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“The King abdicates”

If the monarchy is not a conventional institution, is the monarch entitled to conventional behaviour, like marrying for love as opposed to marrying for duty or “professional” arrangements? Can he lose...

Catalan clubs with cause for optimism

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, runs the rule over how Catalonia’s leading clubs are faring in this most abnormal of football seasons

The CCCB lands on Mars

Without intending to, NASA has run the best promotion campaign possible for the new exhibition at Barcelona’s Centre of Contemporary Culture, the CCCB. While the world watched the rover Perseverance...

A bigger HASSLE

Riots, disturbances, protests, brutal human rights violations, nighttime shenanigans or “police-community liaison”? The events that began immediately after the election here in Lleida, Barcelona and...

DOUBLE standards

This author recently crossed the peninsula westwards to reach Santiago de Compostela, the charming Rome-like village on the verge of the Atlantic Ocean. After the Catalan speaking regions (Valencia, Balearic...