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‘The Skin I Live In’: another Almodóvar masterpiece?

Antonio Banderas teams up with Pedro Almodóvar for the first time in two decades in 'The Skin I live In'.

The Manchegan maestro has produced a tour de force, if you believe many reviewers. But they are ignoring the director’s failure to create genuine tension and his reliance on cinematic gimmicks.

September 8th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

The Spanish holocaust

Preston's latest book provides an unflinching account of violence during and after the Civil War.

British historian Paul Preston’s latest book, ‘The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination during the Civil War and After’, makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the Spanish Civil War, and the systematic policy of rape, murder and repression carried out by Franco’s forces.

June 1st, 2011 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured | Read More »

Awareness grows, but domestic abuse goes on

New laws aimed at combating domestic violence are having little impact on a long-running problem, though attitudes are starting to change and awareness is growing.

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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