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.

MADRID FUSION 2019´s SPECIAL GUESTS: FERRAN ADRIÀ, RICHARD CAMARENA & RUBEN ABASCAL

FERRAN ADRIÀ: Spain's most universal and influential Food Designer & Executive Chef. RICHARD CAMARENA: Two-Michelin Canalla Bistro chef. RUBEN ABASCAL: Winner of the Cheese Recipe Competition

A SECOND OPINION: “The Wife” Wins Top Awards!

"The Wife"'s premise is quite relevant to our world today in which women are caught in traditional roles while reaching to shine with their own light. (Taking a back seat has been the way most women have dealt with the male hierarchy over the year.) It is not strictly a feminist film, but rather a tender study in the reality of women’s lives still today. Recommended viewing.

TRADE FAIR FEVER 2019

FITUR: The aim was to recognise the work carried out by tourism companies, professional researchers, small businesses in the travel sector, airlines, high speed rail,  coach bus corporations and Journalists to boost the image of the industry, and creating new opportunities

A Second Opinion: Time Enough for Love

You can't get through February without celebrating Valentine's Day on the 14th if you have a "significant other" in your life. Now, all this fuss about love may seem strange to the modern millennials who may feel they have a more sophisticated relationship with their partners. But a little old-fashioned Romance never hurt a budding connection between a Man and a Woman

AMERICAN CLUB GALA INVITE!

ACM hopes to have you with them on their 67th Anniversary! Date: 16 March 2019. Time: 8 PM. Place: Hotel InterCon

SPAIN IS HEADED FOR AN ACRIMONIOUS SNAP ELECTION. CLASHES!

Following the rejection by the Parliament of the national budget for 2019 proposed by the socialiat government of Pedro Sanchez, the President called snap election on 28 April. Hot on the campaign trail already, the leftist parties inisist on "dialogue" with separatist Catalonia as the only "commonsensical" solution to the escalating Catalan secessionism while the conservatives vow to "defend Spain from its enemies" by implementing indefinitely the harsh Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. On another plane, the left vows to recover the debilitated welfare state system while the right seeks to implement a liberal economic model.

SPAIN & THE EU STAND BY A DEMOCRATIC VENEZUELA

President of the Spanish Government: "The common position of the EU in regard to the political crisis in Venezuela has been achieved on the initiative of the Government of Spain. The ties that unite Spain and Latin America are very deep. There is nothing that takes place there which does not affect us. That is why the Spanish government will work to ensure that full democracy returns to Venezuela"

BARCELONA: Is Uber the Problem? Are Taxis the Problem? Is Change Unwelcome?

Uber has become a sensational platform to many ordinary, business, and celebrity people. It has created a fundamental possibility for anyone to get to their destination at the press of a button, cash not necessary. It also provides a stiff competition for taxis. And that's the trouble, at least for the cab drivers who went on strike in Barcelona (later in Madrid). But how asbout the Uber users?

JOSE ANDRES, HUMANITARIAN CHEF, CANDIDATE FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, & GUIDEPOST’S 2018 PERSON OF CHOICE — Part 1: The Intrepid Entrepreneur

JOSE ANDRES, HUMANITARIAN CHEF, CANDIDATE FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE & GUIDEPOST’S 2018 PERSON OF CHOICE Part 1: The Intrepid

JOSE ANDRES, HUMANITARIAN CHEF, CANDIDATE FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE & GUIDEPOST’S 2018 PERSON OF CHOICE — Part 2: Chef with a Social Conscience

José Andrés is Guidepost's PERSON OF CHOICE. Why? You'll have to read on!

TITANIC ALLIANCE GANGS UP ON BILLIONAIRE BEZOS

The accord between El Corte Inglés, benchmark of Spanish commerce, and Alibaba, the digital giant from China, is welcomed by both partners with such a great enthusiasm one would think it was marriage made in heaven. El Corte Inglés press releases are rosy and replete with optimism. The partners present the accord as the answer to Jeff Bezos’ dominant position in global e-commerce.

THE PLIGHT OF WEED CLUBS WITHIN THE GREY AREA OF SPANISH LAW

Although it is illegal to possess or sell marijuana in a public area, club owners can obtain licenses to operate private associations to smoke and sell weed. But operating within this space creates a multitude of problems for club owners looking to advance their business. Be that as it may, private weed clubs in Madrid are on the rise. Per some estimates, Madrid will surpass Barcelona, where there are currently over 300 private clubs, as the weed capital of Spain by 2020.

THE RAINBOW OF U.N. SUSTAINABLE GOALS LENDS COLOR TO SPANISH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR “THE FUTURE WE WANT”

"A world without poverty, through the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, is the future that we want"

A Second Opinion: Oh, those wonderful Rebajas de Enero!

I have been accused of being a miser, but I prefer to consider myself "thrifty"! I figure why pay more when you can pay less? With my attitude, I'd never make it in the fashion scene in New York or London or Paris. Maybe Madrid is more forgiving!

MOST POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES WORLDWIDE: YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW!

Over 2 billion active Facebook users worldwide. Instagram, the fastest rising social media, has 1 billion. Odnoklassniki (ever heard of it?) has 71,000,000. It's the 15th top social networking site. Facebook is tops in Spain as in most countries throughout the world.

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.