The trial begins

February 2019 is dominated by one main theme: the trial of the Catalan political prisoners, which gives rise to mass protests and a general strike


Taxis war with rideshare firms

Uber and Cabify quit Barcelona, the Catalan government creates 5,000 new teaching jobs, and a blanket of snow covers inland parts of Catalonia


A review of the year picking out some of the key moments that featured in the news in the past 12 months, both in Catalonia and further afield

Poetry and revolution

A new exhibition running at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum until March 15 traces the deep friendship between the great artist and the surrealist poet Paul Éluard, the man who awakened Picasso’s political conscience


He’s doing what?!

Who was it who first had the idea to put a ****ing man in the nativity scene? Who is responsible for looking at that sacred representation of Jesus’ birth, the faces of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men,...