From the millions of tourists that come to Spain every year it is easy to see that Spain is a popular country for foreigners. But does living here bring the same qualities?
With the festival season looming, we look at some of the smaller (aka cheaper) and offbeat (aka less crowded) options in Europe
Positivus, Salacgriva, Latvia
Situated on the Gulf of Riga, Positivius has a whimsical feel and an impressive line up: this year Elbow, Kraftwerk and Anna Calvi are some of the names on the list. Away from the main three stages there is a local arts and crafts market, a cinema tent, circus perfomances, modern dance, theatre and art. It’s not the slickest festival out there but that’s actually something of a bonus as the idyllic setting would be a little at odds with anything sharper.
Director hopes to reunite Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Jeff Cohen in follow-up of cult 80s children’s adventure.
The director of The Goonies, Richard Donner, has said a sequel to the cult 80s children’s adventure is in the works.
- The Goonies
- Production year: 1985
- Country: USA
- Cert (UK): PG
- Runtime: 113 mins
- Directors: Richard Donner, Warner
- Cast: Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Josh Brolin, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Sean Astin
Newspaper report in 1853 got author Solomon Northup’s surname wrong twice, misspelling it as Northrop and Northrup.
The New York Times has printed a correction for misspelling 161 years ago the name of a black man who was sold into slavery and whose memoirs were turned into the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave.
Jordan Belfort, who was jailed for 22 months for securities fraud, admits that the Oscar-nominated film based on his memoir had no need to exaggerate the sex and drugs.
The controversial figure whose memoir formed the basis of Leonardo DiCaprio’s unhinged stockbroker in Martin Scorsese’sOscar-nominated black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street has revealed his debauched life of sex and drugs was «even worse» than shown in the film.
Paco de Lucía, born Francisco Sánchez Gómez (21 December 1947 – 26 February 2014) was a Spanish flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Falmenco style, he was one of the first flamenco guitarists who has also successfully crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz.
The U.S. announces important new rules to restrict the domestic trade in ivory.
The new ivory rules ban the commercial import of African elephant ivory.
New restrictions on the ivory trade designed to create «a near complete ban» on the commercial sale of African elephant ivory in the U.S. were announced Tuesday by the Obama Administration.
Elephants and rhinos have taken center stage in global coverage of illegal wildlife trafficking, and the ivory restrictions are a cornerstone of the administration’s new plan. (Read » Blood Ivory» in National Geographic magazine.)
When two Senegalese photographers messed with some very familiar screen moments, they were taken aback by the racial dimension to the response.
Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. We’d turn to each other, channeling our best version of Val Kilmer to spout “You can be my wing man anytime” – followed by intense laughter. Who doesn’t have a favourite line, an iconic moment from film lodged in our minds?
Everything you need to know (and more) about the Academy Awards Oscars 2013 is in this page