from the editor

Has education hit rock bottom in Catalonia?

Sarai Sarroca
Director of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC)

“Catalonia is now more arid in every way”

The SMC makes a cautious analysis of the semi-arid zone in Catalonia.We have been cautious. And to be rigorous, we base our analysis on a 30-year period. That’s why we updated the analysis for the 1991...

Pol Morillas
cidob director

“We have more global and simultaneous crises than ever”

The New Year is full of tensions and conflicts in an increasingly complex world facing multiple challenges. Here, Pol Morillas, Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, or CIDOB, analyses...

Epic sequels, talent, reminiscence and farewell tears

2024’s film bonanza guarantees unparallelled excitement and nostalgia for movie enthusiasts

Miró and Matisse, a relationship never explored

The highlight of 2024 in the Miró Foundation will be the first exhibition showing the links between the two great 20th-century artists

The concerts of 2024

Bruce Springsteen, Estopa and Rammstein will be at the Olympic Stadium, with Depeche Mode, Olivia Rodrigo and Manolo García at the nearby Sant Jordi

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

IS IT ME?

Neil Stokes
THE LA0ST WORD
Neil Stokes

THE AGE OF THE AWARE

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

SENSE OF PLACE

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

GRATITUDE

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

MONEY TO BURN

“We’re out”

Epic sequels, talent, reminiscence and farewell tears

The concerts of 2024

THE LAST WORD

PROMISES, PROMISES

Miró and Matisse, a relationship never explored

“Always juggling”

Education in the spotlight

A lost decade

SOME SUGGESTIONS:

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

Joaquim Uriach
President of the Palau de la Música Catalana

“Some people still don’t know the Palau”

Sarai Sarroca
Director of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC)

“Catalonia is now more arid in every way”

Pol Morillas
cidob director

“We have more global and simultaneous crises than ever”

Lluc Quintana
Chef at Can Xapes restaurant and winner of the Gastronomic Forum of Barcelona’s award for Best Sustainable Chef 2022

“Cooking is an excuse to deal with bigger issues”

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Terra del Cava

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Monsant

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Corpinnat

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Priorat

Sex change letters

BCNegra returns with lifetime award for Jo Nesbo

The passionate pianist

Death is real

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

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!