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Prophets

Posted: November 29th 2012 11:14. Last modified: November 29th 2012 11:20

Joan Ripollès Iranzo thinks Arturo (the "o" disappeared in public a decade ago) Mas may be on the way out, Elena Ribera isn't so sure. My favourite Reverend Bacon this time round was Oriol Junqueras, whose resemblance to a mad pig conceals the fact that he is a cunning one. I loved his recycling of […]

State of the nation: maths

Posted: November 23rd 2012 11:05.

Alice in Arithmetical Wonderland.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s plagiarism of la Moreneta almost foretold

Posted: November 21st 2012 11:55. Last modified: November 21st 2012 12:13

Pío Baroja got pretty damn close to the Catalunacy of José Luis Espejo in La dama errante.

Trillo and secession

Posted: November 8th 2012 14:55. Last modified: November 9th 2012 14:53

Re his Spain-is-different, anti-independence letter to the FT, some wonderful people believe (h/t Tom) that our happily married ambassador in London also has considerable personal experience of life outside the union. (Is Julia de Micheo Carrillo de Albornoz one person or two? What are her parents' surnames? Did she get on well with her classmates […]

Gerra civil Cataluña contra Calunya

Posted: November 7th 2012 13:15. Last modified: November 7th 2012 13:22

Activists who can't spell "war" with the paintbrush deserve to die by the sword, no? I think we've already established that schools should be teaching peepul how to write in whatever language they prefer, and that nations can go fuck themselves, so let's not go here: ... or here:

Fixing the rootless cosmopolitans

Posted: November 4th 2012 12:53. Last modified: November 4th 2012 13:10

Most of the people I know regard themselves as left-wing, so I've heard this form of apocalyptic xenophobia more from guys with curious haircuts than from guys who have dispensed with the razor guard altogether. Mein Kampf etc are familiar but I don't really know the "left" national-socialist equivalents. Here, however, is the Stalinist machine […]

Updated esteladas

Posted: September 10th 2012 13:37. Last modified: September 11th 2012 00:34

And a great train-wreck song.

Good Barcelona World rants

Posted: September 9th 2012 23:02. Last modified: September 9th 2012 23:05

Miquel at Tot Barcelona suspects this may just be another scheme to enrich the Catalan oligarchy at the cost of the rest, while Salvador Sostres wonders why, since profit trails here generally lead to fiscal paradises rather than reinvestment, the ruling class describe themselves as Catalan, rather than Swiss, patriots. Did Barcelona's tourist crime entrepreneurs […]

Top searches at the Consejo General del Poder Judicial

Posted: May 2nd 2012 11:15. Last modified: May 2nd 2012 11:35

Chart-toppers: Mossos who torture.

Two cool & contrasting Barcelona retro photo series

Posted: April 5th 2012 19:36. Last modified: April 5th 2012 22:34

With a chart comparing Catalan to Madrilenian GDP 1980-2009.

Corpus del patrimoni culinari català

Posted: March 18th 2012 19:39. Last modified: March 18th 2012 21:15

What, no pepper?

Drone target: La Voz de Barcelona

Posted: February 3rd 2012 11:44. Last modified: February 3rd 2012 11:53

"Solo el Principado de Asturias, la Comunidad de Madrid, Cantabria, Galicia, Aragón y Cataluña están por encima de la media española." Afaik 90% of what they do is sift through El País, rephrase and add spin, but ffs. And it's curious: whatever decline may have taken place, I thought Greece and Spain were still world-leaders […]

If Merkel complains about how much TV3 costs, ask her about Bavaria

Posted: November 25th 2011 21:25. Last modified: November 25th 2011 21:30

The television arm of Bayerische Rundfunk inflicts roughly the same relative damage on regional GDP as its Catalan cousin.

How I tried to vote PP and ended up electing a freaking dentist

Posted: November 15th 2011 23:58. Last modified: November 19th 2011 11:22

Blueout in the election of the beards.

Langston Hughes in Spain

Posted: October 1st 2011 17:51. Last modified: October 1st 2011 18:08

Idealism vs realism as a Stalinist hack copes with the Italian bombing of Barcelona but struggles to explain why Moorish peasants are slaughtering Spanish workers in the battle for Madrid.

In defence of Catalan language immersion

Posted: September 5th 2011 22:42. Last modified: September 5th 2011 22:46

It's a fine example of practical neo-feudalism, and screw the serfs.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: build shit, attract shit

Posted: September 4th 2011 11:59.

APR is one of Spain's best-known novelists, and a blustering columnist to boot. Here, translated by Lenox Napier, is a tourism rant of his which is getting a lot of attention at the moment: We forget that for decades we have been clamoring for this exa...

Spanish district administration, so many portions of shit

Posted: August 25th 2011 11:17. Last modified: September 8th 2011 12:27

El País speaks its mind.

Enemies of the Spanish nation

Posted: August 13th 2011 01:52. Last modified: August 13th 2011 11:00

Your nominations, please.

€100+ subsidy per ticket at Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

Posted: July 20th 2011 13:40. Last modified: July 20th 2011 13:48

How would *you* spend it?

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