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November 2019

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Donald Trump, photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0).

If a challenger can successfully divide the Republican party, history tells us that this could ultimately spell doom for President Trump’s reelection. Read more

LIVING

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Yonathan Avishai Trio, photo by Hubert Klotzeck, courtesy of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival.

Yonathan Avishai and his trio’s performance at Conservatori del Liceu for Barcelona Jazz festival was a delight—all ultra-fine tunes played with the utmost subtlety. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Smart Cities Expo 2019, photo by Kate Williams.

Over half the world’s population and counting now lives in cities. That’s a lot of people to move, feed, water and house (not to mention deal with their doings). To achieve it, smart tech is essential. Read more

Previews and reviews

This week’s podcast episode is all about linguistics: a jaunt into the fertile, fascinating and frequently funny world of languages, how they affect and indeed define the world we live in. Read more

Culture

In Barcelona the color-coded bins are ubiquitous. There is a great deal of infrastructure in place to recycle. And yet, there is some degree of skepticism on the street. Is there such a thing as recycling fatigue? Read more

, Community

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Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid. Photo by Fred Romero.

Wealth manage expert Barry Davys synthesizes the results of Spain's November general election to help us see the forest and not just the trees. Using examples easy to understand Barry ensures we see the big picture. Read more

LIVING

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Entrance to the MIRA Digital Arts Festival, photo by Harry Stott.

With sound coming from inaudible sources, domes filled with kaleidoscopic creatures, and the world’s leading avant-garde electronic musicians on show, it’s safe to say MIRA Festival 2019 was a lot of fun. We’ve narrowed down our four favorite things. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Tablao de Carmen.

Tablao de Carmen has a fascinating history, all focused on traditional Spanish flamenco culture. Harry Stott spoke to its founder and to its current manager to find out more. Read more

, Culture

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Photo courtesy of Smart City Expo World Congress.

The Smart City World Congress is taking place from November 19-21 at Fira de Barcelona. Here’s a preview of this world leading event to get you excited for what is sure to be a fascinating three days. Read more

Previews and reviews

Mental health is incredibly important. We openly acknowledge the mind-body connection and may even seek balance in our daily lives. But what happens when something goes wrong, when balance is not achieved? Read more

Health

Gestalt Therapist Emma Ruiz and Associate Certified Coach Goldie Uttamchandani discuss the stigma that surrounds the conversation of mental health and the best ways of addressing it in our community. Read more

Health

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Metropolitan Magazine interviews protesters in the streets of Barcelona, Oct 13, 2019. Image courtesy of Black Line Productions.

To celebrate our long history and to look forward to our exciting future, we made a short documentary with our friends at Black Line Productions to show you a little bit about us and what we do day to day. Thanks for your support through the years! Read more

IN THE CITY

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Makaya McCraven at Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival 2019. Photo by Lorenzo Duaso.

Makaya McCraven brings subtlety and splendor to his barnstorming set at Sala Apolo on November 7, part of the Barcelona Jazz Festival. Read more

Previews and reviews

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Olga Shirokova, founder and CEO at AURA.

Business & Working

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Photo courtesy of GabsAway.

Gabriela Nivela founded the meal sharing conversations GabsAway in an attempt to recreate the fascinating, frank conversation she remembers from her childhood. We took her for coffee to learn what it’s all about. Read more

Community

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Syrians and Iraqi refugees arrive at Skala Sykamias, Lesvos, Greece, October 2015. Photo by Ggia (CC BY SA 4.0).

Ahead of a new series on issues related to migration in Barcelona, we contextualize the refugee crisis which has gripped Europe since 2015, looking at how Spain became one of the continent’s new frontiers for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Read more

City Matters

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Photo courtesy of Artte.

Wandering the streets of Barcelona one day, I was lured into a small bar by the beautiful waft of jazz emanating from it. It turned out to be one of the best surprises I have ever had. Read more

Things To Do

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