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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

SALVADOR SOBRAL: “Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello”

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

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"

WEST SAHARANS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MOROCCO IN SPAIN

“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.”

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.