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.

CORPUS CHRISTI: TOLEDO TAKES THE CAKE!

"This is a feast where there’s something to touch each of the senses with mystical power!"

LIVE MUSIC IN MADRID

"While I love the French and Spanish bands that come through regularly, Fun House is also a great place to find smaller American acts touring Europe"

AN OUTSTANDING CLOSURE CONCERT RINGS DOWN THE CURTAIN ON A BRILLIANT SEASON

You can't afford to miss this!

Flamenco’s La Lupi in a Riveting RETOrno to Roots

"La Lupi's life experience, emotional intelligence, mastery of the art of flamenco and powerful physicality were all brought to fruition in RETOrno, her riveting exploration of deep-rooted folklore and tradition"

GOURMET’S CHOICE: ROMANIA SERIES, PART II

Read about the oldest hotel-restaurant in Romania, the legendary Horeca Culinary School, outstanding chefs, wines. . .

CORPUS CHRISTI: TOLEDO TAKES THE CAKE!

"This is a feast where there’s something to touch each of the senses with mystical power!"

BRITS IN SPAIN AND THE “BREXIT”” REFERENDUM

Spain is the largest recipient of British expats, next only to Australia, Here are tips on how they could vote in the approaching Brexit referendum

CATALAN CONGRESSWOMAN SEES HOPE IN FLOWER CHILDREN

Listening to Catalan congresswoman Anna Gabriel, one gets a sense of déjà vu. Isn’t what she wants to do with children today what the hippies across America and other parts of the world tried to do in communes when she herself was just a baby in Sallent de Llobregat? As the hippie van says on its rear bumper, "flashbacks happen"

CASTLES IN SPAIN

This one didn’t crumble. It just got cracked up

SPANISH POLITICS IS ALL SET FOR ANOTHER BLASTOFF

Nobody's excited about a new parliamentary election in Spain. But at this late date the countdown is ticking away into (almost) inevitable blastoff

THE UNDRESSING OF RITA MAESTRE

She and others undressed from waist up in the Catholic chapel on campus and she was fined by the court for offending religious sentiments. Only she.

JUST A LITTLE DID-YOU-KNOW?

"By 2050 the United States of America could be the biggest Spanish-speaking country in the world!"

THE HOLY WEEK 40 YEARS AGO IN GUIDEPOST

"In Spain, the Semana Santa without the religious processions would not be Semana Santa. But there's more to the Holy Week than these corteges of lifelike images of the crucified Jesus and Our Lady of Sorrows, his sorrowful mother. For the inveterate music lover concert programming need not be interrupted just because it is Holy Week"

FIRST FOOD ON WHEELS CHAMPIONSHIP

At last, a Food Truck Championship for Spain!

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE SPANISH SIESTA?

The siesta, like the fiesta, is too deeply embedded in the Spanish psyche. But how about the hectic lifestyle that the Spaniards have had to embrace, reluctantly, these recent yeas and which leaves very little rooml for the midday nap?

THE FIRST EUROPEAN “UNIVERSITY” & ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST UNIVERSITIES IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION IS SPANISH

Spain was one of the pioneers of university learning in the world

SPAIN POLITICS: NEVER DULL MOMENT IN AND OUT OF THE HEN HOUSE

In their first session in the Congreso de los Diputados they made straight for the front row, complete with a baby in the arms of their co-founder. The next session they were sent to the hen house in the back of the chamber.

DE MADRID AL CIELO

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.