Puicerdà, Llívia and Catalonia on both sides of the French Border

I’m walking down a dusty path in the Catalan Pyrenees. Dark clouds are building overhead, whipped up by the heat. A breeze whispers past, bringing the smells of

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Mine Were of Trouble – Peter Kemp and the Spanish Civil War

Here’s Peter Kemp, in Mine Were of Trouble: “The bright sun shone golden on the fields and the olives; it shone also on the huddled corpses of the

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Women’s Day in Spain, and Spanish feminism’s great divide

Hola a todas, todos y todes! (That’s how the kids are saying it these days.) Interesting times for people of all genders here in Spain. Women’s Day is

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Summer is coming, tourist traps, new elections and business adventures

What’s up, chorizophiles? I haven’t been very active on here of late, for a series of reasons: Running an online business is harder than I originally imagined. I’m

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Rita Maestre and the topless protest that’s the talk of all Madrid

Is taking your top off in a church a form of protest that should be protected by the constitution? We’ll find out soon, due to the case of

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Christmas in Madrid, our new no-Government and more!

Hey everybody! Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… And I have a new article up about some of the fantastic Christmas / New Year’s / Epiphany traditions

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The Austerity Chronicles: Police State

I remember years ago when a group of feminists staged a protest about El Oso y el Madroño in Puerta del Sol, which they claimed was actually a female bear–una

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A lower minimum wage creates jobs?

For those of you wringing your hands over the issue of a minimum-wage increase in the US, perhaps the Spanish situation might teach you a thing or two.

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Liberals are Annoying

I swear. American liberals will find the negative in any situation. Someday I’m going to innocently tell someone I walked down the street, and they’re going to jump

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