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.

A FAR-FLUNG THANKSGIVING

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

SPECTACULAR HORSE SHOW IS COMING TO TOWN

It's a world class spectacle. You won't want to miss it!

ANYTIME IS A GOOD TIME FOR HALLOWINE

"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."

IT’S ALMUDENA TIME AGAIN!

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.

THE PACO DE LUCÍA PROJECT REUNITES TO CELEBRATE ITS NAMESAKE

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.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 1  

"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"

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 2

"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

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Legend of Don Juan,” 29 October 1999, Part 3

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

Healthier Lifestyles and Better Health Policies Drive Life Expectancy Gains

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)

SUNNY SPAIN, AIN’T SHE GREAT

Spain is one of the world’s best places for expats, says "Expat Explorer: Broadening Perspectives," a global report by HSBC

OFFICIALS JAILED FOR STEALING A TERRITORY

"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"

MILLION-EURO QUESTION: WHO ON  EARTH WOULD RUN FOR OFFICE IN ONE COUNTRTY AND STILL THINK HE’S FROM ANOTHER?

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

SPANISH FIRMS AMONG THE MOST SUSTAINABLE IN THE WORLD

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

THE FRIGHTFUL ARTICLE 155 OF THE SPANISH CONSTITUTION

"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"

Referendums of Democracy

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

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.