A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Jones’ Mini Memories”, 8 August 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Jones’ Mini Memories”, 8 August 1969 »

14 Oct, 2022
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"There has been a 'Manifestacíon Minifaldista' in Paris, according to today’s Madrid morning newspaper. Bearing posters enscribed 'Free Legs!' and 'Long Skirts—Treason!' a group of bare thighed young ladies paraded through the streets of La Ville Lumière threatening a new Reign of Terror for those Paris Coutourièrs who have lengthened the hemline by several centimeters below the belly button in their creations for the Fall and Winter."

PICASSO, PRESUMABLY THE GREATEST ANTI-WAR ARTIST OF ALL TIME, LIVES AGAIN!

PICASSO, PRESUMABLY THE GREATEST ANTI-WAR ARTIST OF ALL TIME, LIVES AGAIN! »

17 Sep, 2022
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The French Minister of Culture: "Picasso's work continues to exert a real fascination throughout the world, abundant, inventive and often radical. It never ceases to be reread, revisited and reinterpreted. This formidable posterity is what the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration aims to explore, question and share with a new generation born in the 21st century."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Alta Batik,” 20 May 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Alta Batik,” 20 May 1969 »

13 Sep, 2022
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“Batik” is a complicated design-dyeing process that has been on the Fashion scene for over 2,000 years. The “número uno” rage in Paris and Rome for several seasons, the technique only just reached Madrid and has caught on so quickly that when Argentinian Inez Lezama Ovejero moved to the Spanish capital and went into the batik business she enjoyed immediate success.

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN

THE KYIV BALLET PIROUETTES INTO THE HEART OF SPAIN »

29 Jul, 2022
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The National Ballet of Ukraine, a.k.a. Kyiv Ballet, is touring Spain these days, while Russian bombs rain on their country. For every ticket sold, certain amount goes to the Red Cross in aid of Ukrainian refugees, and to UNICEF to help the organization in its work of saving and protecting Ukrainian children. Kyiv Ballet is one of the largest ballet companies in the world and one of the biggest performing arts companies in Europe.

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD »

17 Nov, 2021
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All that is most typical of Madrid is fast disappearing and only a few powerless die-hard madrileños seem to care. Among the fatalities are the old-time cafés, those congenial meeting-places where you could go, meet friends, talk art and politics and pleasantly idle away the hours sipping black coffee and cognac.

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ »

20 Oct, 2021
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Miró: "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music"

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE”

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE” »

9 Aug, 2021
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The French national anthem played as a filmed video took viewers to sumptuous sites in Paris. It was the apéritif of the coming Summer Olympics 2024. One could only hope that the accursed pandemic will just be a nightmare that will have been long forgotten by the time the Pairs Games come around – but for the lessons that will have been learned. In fact, that’s the mood and promise at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday.

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN »

29 May, 2021
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Most of the respondents have supported the State of Alarm. Now that it has been wound up, they intend to uphold the pandemic protocols set by it on a voluntary basis. The minority, who were not in favor, call the State of Alarm unnecessary when not illegal, "an instrument to allow corrupt politicians and the Ibex 35 to do what they want with us."

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20!

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20! »

13 Oct, 2020
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On Sunday, 11 October 2020, the World’s Number 2 ATP player demolished Serbian Novak Djokovic, the World’s Number 1, in three straight sets at the Roland Garros final. As the Spanish national anthem resounded in the Philippe Chatrier court, tears of emotion glistened in the Spanish eyes. In his victory speech, Rafa Nadal said, "I never hide that I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams, no doubt about that. The records, of course, I care." About Roger Federer who got there first, he said, "We will see when we end our careers. I believe our rivalry is something beautiful."

THE KING OF CLAY: ¡VAMOS, RAFA!

THE KING OF CLAY: ¡VAMOS, RAFA! »

10 Jun, 2019
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On this mild Sunday, 9 June 2019, the combatants at the Roland Garros men’s final started off evenly matched. But when all is said and done, Dominic Thiem was playing his second ever Grand Slam final against Refa Nadal’s up till then 17 final wins!  And even though he became the first player to win a set against the Spaniard in a French Open final since 2014, that was hardly enough to topple the King of Clay from his throne