surinenglish

16:25

food & drink

Australia on fire

In a matter of a few hours James Tilbrook had lost his living, his way of making a living, and everything that mattered for him except life itself

ANDREW J. LINN

15:56

Where's the sensitivity?

We are losing sensitivity, an element of cohesion for the human race; and we mustn't forget that this is what makes us different from animals

JOSÉ MIGUEL AGUILAR

15:55

Thank you for the daze

In the last few days the local powers that be in Magaluf have decided that enough is enough and eliminated all oxymoronic happy hours in one fell swoop

Peter Edgerton

15:53

the euro zone

Taking a short cut

It looks like Sánchez's minority administration, also comprised of leftist Podemos, is passing new laws with ease

Mark Nayler

17:31

the euro zone

Outside in

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias has finally completed the last stage of a long and bumpy transition from angry outsider to national lawmaker

Mark Nayler

17:30

The inbetweeners

The beauty lies in the spaces interwoven among the holidays and the revelry and the pomp and the celebration; they don't, however, hold quite the same melancholy magic as the greys of January

Peter Edgerton

17:28

food & drink

Corked or just bad

Nowadays very few bottles of wine are affected by cork taint

ANDREW J. LINN

17:25

Antonioooo!

When Olivia Colman opens the envelope containing the winner of the Oscar for the best actor in a leading role she probably won't be emulating Penélope Cruz's iconic cry at the ceremony several years ago

Ivan Gelibter

12:21

Thanks for the ad

Filming a TV ad can be a lot of fun; mostly, though, these things are just waiting around for hours on end and drinking tea out of plastic cups

Peter Edgerton

12:19

food & drink

Hot plates

Any restaurant owner in any of Spain's tourist areas, and the big cities, is aware that serving a hot steak or fish on a cold plate is the way to lose a customer

ANDREW J. LINN

12:14

THE EURO ZONE

Patching it up

If Spain's new patchwork coalition is to achieve anything, much more compromise will be necessary

Mark Nayler

12:13

Naked

Youngsters tend to have a greater sense of embarrassment in front of their classmates than in front of their screens, which have an inexplicable effect of removing inhibitions

Héctor Barbotta

16:29

health & beauty

Coffee and health

The accumulation of evidence is overwhelming, so let's look at some of the facts about this dark potion

javier morallón

19:14

Wishes and resolutions

With new governments embarking on a complicated year in Spain and Britain, what did our politicians put on their lists of New Year's resolutions?

Rachel Haynes

19:07

No shows

In Spain, the question of reservations is treated more casually than in many other first world countries

ANDREW J. LINN