Month: May 2021

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The civic commitment of Ana Luísa Amaral | Culture

The Portuguese writer Ana Luísa Amaral.Barbara Zanon / Getty Images From his first book of poems, my lady what, published in 1990, until What’s in a Name, released in 2017 (and translated into Spanish by Paula Abramo for Sixth Floor, in 2020), the Portuguese poet Ana Luísa Amaral (Lisbon, 1956) has built title by title, […]

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Sanity and madness in the work of Ida Applebroog | Culture

View of the room with the work ‘Todo esta bien’, from Ida Applebroog’s exhibition ‘Marginalias’ at the Reina Sofía. She was only five years old when Ida Applebroog (New York, 91 years old) knew she was going to be an artist. The daughter of a family of ultra-Orthodox Jews, she did not have the wind […]

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Alejandra Glez: The denunciation of machismo and gender discrimination as a work of art | Culture

Three or four years ago, the young Cuban Alejandra Glez (Havana, 1996) went to work for a time in Lima. She was 20 years old and her career as a photographer was just taking off, but the months she spent at the Fugaz del Callao artistic residence left a deep mark on her. In Lima […]

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A hundred cartoonists and screenwriters criticize the award of the Barcelona Comic Fair to Antonio Martín | Culture

An image of the environment at the Barcelona Comic Fair.EFE Almost a hundred Spanish comic authors, including some of the most relevant of the genre, have made public a statement rejecting the Grand Prize of the Barcelona Comic Fair awarded this Sunday to Antonio Martín. The signatories consider that the rules of the award have […]

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Alicante is postulated as the fifth venue for Baroness Thyssen’s paintings | Culture

Baroness Carmen Cervera, in October of last year.NurPhoto / NurPhoto via Getty Images The Alicante Provincial Council negotiates with Baroness Thyssen the opening of a fifth exhibition venue for her collection, after the centers of Madrid, Malaga, Andorra and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona). The project, still in an embryonic state, according to the president […]

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The Portuguese Ana Luísa Amaral wins the XXX Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry | Culture

The Portuguese poet Ana Luisa Amaral, at the Hay Festival in Cartagena in February 2020.RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO / EFE The Portuguese author Ana Luísa Amaral has won the XXX Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry, as announced on Monday by the two organizations that grant the recognition, National Heritage and the University of Salamanca. The […]

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Five Grammy Award Winner and ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head ‘Singer BJ Thomas Dies | Culture

American singer BJ Thomas, who won five Grammy Awards during his career and became very famous for performing the song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, died at 78 years of complications derived from lung cancer, informed sources close to him. “It is with deep sadness that we confirm the death of BJ Thomas,” says […]

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The memoirs of Juan Padrón give many jokes | Culture

Vignettes from ‘My life in Cuba’.Reservoir Books Lately, a lot of laughter has come from Juan Padrón’s office. “The image I have is to enter his house and see him laughing alone at the cartoon that he had just finished,” says journalist Mauricio Vicent, a close friend of the Cuban genius. “He enjoyed drawing, remembering […]

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Charles Sobhraj: The psychopath who killed hippies | Culture

In the mid-sixties, a hum ran through the underground: It was cool, it was said, to travel by road from Europe to Asia. You found hospitable people and everything was cheap, including drugs. The matter eventually became institutionalized, with buses leaving from London’s Victoria Station to Kathmandu. The guide was published Across Asia on the […]

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Villastar Archaeological Site: The gods of the looted Celtiberian sanctuary demand protection | Culture

The archaeologist Juan Cabré arrived in 1909 at the Muela de Peñalba, an imposing limestone cliff in the municipality of Villastar (Teruel), next to the river Turia and almost 20 meters high and two kilometers long. In it he discovered a score of Celtiberian, Iberian and Latin inscriptions and graffiti engraved on the wall of […]

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