Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Twee man steals show in Irish presidential race

A veteran left-wing human rights activist and campaigner for the arts declared himself yesterday to be “a little overwhelmed” on becoming Ireland’s President in waiting after a campaign notable for mud-slinging and unprecedented volatility among voters. Michael D Higgins will … Continue reading

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Tunisie : les mariannautes entre inquiétude et espoir

Démocratie islamiste “La démocratie, que je sache, est le gouvernement du peuple, par le peuple“, rappelle Alain S en guise de préambule. ” Et si ce peuple est majoritairement de religion islamique, je ne vois pas pourquoi ce pays serait … Continue reading

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Los extremos hacen feliz a Messi (FC Barcelona, 5-R. Mallorca, 0)

Marcó Messi y ganó el Barça. La figura y el equipo mezclaron de nuevo de forma tan estupenda y generosa que el marcador fue agradecido con la función del Camp Nou. Nada tuvo que decir el Mallorca, convidado a la … Continue reading

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St Vincent: ‘I needed to know where the exits were’

There’s a scene in the video for the song Cruel, in which Annie Clark, the 29-year-old multi-instrumentist who records and performs as St Vincent – is held prisoner in the boot of a car by a Stepford-style family, feet bound … Continue reading

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Jali : Des jours & des lunes

Entre ombre et lumière, entre espoir et inquiétude, Jali livre Des jours & des lunes, un premier album épuré et poétique. Armé de ses mots et de sa guitare, il a les deux pieds sur terre mais la tête dans … Continue reading

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Jorge Castañeda: “La resistencia al cambio en México es más profunda de lo que parece”

Nadie duda de que México ha reunido credenciales suficientes para ser considerado un país moderno: democracia, economía de mercado, una clase media emergente… Sin embargo, “las resistencias al cambio son mucho más profundas de lo que parece”, afirma el escritor … Continue reading

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Soul Time!

Soul Time! is a near-perfect expression of retro-soul style that grips from its opening bars. It’s as if all the components of classic soul – Memphis, Chicago, Detroit and Muscle Shoals – have been distilled into one album: there is … Continue reading

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