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Franco in a fridge: he pulls in the punters, but is he art?

Artist Eugenio Merino with a cool-looking Francisco Franco.

Spain’s former dictator is still news, as a generation of artists have made clear lately. But it’s a shame their work isn’t more interesting or relevant.

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Garzón affair reflects Spain’s tortured relationship with its past

Garzón: The Spanish judiciary's most divisive figure.

Spain’s best-known judge goes on trial today for having dared attempt to investigate human rights violations during the Franco dictatorship.

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Gibson’s undimmed passion for Lorca

Gibson and Lorca.

Irish writer Ian Gibson is obsessed by Federico García Lorca and over the last 30 years has become one of the world’s best-known Hispanists. But as the 75th anniversary of his death is commemorated, Gibson admits that the mysteries surrounding the poet remain as alive as ever.

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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