The year of the pandemic

Last year a life-changing pandemic spread around the world. Here, people from all walks of life recount their personal Covid stories

Downright peculiar

Salt Water is the translation of Pla’s Aigua de Mar, published in his Collected Works in 1966, plus 29 pages on an ill-tempered conversation about a shipwreck with Salvador Dalí’s father

Plensa, the art of asking for silence

The Barcelona-born artist is displaying a group of sculptures and drawings at the Senda gallery until February. He says they have a “hyperpositive” message that focus attention on the “vibration” of body and thought

All doom and gloom

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, reviews how Catalonia’s leading football clubs ended the most unusual of seasons

Between heaven and earth

Cadí-Moixeró is a mountain barrier formed by the Serra del Cadí range on the west side and the Serra del Moixeró on the east. They are connected by the Tancalaporta pass and extend for more than 30...

The dead bee that stings

Juan Marsé, who died aged 87 on July 18, was widely considered Spain’s finest contemporary novelist. His great subject was the defeated Barcelona of his 1940s childhood. “No post-war ever had a better poet,” wrote Manuel Vázquez Montalbán.

viewpoint / brett hetherington

Captured

tribune / pere miret

Solidarity, but with whom?

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

Heartache

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

Virtually social

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

THE UNREAl DEAL

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

A troubled genius

David Cassà

“Every month we bill a little less”

Elisabeth Reixach

“I believe that online education will be greatly strengthened from now on”

Sílvia Esteve

“We know this is not a normal school year”

Ramon Valls
RHEUMATOLOGIST, REINFECTED BY COVID-19

“There are reinfected, and I’m a case in point”

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

Ester Gea
Ester has a PhD in Virology

Life in a fairytale city

Pere Grau i Rovira
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A second homeland

Anna Mallorquí Quintana
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Open and international

Laura Calçada
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A city of diversity

Plensa, the art of asking for silence

Worst harvest of the century

A unique archeological site next to the lake

Consumption in the spotlight

DAVID BUENO
NEUROSCIENTIST AND AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘L’ART DE PERSISTIR: UN VIATGE A LES PROFUNDITATS DEL CERVELL PER APRENDRE A GESTIONAR EL CANVI I LA INCERTESA’ (THE ART OF PERSISTING

Persistence not resistance

Quartet Gerhard
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“Coming back home is the best way to celebrate 10 years”

Carme Portaceli
New head of the Catalan National Theatre (TNC)

“The TNC must be a gateway for Catalan theatre”

Marta Coca
Director of 080 Barcelona Fashion

“We must promote Catalan fashion at this critical time for the industry”

Downright peculiar

Toni Garcia Ramon
CULTURAL JOURNALIST

“Bill Murray told me, ’No one will ever believe you’”

In full view of the tombs

In full view of the tombs

English Hours is the irregular diary of the two years (1926 to 1928) that the historian Ferran Soldevila spent as a lecturer at Liverpool University

Zdgt and Bst

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through D.O. Alella

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

King of sausages

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through D. O. Empordà

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

A peach like no other

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

Smart Heritage

Blanes, 2019
Photo: oriol duran

Make way for the Carnival King!

Horrorland, Cercs 2018
Photo: ACN

Are you ready for the fright of your life?

Festa major in Banyoles
Photo: Sara Cabarrocas

A cause for celebration

Llorenç del Penedès
Photo: Courtesy of town council

Night of fire and witches