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Young veterans | Culture | THE COUNTRY

Anyone who thought he was going to attend a recital by two veterans in the twilight of their careers had to change their mind after leaving the Teatro de la Zarzuela on Monday. The tenor Christoph Prégardien (65 years old) and the pianist Roger Vignoles (ten years older) taught a lesson in that wisdom that […]

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The abandoned | Culture | THE COUNTRY

Irish writer John Banville, in his Dublin studio in 2008. “I write because I can’t write,” I heard John Banville whisper on one occasion. And I thought that one day I would make an anthology of texts by my favorite authors, of all those who write because they can’t write. In the weeks that followed […]

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525 days | Culture | THE COUNTRY

David de Miranda, before the fourth bull of the afternoon.Torostv The figure ―525 days― was offered by Torostv, and refers to the time that the right-handed Diego Urdiales had been without wearing the suit of lights; specifically, from October 6, 2019 in the Plaza de Zaragoza. That is the case of the Rioja right-hander, but […]

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A female cinematographic journey through the Basque Country | Culture

For decades, the Basque matriarchy has been spoken of as a social movement. In the book Tides, Toti Martínez de Lezea writes the history of 35 Basques in 35 towns on the coast to show that in reality the Basque woman does not appear in the history books, although it is true that in some […]

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First commandment of Chinese artists: “Love the country and support the Party” | Culture

Chinese artists will know what to expect in terms of ideology, behavior and creativity from March 1. That day a guide produced by the Performing Arts Association, which depends on the Ministry of Culture, where the 10 commandments that professionals in the sector must respect are set. The first of them: “Love the country, support […]

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Statures | Culture | THE COUNTRY

The day I found out that Franz Kafka and Elvis Presley measured the same thing, I did not suffer a concussion, but an intellectual one. They were both over six feet. Virginia Woolf was five foot four, and the television host Susanna Griso, who I meet from time to time, is close to six foot. […]

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Picasso, hotelier | Culture | THE COUNTRY

A child copies Lucien Freud’s self-portrait at the Royal Academy of Arts, London R. de M. When I put the TV on, there is always someone talking about the hospitality figures with the same care as the hospitalized figures. Their losses, capacity, ERTEs, the lack of tourism that prevents people from coming and frequenting the […]

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Suketu Mehta: “Trumpists fear that the US will cease to be a white country in 2044” | Culture

The writer Suketu Mehta during the Jaipur Literature Festival (India), in January 2020.Hindustan Times / Hindustan Times via Getty Images The writer Suketu Mehta (Calcutta, 58 years old) combines the narrative skills of the reporter who kicks the sites and the theoretical reflection of someone who has spent years metabolizing the subject matter. During a […]

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