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A dangerous dependence

Teenage addiction to technology, especially internet applications, is a growing concern among experts and families alike. It is not a new phenomenon, it’s been around as long as smartphones. Yet the...

Rafel Hidalgo. marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

Living alongside history

Why did you leave Catalonia?I left Barcelona 37 years ago because I got tired of the rarefied linguistic atmosphere in Barcelona. Back then I was working in the Hogar del Libro bookshop on Carrer Bergara,...

Exotic birds continue to gain ground

The third edition of the ‘Catalan Breeding Bird Atlas’ identifies 17 more nesting species in the country than in the first edition 40 years ago, of which nine are from foreign climes

Poetic vigour

This selection, made by the translator, covers over 50 years of Pere Gimferrer’s varied, lyrical, avant-garde poetry. The very young Gimferrer was a fresh voice in the 1960s, part of Catalonia’s cultural resurgence, setting fire to the straitjacket of the dictatorship with verbal fireworks

(Probably) the best TV series ever

Recommendations website FilmAffinity has posted film and TV reviews for 19 years

One treaty, two standards

To deal with the severe economic downturn resulting from the financial crisis of 2007, and exacerbated by the Covid pandemic of 2020, the European Council approved a large package of funds to be distributed...

Barney Griffiths
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
Barney Griffiths

Eskerrik asko

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

It’s that man again

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

The quiet saviours

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

IS NOTHING SACRED?

Martin Kirby
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
Martin Kirby

MAKES ME WONDER

Neil Stokes
THE LAST WORD
Neil Stokes

mea maxima culpa

“Invasion!”

The future looks bright

Water leads the way through Banyoles

Rewilding the Pyrenees

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

Rafel Hidalgo. marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

Living alongside history

Xavier Cusidó Oliete

A northern paradise

Juan José Ruiz Gómez
He works as a lawyer in Norway

In the far North

Quim Miró
He is in charge of www. exteriors.cat

Living a balanced life

HELENA RIFÀ

“Cyberattacks have gone up since the pandemic began”

Exotic birds continue to gain ground

(Probably) the best TV series ever

Screen overuse triggering wave of short-sightedness

Marta Ribera
ACTOR, SINGER AND DANCER

“Banderas is humble and very hardworking”

Sílvia Ferrando
NEW DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF THEATRE

“The institute is a meeting place”

Judith Colell
NEW DIRECTOR OF THE CATALAN FILM ACADEMY

“TV3 has to be the hub of our productions again”

Vicenç Fajardo
President of La cuina de l'Empordanet

“We have a loyal clientele, and that’s our Michelin star”

Poetic vigour

MIQUEL BERGA
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND WRITER

Just the right amount of irresponsibility

The end of corsets

Independent woman in a hostile world

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through ...Osona

Basket
Text: CUINA MAGAZINE Photo: Anna García Frigola

A cake fit for a saint

ALBA BALCELLS
HEAD OF THE CATALAN WINE INSTITUTE (INCAVI)

“We need to explain Catalonia’s wines better“

Immersed in wine

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

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!

Horrorland, Cercs 2018
Photo: ACN

Are you ready for the fright of your life?