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A LINK BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: JOHN LIDDY’S MADRID AND OTHER POEMS

A LINK BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: JOHN LIDDY’S MADRID AND OTHER POEMS »

19 Jun, 2018
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To inhabit a city for 34 years yet still maintain the perceptive and ever-roaming eyes of a stranger is a gift which John Liddy shares in the title poem “Madrid”

OLD NEWS! A MINISTER OF CULTURE AND SPORT WHO’S DOWN ON BULLFIGHT AND WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD DOING SPORT

OLD NEWS! A MINISTER OF CULTURE AND SPORT WHO’S DOWN ON BULLFIGHT AND WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD DOING SPORT »

14 Jun, 2018
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IRRELEVANT QUOTE: "I am not an athlete. I’m saying this say for everything that has come out [on Twitter]. I do not like to practice sport but I do like sports, and I will support and love sport and support all athletes because they are heroes and heroines."

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language »

11 Jun, 2018
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After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.

LORCA IN NEW YORK

LORCA IN NEW YORK »

8 Jun, 2018
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“A Poet in New York” still resonates in the Big Apple. Imagine my surprise when I got off the subway in Bushwick, a depressed Brooklyn Latino neighborhood, and discovered a mural with stanzas from “Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne)." "Yerma" recently finished a sold-out run in an acclaimed contemporary adaptation at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street. Ballet Hispánico's New York Season honored the playwright with two World Premieres

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS!

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS! »

6 Jun, 2018
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One might say that the Vote of No Confidence launched by Pedro Sanchez and the PSOE stemmed from a spur-of-the-moment decision, the direct result of the untenable situation brought about by the then incumbent Prime Minister’s failure to heed the national mood. Moreover, everyone agrees that it’s bumpy road all the way for Sanchez, the new President. But, hey, the democratic Constitution worked!

ON THE “DEATH” OF BOOKS: THE MADRID BOOK FAIR 2018

ON THE “DEATH” OF BOOKS: THE MADRID BOOK FAIR 2018 »

5 Jun, 2018
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As an avid lover of physical books, I went to the book fair with one question in mind: how is the Madrid Book Fair responding to the technological changes that are happening around us? Instead of finding a stall selling downloadable e-books, I found a different response. To those who say that books are dying, I say that they are changing. Books are no longer simply the words that fill their pages. They are objects of beauty that can be read and enjoyed, and then displayed proudly on a bookshelf or coffee table in one’s home. This is clear walking through the Madrid Book Fair.

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs!

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs! »

4 Jun, 2018
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Those of you who don’t have a cat or a dog to love, believe me, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID

5 BEST INSTAGRAM BLOGS ABOUT MADRID »

4 Jun, 2018
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Whether you're traveling around Madrid for a week or here indefinitely, it’s impossible to ever see enough of the Spanish capital. "5 Best Instagram Blogs" will definitely help!

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away »

29 May, 2018
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Walking through the chilling maze of photos and artifacts and hearing the stories at the Exhibition takes a lot out of a person, as we are forced to comprehend the atrocities that our fellow humans are capable of committing. However, at the end of the exhibit there is also hope: videos play of survivors describing the importance of love and acceptance and warning visitors of what is at stake if we dare to forget the past. For Spain, a country that is still working on coming to terms with its own past, this warning seems especially relevant

SLU MADRID: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MADRID

SLU MADRID: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MADRID »

28 May, 2018
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SLU Madrid, now on its 5oth year in the Spanish capital, serves as a degree awarding institution for international students coming from as many as 65 different countries around the globe. Imagine the university’s environment: an international student studying a degree in an American institution in Madrid, with a degree validation in both the United States and Spain!