Day: April 1, 2021

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Le Carré’s latest master twist: the novelist became an Irish citizen before he died | Culture

David Cornwall (Poole, United Kingdom, October 1931-December 2020), known and revered throughout the world by the name of John Le Carré, ended his days with a final script twist at the height of his spy novels. The author who best portrayed post-war England and the double standards of a declining empire, who loved his country […]

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Edel Rodríguez, the anti-Trump cartoonist: “The press went a bit crazy” | Valencian Community

One of Edel Rodríguez’s drawings in the exhibition in the Gothic cloister of the Center del Carme in Valencia.Monica Torres The Center del Carme. Cultura Contemporània de Valencia shows from Thursday the works of one of the most renowned illustrators of today, a title that Edel Rodríguez (Havana, 49 years old) has earned thanks to […]

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Paul Simon sells all his songs to Sony’s publisher | Culture

Paul Simon performs during the final stop of his tour ‘Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour’, on September 22, 2018, in New York.Evan Agostini / AP It is the latest bomb in the music industry. Retired from touring, Paul Simon has sold the publishing rights to his songbook (which includes huge hits with the duo […]

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Gianluigi Colalucci, restorer of the Sistine Chapel | Culture

On March 28, Gianluigi Colalucci, who had been chief restorer of the Vatican Museums since 1979, died at the age of 92 in Rome, the city where he was born in 1929. Coming from a family of lawyers, Colalucci was trained at the prestigious Istituto Centrale per il Restauro, where Cesare Brandi was then acting […]

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Rocío Carrasco, literary character | Culture

The truth became an unappealable hurricane. We saw that in the documentary about the life of Rocío Carrasco. With the French song here by Barbara Pravi as a chant that added sweetness to the catharsis. A mother in ruins who nevertheless recounted her destruction with a sober, distinguished Castilian diction. Rocío Carrasco’s phrases, in the […]

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Plantu, a retiree of good ink | Culture

Plantu’s last cartoon occupies a good part of the cover of this Wednesday’s edition of the newspaper The world. In it, President Emmanuel Macron appears overwhelmed by the concern of the health workers and the expectations of the press about the speech to the nation that he was to deliver a few hours later. “What […]

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The dolmen of the 17 priestesses, left at the mercy of vandalism | Culture

Leonardo García Sanjuán points out a slate slab belonging to one of the megalithic burials next to the Motelirio dolmen, in the Sevillian town of Castilleja de Guzmán.PACO PUENTES / EL PAÍS The dolmen o tholos de Montelirio, dated between 2850 and 2700 BC, is abandoned to its fate. This jewel of the largest human […]

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Julio César, 70 kilometers from Madrid | Culture

Julius Caesar stepped on the soil of Hispania twice. The first in 69 BC, as quaestor, a kind of great administrator of Hispania Ulterior, and the second shortly after, in 61 BC. C. and how propretor, the magistrate who directed the province under the command of the consul of Rome. But Caesar did not pay […]

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Movies about viruses: Filming a pandemic after you’ve lived it | Culture

Matt Damon, in ‘Contagion’ World War Z It seemed until February 2020 the best guide to know how to behave in the face of a pandemic, in this case of zombies: Brad Pitt, helicopters and explosions. Previous epidemics, such as AIDS, bird flu or Ebola, rarely appeared on the screen, with races against the clock […]

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A new home changes the perspectives of the Frick collection | Culture

The new headquarters of the Frick Collection is a challenge that invites you to contemplate with different eyes a centenary set. In the usual relationship established between the viewer and the work, he introduces a third element: space. The 400 pieces that the steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) treasured for decades have moved only […]

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