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More culture against barbarism

ABEL RIU
POLITICAL SCIENTIST AND SPECIALIST IN POST-SOVIET AFFAIRS

“The EU is one of the losers of the war in Ukraine”

On February 24 it will be a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Here, political scientist and specialist in post-Soviet affairs Abel Riu analyses the political impact of the conflict

carla simón
Winner of the Gaudí award with the film Alcarràs

“The film is about something that is ending”

Almost a year after winning the Golden Bear at the Berlinale Fil Festival with Alcarràs, Carla Simón (Barcelona, 1986) continues her double journey: collecting awards and travelling all over the world...

Xavi claims first trophy

We take a look at the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as a new calendar year begins

(UN)REAL STORY

Paris 2023, European Nazi-Germany. Adolf Hitler died 48 years ago in bed. The Normandy invasion was a success at the beginning, but the Nazis, joined by Francoist and a few French collaborationist forces,...

Cruel lovers

It is 50 years since the 25-year-old Montserrat Roig’s devastating novel of oppression and confinement Goodbye, Ramona exploded into a Catalonia fighting to break the shackles of the Franco dictatorship (1939-1977)

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

MIRAGES

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

TWO

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

CROSSING CULTURES

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

RIGHTS OR RESPONSIBILITY?

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

BREAKING THE SPELL

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

YOU WANT SOME?

“Kennedy Slain on Dallas Street”

Xavi claims first trophy

GRABBING GRANADOS

(UN)REAL STORY

Ingrid Teixidor
Celler Oliveda

Ingrid Teixidor

Joan Mateu
Painter

Making the ordinary extraordinary

Basketmaker
Tortellà (Garrotxa)

Dani Iglesias

Actors, co-founders of escapade theatre
(Barcelona)

Sue Flack & Caspar

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Mireia Vilanova. marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat
is a Barcelona-born, LA-based producer working in film, TV and digital media. She has led numerous projects in the US and Europe that have screened at top-tier festivals such as Tribeca, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Outfest and Palms Springs ShortFest, among others. She is currently in pre-production on her debut feature, I Live Here Now, directed by Julie Pacino

City of opportunity

JOSEP PRAT.
Journalist and author who has worked with newspapers like La Vanguardia and the South China Morning Post. With his wife he is the owner of the PIZZA HERE chain of pizzerias in Vietnam

Landscape and culture

Christian Rodrigo
Actor, producer, director and acting coach from Barcelona

Hard work equals success

carla simón
Winner of the Gaudí award with the film Alcarràs

“The film is about something that is ending”

Georgina Oliva
Georgina Oliva PROGRAM AND CONTENT DIRECTOR OF THE teatre lliure

“We need a diverse cultural landscape”

Efrem de Montellà
HEADMASTER OF THE MONTSERRAT CHOIR SCHOOL

“We have a 700-year tradition”

Gold medal music

ABEL RIU
POLITICAL SCIENTIST AND SPECIALIST IN POST-SOVIET AFFAIRS

“The EU is one of the losers of the war in Ukraine”

LLUC CRUSELLAS
THE WORLD’S TOP CHOCOLATIER

“It’s time we went further with pastry-making”

MIQUEL RUTLLANT
PRESIDENT OF THE AUDIOVISUAL CLUSTER OF CATALONIA

“Now is a great time for the audiovisual sector”

Lluís Benejam
Collector

“I have the history of cinema in print”

Cruel lovers

Cooking against barbarity

No medication

Dolors Udina
LITERARY TRANSLATOR

“Reading Virginia Woolf makes you feel smart”

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Tarragona

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna Garcia Frigola

Tarragona’s top treat

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through... DO Terra Alta

APART in English returns with the Roca brothers at the helm

Digital classrooms

Blockchain, far beyond bitcoin

The never-ending search for digital talent

Mar Gutiérrez-Colón
PHD in English Philology (URV) and head of the team developing the new Art of Reading application

Learning English through fun

Pla de la Seu, Tarragona, July 2022
Photo: Xavi Vicente

The sky is the limit

Barcelona, January 2021
Photo: Juanma Ramos

Return of the Kings

The best coming art

Blanes, 2019
Photo: oriol duran

Make way for the Carnival King!