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Pepe Luis Segura, a great figure among the proxies, an independent bullfighting | Blog The bull, by the horns

He wore the bullfighter suit in the 1970s, and eight scars remind him of it every day; The Viti was his alternative godfather in 1969, but he retired when he learned that it would not be a figure. At that time, in 1977, Pepe Luis Segura (La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz, 1945) could not […]

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The Kings present the Cervantes Prize to the poet Francisco Brines among orange trees and wicker chairs | Culture

The kings Felipe and Letizia with the poet Francisco Brines, at the Cervantes award ceremony in Oliva (Valencia), at the writer’s home.Royal House / Francisco Gómez / Royal House / EFE At his home in Oliva, surrounded by the landscape of his childhood that has inspired his verses, Francisco Brines received the Cervantes Prize medal […]

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‘Mank’: Oh, the love among the dispossessed | Oscar Awards 2021

The actor Gary Oldman, and ‘Mank’. Not having enough physical and emotional mental strength, nor too much capacity for fun, nor excessive cinephile curiosity, I am not seeing the Oscars ceremony live for the first time. I watch it delayed the next morning, struggling with technology, with very limited interest, speeding up the images. And […]

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Mariana Enríquez and Benjamín Labatut, two Latin American writers among the finalists for the Man Booker Prize | Culture

Latin American writers Benjamín Labatut and Mariana Enríquez, nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize.ANAGRAM The Argentine writer Mariana Enríquez and the Chilean Benjamin Labatut have been selected this Thursday among the six finalists for the Man Booker Prize. The award is one of the most prestigious in Anglo-Saxon literature, with the winning author and translator […]

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Hubert Selby Jr. returns, cursed among the cursed | Culture

Hubert Selby Jr., pictured in his New York apartment. Hubert Selby Jr. (New York, 1928-Los Angeles, 2004) was 15 years old when he left school and joined the merchant marine, and 19 when tuberculosis returned him to the mainland, prostrated him on a bed, left him without some ribs and made him lose part of […]

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Rocío Molina dances among the muses of the Prado Museum | Culture

Rocío Molina’s avant-garde zapateado thundered this morning in the Sala de las Musas del Prado Museum. Surrounded by eight Roman sculptures representing the protective divinities of the arts and sciences, Molina has danced a unique and unrepeatable piece for visitors to the Madrid art gallery, expressly conceived for that space. She was accompanied by the […]

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The confinement brought the reading index among Spaniards to an all-time high | Culture

A young woman reads on the balcony of her house, in Barcelona, ​​during confinement.© Consuelo Bautista It was the year of the pandemic and the year of great reading opportunities. The percentage of Spaniards over 14 years of age who frequently read books in their free time, that is, at least once a week, reached […]

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