El barri de la Perona
On the gypsy tarmac of La Perona

Esteve Lucerón recovers the last few years of the gypsy Perona, when the neighbourhood had been living amidst conflict and exclusion for quite some time, and does so...

Llibre: Taxi, Carlos Zanón
A taxi called excess

In literature, generally speaking, excess isn’t a good thing. Taxi shrieks, mutters, hums Velvet Underground, strings together quotations and metaphors,...

Llibre: Un regalo para Kushbu
Stories in pictures that cross borders

For some time now, non-fiction not only fills the pages of well-known writers like Capote, Mailer, Carrère or Caparrós, but also the illustrated pages of graphic...

Llibre: Periodisme malgrat tot, Jaume Fabre
Grey journalism

Fabre is one the journalists who best knows his city. He wrote a splendid doctoral thesis on 1939 Barcelona and played a decisive role in safeguarding the memory of...

Llibre: Nazis a Barcelona. L’esplendor feixista de postguerra (1939-1945)
Catalonia, soiled

No book had previously managed to describe the extent to which the support for fascism manifested itself visually, both officially and in the popular arena. Nazis...

Llibre: Dalí i Barcelona
An inventory of the eccentric Dalinian Barcelona

By default, everyone associates Dalí with Figueres, Madrid (the unavoidable Residencia de Estudiantes cultural centre, where the exceedingly shy Dalí was called “the...

Retrat de Joan Fontcuberta © Pere Virgili
Welcome to the post-photographic era

Joan Fontcuberta

In this day and age, images have become dangerous, even furious, and require an attitude of resistance on the part of intellectuals and artists. For Joan Fontcuberta...

Il·lustració © Judit Canela
Under the spell of a neighborhood (a poem spelled out in cantos)

The poet Josep Pedrals talks to us about his neighborhood in a poem.

(Translated from the Catalan by Ronald Puppo)

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