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ART: THE MIRO EXHIBITION

ART: THE MIRO EXHIBITION »

20 Oct, 2021
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"One of the great advantages of being a world-famous personality is that you have no trouble finding the best people to help you when you venture into a new field. All in all, I found this exhibition a delightful surprise, very entertaining and satisfying."

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR »

14 Oct, 2021
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No Spaniard feels guilty about taking a snooze. You’ll see many a parked car from which a lone sleeper dangles out his feet. They nod in the subways, in the parks, in lobbies and stairways. Not only are they guilt-free, they don’t even worry about getting mugged. Perhaps there’s a built-in respect on the part of a Spaniard mugger toward a restful would-be victim. The mugger would probably feel guilty!

A SECOND OPINION: BUCKING BRONCOS AND BULLS OVER FOR THIS YEAR IN PNDLETON

A SECOND OPINION: BUCKING BRONCOS AND BULLS OVER FOR THIS YEAR IN PNDLETON »

10 Oct, 2021
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The Carnival left town. The cowboys and cowgirls loaded up their horses in their horse trailers and headed for other Rodeos around the country and Canada. The Indian Village was taken down and the tribes returned to their reservations. The most exciting event was the Indian bareback relay race. . .But all the hustle and bustle disappeared the day after closing, with Main St. open again to traffic and the horse pooh cleaned up as if it had never been there.

DAVIDE FRACASSO, A FABULOUS BAR, AND THE BEST COCKTAIL

DAVIDE FRACASSO, A FABULOUS BAR, AND THE BEST COCKTAIL »

9 Oct, 2021
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The SantaMaria drinks are created with the unique personality of each of its clients in mind. One look at you, one simple question, and a couple of minutes later they are back with what may yet be your newest favorite cocktail! Davide Fracasso's creation, "Character", not only charms but also won him the Bacardi Legacy Competition, one of the world's most prestigious cocktail competitions.

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL »

4 Oct, 2021
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Many are acting as though the pandemic is now behind us. The attitude is infectious! The old, but most especially the young, are letting off steam in a typically Spanish way: laughter in the bars’ terraces, in the parks, the plazas. . . The sound of the joy of being alive. The signs of the returning old times.

STATESIDE STORIES: AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY THAT MAKES MIGRANTS SUFFER

STATESIDE STORIES: AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY THAT MAKES MIGRANTS SUFFER »

1 Oct, 2021
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Almost 220,000 migrants have been apprehended at the US southern border from July 2021. Biden reversed Trump’s “stay in Mexico” policy and ended the construction of a border wall. Yet he says that the border is not open. Tell that to the thousands of migrants who collect at the border waiting for their chance to enter the US come what may. There has to be a better way.

WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUEEN OF SPANISH CINEMA

WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUEEN OF SPANISH CINEMA »

24 Sep, 2021
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What makes Penélope Cruz tick!

THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE ART SCENE

THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE ART SCENE »

17 Sep, 2021
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"The paint connects with the inner me and guides my hand to form this deep communication which enriches my life and serves as intense therapy. You can't possibly remain depressed as you create a piece of beauty. Life is art, and being involved with art brightens one's existence" 

SPANISH RACISM FOCUSES ON THE GYPSIES & THE VASCOS

SPANISH RACISM FOCUSES ON THE GYPSIES & THE VASCOS »

10 Sep, 2021
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Spaniards are most fond of saying that they harbor no racial prejudice whatsoever. That is true in one sense. In another sense what the Spaniards say is not the whole truth in at least two significant cases. The first involves the Basques; the second the gypsies. No “Spaniard” will ever raise a racial issue in discussing the Basques. An yet almost every Basque -- some 2 million of them -- will agree with the publicly repeated proposition of the far-left pro-Basque independence coalition in Spain, Herri Batasuna: “No somos españoles!”

STATESIDE STORIES: Biden’s Approval Rating Down after Afghanistan Exit

STATESIDE STORIES: Biden’s Approval Rating Down after Afghanistan Exit »

7 Sep, 2021
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Amid the violence and chaos of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden’s approval rating plummeted to just 43%, the lowest rating since he has taken office. 61% disapprove of his handling of the withdrawal