’S THE SEASON OF THE BOLET HUNTERS IN CATALONIA

Let’s talk about mushrooms.  It’s the traditional mushroom picking season in the wannabe state that lies in the northeastern territory of Spain. The Catalans love to think they’re one of the savviest – if not the savviest – boletaires in the world. Why not?

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: The World of Dance

"Music and dance are like a marriage of two busy people. They work and create individually and come together once in a while. "

MEET JENNIFER MULLER/THE WORKS

Jennifer Muller/The Works at the Battery Dance Festival, NYC, 2016

 

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ENTERTAINING: OCTOBER SPECIALS PART 1

This month we´ll have lots recipes and crafts with time enough to spare for Halloween. Part 1 of two October Specials includes recipes you can make anytime of the year and some you´ll have fun with especially at Halloween: A Special Flan • Witches´ Fingers Cookies • Ranch Dressing • Coffee Syrup

A SECOND OPINION:  A VIEW OF LLADRÓ

Juan Lladró: “Our porcelain pieces are works of art. We looked for a flower in its purest simplicity. For us this flower has become a timeless symbol that expresses man’s efforts to master material and achieve beauty”

DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD: PROUD TO BE SPANISH!

Madrileños, and Spaniards in general, took the Fiesta Nacional as an opportunity to not only show their support for the police corps,but also to declare their stand on the Catalonian crisis, shouting phrases such as “No os engañan, Cataluña es España"

WHAT IN THE WORLD?!

Here's the appalling spectacle: a referendum that had all the makings of voting in a banana republic, and a declaration of independence that nobody knows for sure if it really was a declaration.

THE FLAG & THE BALLOT BOX

There’s unease – and even anger and agitation – throughout Spain as the clock ticks away into D Day. Others find it hard to believe that some could think of such a referendum. There's even melancholy in the air.

MADRID vs. BARCELONA: THE COMING TRAIN COLLISION

Neither the Catalan autonomous government nor the central government will budge an inch from their respective entrenched positions. At the rate the “trains” are going, there’s bound to be a head-on collision in the next few days.

THE DNA RESULTS ARE IN: DALÍ IS NOT DADDY!

 

Dalí Foundation: The court’s unusual and unjustified decision to exhume Dalí’s remains to establish the veracity of paternity, or lack of

NO AXE TO GRIND? SPAIN’S MINISTER OF TOURISM SAYS BARCELONA PROJECTS A “WONDERFUL IMAGE”

Barcelona is still the third city in the world in terms of number of congresses and there have been no cancellations or changes of venue for the coming months. Airline bookings for the next three months continue to increase

CATALONIA: A NEW BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

"Whilst it is unlikely that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will do a U-turn and support the Catalan referendum, one thing is for sure: the issue of Catalonia’s independence is not going to go away anytime soon"

COULD THE BARCELONA TERROR ATTACK HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?

Two missed opportunities led to the massacre in La Rambla

TERRORIST SAVAGERY BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE

"If terrorists would only look, they’d see their savagery only brings out the best in people. They’re going to reap no converts nor cow them into submission to their cause"

THE REAL MADRID

Any and everything about the fascinating capital city of Spain — and the Autonomous Community of Madrid — from its rich history through its vibrant present to what the future holds, recounted from every angle imaginable.
This category, however, goes beyond Madrid; it embraces stories of what occurred, are occurring, and will probably occur in the Spanish nation whose capital is Madrid.