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Celebrating two decades of Catalan news in English

TWENTY YEARS ON

Amid the deafening fanfare of inconsequential daily news, sometimes a cluster of fateful events, whose full significance may not even be clear at the time, pop up within a relatively short time lapse....

Making perfumes drop by drop

Esperança Casas has rarely repeated a perfume. Only in very exceptional cases has she decided not to destroy a formula and make it a second time, and from each of the perfumes she has repeated she remembers...

The best meat in the world

Incredible things happen in Barcelona. Proof of that is Hiroki Ito’s recent visit from Japan. Ito represents the third generation of the Ito Ranch, located in Mie Prefecture, the only farm to supply...

The sinking of Atlantis

When Jacint Verdaguer burst into the Saló de Cent at the 1865 Jocs florals dressed in traditional Catalan costume, he caused a sensation. The intellectuals of the Catalan cultural renaixença hailed this young man from the countryside writing a fine Catalan a peasant poet

A story in need of a happy ending

Despite the much-needed boost for the film industry provided by ’Oppenheimer’ and ’Barbie’, pre-pandemic viewer numbers remain way out of reach

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

AT YOUR SERVICE?

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

Footballing Einstein

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

WHO NEEDS A DRINK?

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

13 HOUSES

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

MEMORIES

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

A CHANGE OF DIRECTION

TWENTY YEARS ON

Making perfumes drop by drop

The best meat in the world

Food news
Mireia Rourera

Pizza to sandwiches

MIQUEL BERGA
Chief Editor of Catalonia Today

“Seeing so many people reading it was wonderful”

The Filmin generation enjoys going to the cinema

A story in need of a happy ending

Twenty years of Catalonia in English

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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

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 de Mallorca

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Corpinnat

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Terra del Cava

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Monsant

The sinking of Atlantis

The tastiest books

Lemons and cherries

Sex change letters

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!