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Archeology: Pigs Eat History | Culture

On April 23, 1811, British and French troops clashed in the municipality of Gallegos de Argañán (Salamanca) In a combat in which both armies fired thousands of bullets that remained, along with buttons and remnants of weapons, on the battlefield, next to the Marialba bridge, on the banks of the Azaba River. Now the magazine […]

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The Teatro Real registers two encores in the same evening for the first time in its history | Culture

The representation of this Monday of Tosca, Puccini’s opera, has entered the history of the Royal Theater with honors. Two singers, Sondra Radvanovsky and Jonas Kaufmann, have started two encores from a devoted audience. The first one has done it again with the aria Vissi d’arte, while the German tenor has achieved glory with And […]

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Graham Vick, fascinating history of musical theater | Culture

Graham Vick, in Madrid, in 2014.Carlos Rosillo “The relationship between performance and audience is art … A work of art has no meaning until it is perceived and responded to, and its quality and value reside solely in that response.” In these few but effective words, Graham Vick (who died on Saturday, July 17 in […]

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History, memories and political uses of the Civil War | Culture

The Civil War is the central event in the history of the Spanish 20th century. Since that summer of 1936, writers of all kinds, novelists, essayists, and historians have tried to explain its causes and consequences, the most acute conflicts, and the policies that guided them. No period in our history has generated so many […]

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Manuel Vicent: A happy phrase is enough to go down in history | Culture

The writer Truman Capote, in Venice in 1950.GETTY IMAGES Borges said: “All writers walk towards anonymity, only the mediocre arrive a little earlier.” However, posterity is available to any writer who, regardless of his literary talent, has become a source of anecdotes. Oscar Wilde said: “The difference between a whim and a great passion is […]

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The History of Spain is a spectacle | Culture

Lope de Vega, Cristóbal Colón, El Cid and Caliph Abderramán III share the stage in the Montes de Toledo, just six kilometers from the imperial city of Toledo. These four historical figures star in the new shows of the park Puy du Fou España, what Opened its doors in Spain last March. It is a […]

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Muelle, the firm that changed the history of graffiti in Spain, goes up for auction | Culture

Muelle, photographed by Roberto F. Muñiz. Courtesy of the artist’s Facebook group. Urban artist, graffiti artist or writer. Rocker. Madrileño from the popular neighborhood of Campamento. Teenager and young man in full Madrid Movida. Pier, that is, Juan Carlos Argüello (1965-1995), left his signature throughout Madrid in the eighties and early nineties. It only took […]

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Manuel Vicent: Two surreal pieces of the history of Spain | Culture

Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler in Hendaye (France) in 1940. 1. I met Pedro Sainz Rodríguez in the last years of his life. He was the model of the clever, tireless and subtle fat man, who from his youth, moving in the shadows, had been present behind the curtain at all political scrubs: in the […]

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San Isidro: The worst goring in history for bulls | Culture

The bullfighter Guillermo García during the bullfighting festival held on May 2 in the Plaza de Las Ventas in Madrid.Fernando Alvarado / EFE Today, the day of San Isidro, patron of Madrid, there will be no bulls, for the second consecutive year, in Las Ventas, the most important square in the world. It is one […]

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‘Erasing the history’: delirious diatribe against the digital universe | Culture

In front of the pleasant but usually mellifluous French country cinema, the director couple of Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern have been searching for a different type of spectator for years, composing delusional and much more risky comedy exercises around life in the village. Clear history, diatribe against the digital universe, Special Jury Prize at […]

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