I wondered here whether pew-beating as a means of reliving medieval pogroms was a nineteenth century invented tradition. It was a rather naive question, and confirmation that the practice was already popular in Barcelona in 1848 is to be found in this Libro Verde entry for today, Holy Wednesday.
- Holy Thursday Jew-killing games in Lleida
BS has kindly pointed out that Lérida has a selective digitalised press archive going back to 1896. With ref to this,
- Catalan cannibal song
Demanding a paella of the Moderates, in today’s entry over at the new libro verde. Sequel: a week later, with defeat
- No little negro boys here
Most sad that Barcelona’s Hogar Extremeño (Extremaduran Centre) was unable to host “Yo soy aquel negrito” last Friday. The show’s title
- Eyeball grunting
Apart from reliving medieval massacres, there are various perfectly sensible reasons why one might want to thwack the ground in the
- So where does Silvio Berlusconi stand on organ-grinders?
Unfortunately Alan Friedman’s excellent authorised bio, My Way, leaves us none the wiser.