Katie: This Thanksgiving I am celebrating with a bunch of international friends. We each bring a dish or two and enjoy together! It feels appropriate, but it also feels weird because other than Americans, no one else really knows what’s going on
It's a world class spectacle. You won't want to miss it!
"There were delicious Spanish wines. The first was Viña AB, a powerful sherry, served with cuts of eggplant marinated in a spicy soy sauce. My favorite was the last wine of the night, Garnacha de Fuego. For this dessert wine, the kitchen cooked up gruesome red velvet cupcakes with shards of sugar glass jutting out of them complete with fake blood."
Joining the celebrations of this castiza feast gives you a unique opportunity to look into the heart and soul of Madrid, touchingly described by Enrique IV, King of the Crown of Castile, as “muy noble y leal villa” – and be a part of it if only for just a few hours.
It was a tremendous joy for the packed house at Manhattan’s Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th Street), enraptured by the October 14 one-night-only 90-minute non-stop, electrifying performance. The entire evening was magical, as if the spirit of de Lucía himself were watching and having a grand time.
"Don Juan is the dashing, wanton, blasphemous libertine, first immortalized in Tirso de Molina’s play El Burlador de Sevilla of 1630, who found currency in the best of European literature since and captured the imagination, not only of the Spanish people, but of writers and musicians around the world"
"In his memoirs, Zorilla tells us how he was told of the death of Spanish essayist Larra by a well-known literary figure, Mossard, who suggested he write something for the burial, and which could later be published. Zorilla stayed up all night to complete the work which shot him to fame and fortune. " The work was Don Juan Tenorio
Whatever the literary origins of the legend of Don Juan may be, he certainly caught the imagination of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Italians took a pantomime version to France in 1657, and there, after attempts by Dorimund and De Villiers, it rooted in a successful version by Molíère
OECD countries have seen life expectancy increase by over 10 years since 1970 to reach an average of 80.6 years. Life expectancy is highest in Japan (83.9 years), and Spain (83 years)
Spain is one of the world’s best places for expats, says "Expat Explorer: Broadening Perspectives," a global report by HSBC
"The government has begun to adopt the necessary measures in response to . . . a series of events that is inadmissible for most people of Catalonia, stealing part of the territory that belongs to all the people of Spain"
Answer: The ousted president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont. Also the leaders of the Catalan pro-independence political parties who have already announced they’re running for re-election after they have unilaterally and illegally proclaimed the independence of Catalonia on Friday, 27 October 2017
Good news for select Spanish corporations! Fourteen Spanish multinational firms have been ranked among the world's most sustainable in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Indixes (DJSI) World Index
"Art. 155 is so extreme it has never been intended for actual implementation. It was written into the Constitution as a kind of deterrence to would-be offenders so that they may not go ahead and bring on themselves the full constitutional wrath of the Spanish state"
Spain has always been, and always will be, a patchwork of diverse cultures and kingdoms. It’s time for the country to embrace this multicultural history, instead of fracturing into ever smaller city-states. What Spain needs is not a new country but rather a new democracy
LA NUEVA MUJER is a collection of 10 American stories by early feminist authors, a sparkling array of early-twentieth century stories some of which have never been translated into Spanish before. A great read! So is the interview with the translator. Read on!
The Holidays are on at ASM; no holding 'em back now!
Here's what the American Club of Madrid has lined up for the month of Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
For the past eight years air pollution in Madrid has consistently topped European Union limits. But some studies rank Madrid as eco-friendly thanks to the city government's plan to reduceambient air pollution!
Until Sunday, November 5th, the theme park will be in spirit with a series of haunted houses, scare zones, shows, and some Halloween costumes that look almost a little too realistic. Voted the best Halloween in Spain!
Fantasy. Horror. Science fiction. Black comedy. They could all be an early Halloween treat for you, thanks to the Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástica Nocturna Madrid
One of the infallible ways to get to know the real Madrid is through the stomach? You bet! For example, to feast on the Cocido Madrileño (Madrid stew) is to savor the history of Madrid
Amor. Adventure. Ambition. The musical comedy, generously spiced with acid wit, delves into the life of Madrileña Maria Ines Calderon, more popularly known as La Calderona (1611– 1646), the most important actress in the Spain of the seventeenth century who became the mistress of King Felipe IV.