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?
"Music and dance are like a marriage of two busy people. They work and create individually and come together once in a while. "
Jennifer Muller/The Works at the Battery Dance Festival, NYC, 2016
The Jennifer Muller
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
Sobral placed Portugal at the top of the long list of participating countries in the Eurovision2017. He scored a stunning 758 points, the highest ever in Eurovision’s current voting system. But he was very sick
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"
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.
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.
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.
Dalí Foundation: The court’s unusual and unjustified decision to exhume Dalí’s remains to establish the veracity of paternity, or lack of
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
"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"
Two missed opportunities led to the massacre in La Rambla
"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"
“We are demonstrating against a farcical trial and against the conspirational silence of the international community, a community that demands respect for human rights in other parts of the world [read that as Venezuela] but forgets all about Western Sahara.”
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.
Join the American Club of Madrid's September events. You'll be glad you did!
Madrid has a new transport card (Tarjeta Transporte Publico) since July 2017. It's eco-friendly. It lasts ten years!
"The essence of Madrid is captured in the annual feast of the Virgin of la Paloma; the combination of culture, history, passion, and pride epitomizes what it means to experience coming here. Joining this celebration, I was no longer an outsider, but just another Madrileña ready to join the party"
One of the main things I have noticed since working in Madrid is how well presented everyone seems to dress, whether they are going to work or not. A lot of what Madrileños wear could be described as chic bohemian. Our mini-survey tells a similar story in different words
Tucked in the quiet San Blas Street midway between the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums in the Barrio de Las Letras, you will be blown away once you go through the unassuming door and descend the steps into the Secretos
After an extended closure due to a fire, El Faro de Moncloa is now again available to the public. Those with vertigo or fear of heights will feel every one of those 92 meters. Nonetheless, the view of Madrid is worth the momentarily queasy stomach