The “150kg ETA bomb” on the beach at Sant Carles de la Ràpita is an obvious hoax designed by PP-puppet Zapatero to discredit ETA and Catalan nationalism. As we all know, ever since that little bloke with the moustache didn’t do a deal with the Basque neo-Nazis, the Catalan and Basque peoples have been advancing together, brothers in
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(Sant Carles de la Ràpita became part of the Frankish marches in 1097 and is today without question part of Catalonia. In fact, it’s in the home province of that funny little chap with the moustache, a point that he may have mentioned to his mates in masks back in January. So there’s absolutely no way that decrepit bunch of halfwits would plant a bomb there.)
- Valencian ventriloquism on film
This evening I saw a bunch of early C20th Spanish silent films with live piano accompaniment at the Filmoteca. The best
- About what we were speaking
I’ve been watching a bunch of 40s and 50s Hollywood classics at Méliès. Some trivia:
- Spain, invisible; leaders, dumb
Normal furrow resumed.
- In praise of virtual travel writing
Nice story here about underpaid author Thomas Kohnstamm, who wrote his Lonely planet guide without going to Columbia. (Or did he
- Pà tomaquet not Catalan!
The origins of Catalan cookbook, La cuynera catalana, and a revelatory French description of pan con tomate (albeit soggy) in early