News from El Punt Avui

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Who are you looking at?

I’ve never been much of a fighter, and I’m certainly less so now at my age, but I reckon I could have taken Franco. Mano a mano, I don’t think he would have stood a chance against me. Pau Gasol is...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Les Terres ALTES

Eyes and minds turn to the far north-east of Europe, to the rugged land beyond Hadrian’s Wall.We as a family are already there, deep into the glens, the roots and the clans of the Stewarts, Wilsons and...

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Death of the salesmen

Once upon a time (well, 2005) a group of Catalan intellectuals – most of them university professors - together with the odd Spaniard put their names to a ‘Manifesto In Favour of a New Political Party...

“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...

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Who we ARE

It may be something of a paradox, but the key to understanding what future lies in store for humanity could be to look backwards. We study ourselves as humans in many ways, through science, literature,...

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Haseltov

On the 16th of last month, a 32 year old man who had barricaded himself inside Lleida University was detained by Catalan police acting under the orders of the Spanish National Court, which had sentenced...