Opinion

THE LAST WORD

Crime and PUNISHMENT

Text del art d’en Neil

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Rhythm

How I need the rhythm. From listening to my heart, literally finger on pulse when my head begins to bully, to the familiarities, smiles and constancy of Priorat community and nature.I find such comfort...

Long-term resident

The Roaring Twenties

1920 saw the births of the novelist Joan Perucho and the socialist leader Josep Pallach in Catalonia, of filmmaker Federico Fellini in Italy, the writer Charles Bukowski in America, along with the actors...

Long-term resident

Dear Lloyd

AN OPEN LETTER TO LLOYD MILEN, BRITISH CONSUL GENERAL FOR CATALONIA, ARAGON AND ANDORRA.

Generation Precarious

I saw the best minds of my generation” being dog-walkers or asking ’Would you like fries with that?’”This may well be the sentiment of plenty of young people under the age of 30 across the developed...

RACE TO THE CORE

Confirmed: China is now, in real terms, the world’s single largest economy, having overtaken the US in 2013 and the EU in 2016 – and keeps growing at an annual 6-7% rate, while developed countries...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Seascape

Thirty years ago I was on an express train. It was November 10th and I was about to have a front row view of history, just as I sense is happening to me now.The Hanover to Munich service was on schedule,...

random thoughts

What you see is what you get

There’s a saying, “What you see is what you get”, but do we always see correctly?We’ve had rats in our house recently; one or even two woodland rats, and they are very big! Our house is in a beautiful...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Watershed

Dear A,Good to hear from you in the UK. We are alright, thank you, and glad to hear you are too. The comment about the prevalent political problems affecting us is, indeed, pertinent. We are distressed.We...

THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Of course, sir

Tourism is booming in Barcelona, despite three notable factors: one, the terrorist attacks of just two years ago; two, the so-called “tourism-phobia” that has gripped the city in recent years and seen...