Day: May 17, 2021

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Philip Roth’s ‘Canceled’ Biography Returns to US Bookstores | Culture

On June 15, bookstores in the United States will once again have copies of one of the most anticipated biographies of recent years, and one of the most controversial books of the season. The announcement by the AP agency that the Skyhorse label will pocket the book that WW Norton removed from physical and virtual […]

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David Afkham renews as artistic director of the National Orchestra and Choir | Culture

David Afkham, in a concert last year in front of the National Orchestra of Spain.Rafael Martin David Afkham (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 38 years old) will continue as titular and artistic director of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain (OCNE) for at least the next two seasons. The general director of the National Institute […]

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Carpaccio’s ‘Young Gentleman’ takes years off | Culture

The restorers Susana Pérez and Alejandra Martos moved with their utensils in February 2020 from their quiet workshops and settled in room 11 on the first floor of the Thyssen Museum. Propped up on a platform and protected by a large glass urn, they began the cleaning and recovery of one of the jewels in […]

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Calling a dead bullfighter a “murderer” in the plaza is not protected by freedom of expression, according to the Constitutional Court | Culture

The Constitutional Court has endorsed the sentence that the Supreme Court imposed on Datxu Peris, former councilor in Catarroja (Valencia) by the Guanyar Catarroja-Esquerra Unida group, for calling the bullfighter Víctor Barrio a “murderer”, who died after being caught during a bullfight held in the Feria del Ángel de Teruel in July 2016. The Supreme […]

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José Luis Alexanco, the artist of processes, dies | Culture

This Sunday night the plastic artist José Luis Alexanco (Madrid, 1942-2021) died at his home in Madrid, at the age of 79, due to an abrupt cardiorespiratory arrest, as confirmed by the Maisterravalbuena gallery. Alexanco, one of the most rigorous and original Spanish avant-garde creators of his generation, was not so interested in the result, […]

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Día das Letras Galegas 2021: The uncomfortable and renewing poetry of Xela Arias returns from oblivion | Culture

Xela Arias, to whom the 2021 Galician Literature Day is dedicated.REAL ACADEMIA GALEGA / Europa Press Feminist. Nationalist. Breaker. Galicia gives herself to commemorate her lyrics to a contemporary poet as forceful as she is apparently fragile. A writer as resounding in her claims as she has been silenced for years: a “singular, transgressive and […]

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Lee Child, the author of ‘thrillers’ adored by the masses … and intellectuals | Culture

Lee Child, at the Prado Museum in 2014.LUIS SEVILLANO He measures two meters and exceeds 100 kilos, more agile than fast, relentless, brutal. It is attractive in its own way. He has been a military policeman for 13 years and now lives by his own rules. He travels with a toothbrush and a debit card […]

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‘Latest record project’: Google University graduates | Culture

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 25:  Van Morrison at Teenage Cancer Trust 15th Anniversary Year Concerts at Royal Albert Hall on March 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Mick Hutson/Getty Images)Mick Hutson / THE COUNTRY The current pandemic may be the greatest crisis ever suffered by live music and its complementary industries. And we may […]

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