The vaguely freaky New York Press is dropping massage parlours and foreign language specialists and taking a $1M revenue hit. Barcelona’s conservative daily, La Vanguardia, shows no signs of so doing.
- Teachers/examiners with less skills than pupils/examinees
Story in Trouw about a German teacher who can’t speak German. This wouldn’t be so freaky in jobs-for-the-boys Spain, where the
- 19th century proof that Catalan, and not English, is the universal language
A conversation between Uncle Sam and Senyor Ambrós throws new light on notions of linguistic hegemony.
- Buffalo Bill, first vendor of palomitas/popcorn in Spain?
La Vanguardia in 1889 re Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in Barcelona: A la puerta del hipódromo vimos vendedores de caña dulce y
- Idiot meets web fonts
A minor change to my History of Barcelona mini-site, designed to make it even less accessible to passers-by.
- Did Carod really give a speech at New York University on inauguration day?
There are no reports in the English-language media, and NYU’s agenda doesn’t list the event.