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 Kraftwerk play the Positivus festival in Latvia in July. Positivus, Salacgriva, Latvia 18-20 July Situated on the Gulf of Riga, Positivius has a whimsical feel and an impressive line up: this year Elbow, […]
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 […]
After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing. The sun greets the International Space Station from the Russian section of the orbital outpost, photographed by one of the STS-129 crew members
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 […]
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. PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NICHOLS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 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 […]
When two Senegalese photographers messed with some very familiar screen moments, they were taken aback by the racial dimension to the response. Breakfast at Onomo’s, 2013. Photograph: Antoine Tempé Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. […]
Shut out all night at the Golden Globes, the historical drama “12 Years a Slave” eked out the night’s top honor, best film drama, while the 1970s con-artist caper “American Hustle” landed a leading three awards, including best motion picture – comedy or musical.