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In praise of ‘Soldiers of Salamis’

Soldiers of Salamis.

Ten years after the release of the film version of Javier Cercas’s breakthrough, his novel still resonates.

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

The Catalan spy game

La Camarga restaurant in Barcelona.

Claims that dozens of secret dossiers on Catalan politicians and their financial affairs are being circulated for sale to the highest bidder have provoked panic.

February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

La Liga: Pellegrini engineers Málaga’s miracle run

Manuel Pellegrini.

Andalusians are in fine form going into historic Champions League clash with Porto. Meanwhile, Messi keeps scoring for Barça and Real Madrid win despite an early red card.

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Ladies and gentlemen, the next prime minister of Spain…?

María Dolores de Cospedal.

María Dolores de Cospedal has tightened her grip on the Popular Party, and is the most likely person to succeed Mariano Rajoy if he doesn’t stand for a second term as prime minister in 2015.

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Turning points

Oración en el huerto.

A softening of the governing party’s stance on evictions, the hint of an export recovery and finally, a 15th century painting gets the treatment it deserves.

February 15th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

It’s Goya time

Maribel Verdú in 'Blancanieves'.

This year’s Spanish Film Academy awards gala brings competing international, national, and arty interests into play, with ‘Blancanieves’, a silent telling of the Snow White tale, leading the pack.

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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