Catalonia Today

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...

THE LAST WORD

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,...

Long-term resident

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...

SPACE SAGA

Humans are in a hurry to leave the solar system and colonise new habitable planets through the interstellar ring that has brought them in contact with an alien intelligence thought to have disappeared....

Rediscovering that cinema feeling

Steven Spielberg, Daniel Craig, Frances McDormand and Tom Cruise are some of the attractions to bring the public back to cinemas severely affected by Covid-19

Machiavellian lessons

The Prince, Machiavelli’s most famous book, is still today an endless source of political insights. Chapter VI, for instance, provides a succinct outline of one of Catalan independence’s main obstacles:...

THE LAST WORD

The long view

Apart from baldness and a bad back, one thing that comes with age is a sense of perspective. Looking back shows us that the life-changing decision that kept us from sleeping wasn’t such a big deal after...