Opinion

from the editor

Catching up with slow fashion

As every year, we devote our main feature to the latest trends in fashion. However, this time we focus on local designers and so-called Slow Fashion, a concept that is growing and gaining more followers...

THE LAST WORD

What do you want to be?

When people ask me what I do, I find it hard to come up with a one-word answer. Journalist? Editor? Translator? None of these terms fully describe my duties at Catalonia Today, although a little bit of...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Homage to the Priorat

One Catalan jewel among the many, my home comarca of the Priorat, is a prism of rainbow light right now that arches through time and across the globe.I have spent a quarter of my reasonably long life within...

Long-term resident

First sight

Nowadays, the word 'Catalonia' no longer provokes a frown of bewilderment on most foreigners' faces, the way it used to, say, half a decade ago; on the contrary, for reasons that are close to obvious,...

random thoughts. terry parris

The darling buds of May

Flowers, flowers, flowers. Oh, what sweet thoughts rise up for me at the word 'May'! It takes me back to when I was 15, living in Scotland, and at school. I had my first boyfriend, an intelligent boy given...

viewpoint. brett hetherington

Democracy and other duds

At a time when the European Union appears to be slowly falling apart, its highest court was fixated on whether a woman at one workplace in Belgium should be allowed to wear material covering her head.As...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Secretive chat

One luxury I predict Catalans will gradually lose as Catalonia opens up to the world is that of switching into the Catalan language when they don't want others to understand what they're saying. Obviously,...

gallery. martin capdevila

I do or I don't the wedding season?

As summer fast approaches, so does the wedding season. Yikes. I'm never sure if I enjoy weddings or if I enjoy gorging myself on food and drinks knowing I was not involved in the planning. In either case,...

tribune. Pere Miret

Fiscal deficit versus fiscal fraud

In the debate on the independence of Catalonia in recent years the figure of 16 billion euros of the fiscal deficit with the Spanish central government has sometimes been likened to tax fraud, claiming...

from the editor

Every day should be Sant Jordi

For Catalans, Sant Jordi is one of the most important days of the year. Who doesn't follow the tradition of buying books and roses on this Catalan version of Valentine's Day? Visitors, make sure you don't...