from the editor

Not the year we hoped for

Virtual Civil War

An international team of historians, archaeologists, experts in the humanities and academics has created the first Virtual Museum of the Spanish Civil War

An A to Z of comics

CaixaForum Barcelona offers visitors a tour through the history of comic books with many outstanding original works on display from both home and abroad from the collection of Bernard Mahé

ASPIRATIONAL VACUUM

Not a few foreigners wonder, what’s up with those Catalans? Claiming independence in today’s Western democracies seems nothing short of caprice; bar Scotland, which benefits from some lenience, maybe...

China and the new global geopolitics

China has become an economic force in today’s global market and must now be considered the second great world power in this respect

Iranian women say enough

Iran is submerged in unrest as thousands take to the streets to protest the police killing of Masha Amini for not wearing her veil correctly

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

AFTER THE PANDEMIC

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

NOAH’S ARK

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

DIRTY GAME

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

BACK TO BLACK

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

UNITY IS POWERFUL

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

PRECIOUS RESOURCE

Josep-Lluís González. marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat
is from Sabadell and has a long career in the fields of education, culture, management and international relations, in Catalonia, the UK, Canada and the United States. Currently leading the Dallas International School, in Texas, he has previously directed prestigious schools such as the Toronto French School, the British School of Barcelona, in Castelldefels, Eton College and St Paul’s School, in the UK

Land of art and cowboys

THE CORRIDOR OF TRUTH

Stormy days

An A to Z of comics

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

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

Shining a light on
Christmas

December

November

Piqué hangs up his boots

A government
divided

October

September

'Festival of freedom'

Lluís Benejam
Collector

“I have the history of cinema in print”

Adrià Gual
LEADER OF THE EXCITEMENTS

“Even Beethoven spoke about playing with attitude, it’s not just a Stooges thing”

Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdeferro
architects

“Our role as architects must take another path”

Pol Morillas
DIRECTOR OF CIDOB, THE BARCELONA CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

“The war is a reality check”

No medication

Dolors Udina
LITERARY TRANSLATOR

“Reading Virginia Woolf makes you feel smart”

Remembering Paula Rego

Rows of wounded

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through... Priorat

the mushroom hunter. josep maria salvatella

Autumn time is mushroom time

November food programme
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE

Food festivals spotlight autumn delights

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Empordà

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!