Opinion

. Lluís Romero
HEADING FOR THE HILLS
MARTIN KIRBY

The edifying truths of independence

We live at the end of the line; the power line. It is strung from old poles through pine woods, above a barranc crowded with dry cane, down into another far deeper ravine and out again. Winter can mean...

. Lluís Romero
THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE
BARNEY GRIFFITHS

Barça and the beautiful game

Given the fact that from the beginning of November I started hosting a football chat show on Punt d'Avui TV, this may be an appropriate time to discuss how the beautiful game is seen here compared to other...

. Lluís Romero
Long-term resident
Matthew tree

Warming up

When waiting in London's Gatwick airport for the plane home, I never know what to bring back with me, seeing as how all English products can now be found in Catalonia (except fudge). I usually end up buying...

opinion
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

The project to turn English into Catalonia's third language continues

The situation of English today is not the same as 10 years ago. Even if the socio-linguistic objective of establishing a third language in Catalonia has not yet been fulfilled, there has nevertheless been...

random thoughts. terry parris
writer

Motor cyclists from Romania

You have to be very valiant to ride a motor bike if you have cerebral palsy. This was the conclusion I reached when two men arrived at my house this morning and rang my bell. My cleaning lady and friend...

tribune. NEIL STOKES

Voting in the 21st century

I have a confession to make. No, it's not what you think. In fact, it's worse: I did not vote in the November 9 participative process. In my defence, it would be better to express it as I still haven't...

Thousands of couples, both gay and not, kiss each other during a mass 'kiss-in' organised by Arcigay.  EFE
Tribune. brett hetherington

The best of times

Has there ever been a better time to be alive in the history of our tortured, super-intelligent species? At the press of a few buttons we have virtually all the accumulated knowledge of the last several...

África Zamorano 
 AFP & ARCHIVE
EXTRA TIME
nEIL STOKES

Catalonia's sporting winners for 2014

When I started this column in January, the aim was to focus the spotlight on some of Catalonia's sporting talent. This is a small country blessed by a disproportionate number of champions, but the heroes...

from the editor
MARCELA TOPOR

The start of an ambitious adventure

November is an important month for the country, but also for the magazine you have in your hands right now. As you will see in this issue, on November 10 Catalonia Today starts a new adventure by providing...

oPINIon
JOAN VALL CLARA. General manager of El Punt Avui Group

A worthwhile journey

Catalonia Today, in conjunction with El Punt Avui and El Punt Avui TV, enters a new ambitious phase of life on November 10. Until now, Catalonia Today has produced a monthly magazine and a weekly article...