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Do you dare?

Men will have to take risks this summer, with a host of new collections that step outside of the rules and by-pass normal limits

Martí heads La Campana, which has topped the Sant Jordi bestsellers the past three years. /  Photo:ARCHIVE

Turning the page

After publishing the number one bestseller for Sant Jordi for three years in a row, Isabel Martí of La Campana publishing house reflects on the popular annual spring festival as well as the future of books and the publishing sector

Leopoldo Pomés at the opening of the exhibition of his work in la Pedrera.
opinion
Montse Frisach. Journalist

Sensuality and commitment A labour of love

A new exhibition in La Pedrera traces the life's work of Catalan photographer and publicist Leopoldo Pomés

Sant Jordi in Catalonia: Statue of the saint on the Pati dels Tarongers in the Palau de la Generalitat,  Photo:A. PUIG / J. RAMOS / A. GARCÍA

All about George Of knights and dragons

The Diada de Sant Jordi is these days dominated by the Catalan tradition of exchanging books for roses but the origins of the festival are rooted in the Saint George legend

The cover of Mercè Rodoreda's The Diamond Square.

What was published in 2014? In English, life after drowning

With Catalonia's international profile rising, Catalan literature translated into English has finally arrived opening up a world of quality for all readers

Altafaj has 20 years experience working in the EU. /Benoît Bourgeois

'We need to act in an exemplary way'

The newly appointed EU government representative argues that continuing the process by peaceful democratic means is the secret to selling the sovereignty process in Brussels

Marcela Topor
from the editor
Marcela Topor

May, a key month for political panorama

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

Anyone up for a bit of sport?

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random thoughts. terry parris
Writer

Living life to its fullest

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

White elephant, black hole

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

Making the case...in Spanish

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

Chat as stress relief

Voting with ones' head

Today's local elections in Catalonia will go ahead with the focus on the management of municipal authorities but also with one eye on the plebiscite election this coming September, which will be the most...

Barcelona's seven candidates yesterday: Trias, Collboni, Fernández Díaz, Colau, Bosch, Lecha and Mejías Photo:ACN

Vote of dual importance

Monnine Griffith and Clodagh Robinson celebrating yesterday Photo:EPA

Irish voters for gay marriage

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Amber Meier

Four goals keep FC Barcelona on track in race for title

With eight games remaining in this season's league, it is vital that Barça stay on track with a cushion between the club and arch-rivals Real Madrid. This they did last night with a comfortable four-goal...

. Photo:ORIOL DURAN

Gaudys Galea

Gold-Coast, Surfers Paradise.  Photo:MARK BURGIN

A Catalan in Paradise

Josep Ligorred Perramon

Catalan heart, Mayan soul

Quebec

A Catalan ambassador in Quebec

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Seventies fever returns

Ethnic and Bohemian

Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, David Bowie or Jane Birkin are all points of reference for many designers this season. In other words, the seventies are back this summer. With the spirit of the '70s in the ascendent, expect Bohemian designs: long, print-patterned dresses, romantic brocaded and embroidered whites, rock-star metallic golds and denim everywhere. Turning the clock back ...

Model Emma Miller

Pure from head to toe

Bradley Smith talking to Neil Stokes on El Punt Avui TV. /  Photo:ARCHIVE

Living life in the fast lane

Filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta during the interview on El Punt Avui TV.

'Life beats fiction'

Miquel Berga has been involved with Catalonia Today since the beginning. He also had the idea for The Class on El Punt Avui TV. /  Photo:MANEL LLADÓ

Project English

Flocks of sheep pasturing are a common sight in Ibiza  Photo:ARCHIVE

Ibizan festive fare

David Izquierdo, in front of the Liceu opera house, one of the book's protagonists.  Photo:ALBERT SALAMÉ

Unknown Barcelona

Soller Pont de la Creu, on the road to Fornalutx.

A sad farewell

Suquet in Roses
may food programme

Traditional dishes from fish to pastries

food basket. TEXT. CUINA magazine. PHOTO

The versatile cherry

The appearance of cherries is a sign of spring

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food & wine. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Priorat

The digital future is under debate. omnipresent. In the photo, a visitor to the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona last March  Photo:AFP
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW. DD

Digital life 2025

The PuntCat foundation has produced 200,000 bookmarks like the one above in a Barcelona bookshop as part of the campaign to promote the .cat web domain to the general public.  Photo:GABRIEL MASSANA

Dot cat 10 years old

The Google Translate icon; just a click and users have instant translation in a dozen languages.
FACTS AND SITES. MARTÍ CRESPO. NEW
marti.crespo@partal.cat

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Barcelona's Saló del Còmic  Photo:Juanma Ramos
Barcelona, April 16, 2015

Alive and kicking

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Barcelona, march 2015
Photo: el punt avui

Saving Barcelona's unique shops

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Kourou, French Guiana
Photo: European Space Agency

The new European 'Space Shuttle'

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