Interview

'I am an eclectic person'

Where are you from Marga and what a beautiful name!I am from Equatorial Guinea. My name Marga comes from the name Margarita. Like the pizza or the drink or the flowers. My grandmother is also called Margarita.Most...

A song for the world

You are the new director of the Orfeó Català choir and artistic advisor at the Palau de la Música. How do you manage to combine this with your activities abroad?With great difficulty and a lot of planning....

Returning smiles to kids' faces

How did the Quintana lab come about?ES: We had both gone to Seattle to do post-doc degrees in neurobiology and were in neighbouring labs, which allowed us to collaborate on various projects. After we finished...

Andrea, and all that jazz

You are one of the most popular jazz musicians of the moment, and you are here today to talk about your new album, Emotional Dance.Yes, that's right, it will come out in February next year. We went to...

On the road to recovery

What is the Graduate School of Economics?The GSE was founded 10 years ago. It was a joint project between the UAB and Pompeu Fabra and two research centres, CSIC and CREI. These were already collaborating...

A Catalan Kiwi on screen

You are one of the few Catalan actors with English as a mother tongue.Indeed, my mother is from New Zealand and she has talked to me in English since I was a kid, actually the first words I ever spoke...

Alzheimer's on the ropes

What is Alzheimer's disease exactly?Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease that appears late in life, from 60 to 65 years old on. We now live longer, so there are more cases of Alzheimer's. It's a...

Finding the best narrative

Where are you originally from?Originally from Holland, where I lived for almost 50 years.How did Catalonia become your home?I wanted to emigrate from Holland, like a lot of Dutchmen! And I decided after...

Ramon Rovira

'Trump has not been punished for his lies'

After six years as TV3's correspondent in Washington, Ramon Rovira has written Gracias, Estados Unidos in which he expresses his admiration and gratitude to the world power

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Film director

The Catalan who murdered Trotsky

El elegido (The Chosen) is a new spy thriller based on the true story of Catalan Communist Ramon Mercader who was recruited by the Soviets to kill Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940