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Mariana Sarrias. BYRON LLIBRERIA,

A broad concept with space to relax

One of the latest bookstores to open in Barcelona, Byron offers a wide range of literature, events, local cuisine, exchange and reading club, and even has a fireplace

“America hails return of beer”

The “dry era” was not yet completely over – only 19 states and Washington DC had proclaimed liquor legal – but the “great thirst”, as this newspaper branded it, was about to be legally quenched...

History and fun

Roses Tour Familiar is a new tourist proposal designed to show off the main attractions of the Costa Brava town through games for the whole family

European Super League shambles

Led by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, a handful of Europe’s top clubs announced a breakaway Super League in April. Presenter of El Punt Avui’s The Week in Football Barney Griffiths takes a look at how they got it so wrong

Rotten apples

Released in 2012, the British series Line of Duty has become a cult series for lovers of police drama. The first season aired on BBC Two and immediately became a favourite of critics and audiences alike....


You could call me one of the lucky ones; one of the chosen few.A week ago, I had my second dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Bellvitge Hospital in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat just outside Barcelona....

Indexes of democracy

The natural way to rule is almost taken for granted, at least in the so-called Western world. Yet a glimpse at the 193 UN members shows a thornier picture, with different forms of dictatorships and autocracies,...

Essential reading

After a second Sant Jordi’s Day under the pandemic, bookshops are now officially recognised as essential businesses. The Association of Catalan Booksellers has 234 bookshops, with at least one in each county


“Preposterous arrogance”

It’s good to talk, they say, but there’s no arguing with some people. Talking is generally seen as the best solution to conflict, whether between individuals, organisations or even countries. We only...


Moving forward

Before I launch into this month’s column, perhaps it’s worth reiterating why I decided to call it The cultural tightrope when I first started writing it many years ago. Knowing that I was going to...