HOW THE GOOD OLD SPANISH TWO-PARTY SYSTEM GOT CLOBBERED

HOW THE GOOD OLD SPANISH TWO-PARTY SYSTEM GOT CLOBBERED »

6 May, 2019
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In just a decade, the predictable two-party environment in Spain fractured into a wide breadth of parties and ideologies and may never revert to the what-had-once-been. This will certainly make for a more chaotic system, but a more interesting one as well.

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

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE HOME OF A POET”, 20 February 1987 (PART 1)

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE HOME OF A POET”, 20 February 1987 (PART 1) »

16 Mar, 2018
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In spring, the almond blossom competes in brilliance against the snow-crested peaks beyond. Suddenly, like a pencil line sharply delimiting the green lushness of this veritable oasis, the earth turns ochre-arid, supporting only the hardy olive. This is the presence and imagery that permeates the verse of its best-loved son and barb, Federico García Lorca: the viento verde of the undulating corn, long solitary walks through melancholy rain-filled afternoons, y el fondo un campo de nieve…home of the poet.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Home of a Poet”, 20 February 1987 (Part 2)

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Home of a Poet”, 20 February 1987 (Part 2) »

16 Mar, 2018
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The silence is heavy with the presence of so much life in this household, by all accounts filled with voices, laughter and music. What conversations did Federico enjoy here with his sisters and his musical and literary friends? The poet himself was an accomplished pianist and Manuel de Falla was certainly among the most assiduous visitors here. There is the unavoidable feeling that everyone has stepped out, and will be back in a few minutes.

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum)

THE BASQUE COUNTRY & THE VASCOS – 3 (Guernica, the Path to Terror at the Reina Sofia Museum) »

7 Aug, 2017
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"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"

OPEN HOUSE — FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE!

OPEN HOUSE — FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE! »

3 Apr, 2017
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Go through the awesome portal of the Biblioteca Nacional and you’re catapulted into the wonderful world of books and ancient manuscripts. Special event: Open House, 9 April 2017

FARO DE MONCLOA: AWESOME EARTHBOUND VIEWS FROM HEAVEN

FARO DE MONCLOA: AWESOME EARTHBOUND VIEWS FROM HEAVEN »

15 Feb, 2016
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"Up there on the Faro, with panels that provide the visitors all the info they’ll need to know about the city that unfolds before their very eyes, Madrid shares with its visitors its treasured monuments"

THE REAL MADRID: the Greats in Historical Cafes, Guitars and Misnomered Museums

THE REAL MADRID: the Greats in Historical Cafes, Guitars and Misnomered Museums »

7 Jan, 2016
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Here's a mix of what makes Madrid REALLY & TRULY capital: an anti-fascist literary outpost, lovingly crafted guitars, and a museum where there are no paintings, only cocktails

SPAIN IN THE EU: Thirty Years Just Yesterday!

SPAIN IN THE EU: Thirty Years Just Yesterday! »

9 Nov, 2015
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Come January 1, 2016 Spain will celebrate its 30th year in the EU. What has happened all these years? What will the future be?

JAMAICAN DANCEHALL & SPANISH FLAMENCO: Two Passionate Peas in an Unlikely Pod

JAMAICAN DANCEHALL & SPANISH FLAMENCO: Two Passionate Peas in an Unlikely Pod »

6 Nov, 2015
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My friends said, “How can you compare the two? They are just too different. Madrid may not even know what Dancehall is!”