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Yukata! That’s the traditional Japanese summer get-up. It’s kimono but more casual. Less elaborate. It makes for great comfort. And Japanese outfitters say it makes women look particularly beautiful. Not that the yukata is for girls only. It’s for the male of the species too.
I’VE just got back from Pamplona and if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it and will repeat it again a thousand times; Never Again.You can quote me next year. I’m bearing the scars of several cornadas, mostly in the region of the liver (pronóstico: muy grave.) and that last bit of the trip, after the car blew up in flames sixty nine kilómetros outside Madrid played hell with my gout. So on that happy note of goodwill and Christian charity, I will leave you to retire to my local clinic. And a happy Sanfermines next year to each and every loving little one of you.
Hats off to the Filipino hospitality! Mabuhay!
Join the American Club for an "All-you-can-eat" iconic American-style July 4th dinner!
Madrid begins Pride Week on June 28 to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City beginning in 1969. At the time, Spain was still under the Franco regime, which declared homosexuals as “dangerous” people with “the lowest levels of morality”. Four years after Franco’s death, on June 25, 1978, at the beginning of La Movida Madrileña, Madrid held it’s first Pride (Orgullo) March
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”
“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
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.
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!