News from El Punt Avui

The Illusion of Singular Greatness

Once again, Great Britain has become the focus of attention for much of the global press and once again the world has looked on in shock. In 2016, Europeans across the continent could not believe that...


What is wrong with this scene?Excited children playing together in a Barcelona street, their parents standing nearby watching, chatting, smiling.Of course, only a few months ago, there was everything natural,...

How the pandemic is MAGNIFYING Spain’s failures

The coronavirus pandemic has shocked the world as few events in recent times have done, let alone the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The world economy has effectively been brought to a halt, with supply-chains...


You can rely on Ovid

When people say Netflix, they are often referring in general to the range of online platforms streaming films and TV series, and such services came into their own during the lockdown. In our house, the...

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The end of the world on your TV

Will the human species become extinct? Cinema has recreated all possible versions of pandemics and a post-apocalyptic planet. Now, Covid-19 is teaching us that reality can beat even the most fearsome fiction

The art of being at home

Two art historians have built an artistic website as a virtual imaginary museum of artworks set at home. QuedAR’T a casa shows more than one thousand ways to stay at home

Lockdown loaded

The decision to send at least four million “non-essential” workers back to their jobs on April 13 strikes me as an extreme mistake. A dangerous one. This was a Spanish government move and was opposed...


Spain spends a lot of money on international campaigns to make it believe that it is a consolidated democracy. However, it is increasingly resembling a dictatorship. In the elections to the Parliament...

Long-term resident

Live performance

Every day, Monday to Sunday, we clap at 8pm sharp. In our case, from the terrace of a sixth floor flat in the northern Barcelonan district of Nou Barris. Our applause is dedicated to the health workers...

Núria Graham

“In Ireland I’m looking for ANSWERS I can’t find here”

The Vic-born singer, guitarist and composer acknowledges her Irish roots in her new album ’Marjorie’