Elisabeth Vilà

Damaso Reyes

Religion's impact on European culture is apparent, especially where Catholicism and Islam are concerned. Yet in the shadows rises another big tent. In this multimedia essay, Damaso Reyes presents the sights and sounds of Pentecostalism in Europe, one of the continent's fastest growing religious movements. [VIDEO] [PHOTOS]

Anthony Brent


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Corinne Goldenberg

Jika González

Spain's official entry in the foreign film category for the Oscars, Even the Rain, is based on the bloody beginning of the late Howard Zinn's famous A People's History of the United States, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is revealed to be more brute than hero. Director Icíar Bollaín weaves the Bolivian Water Wars into the narrative, thereby blurring the violence of past and present. Find out more in this video interview by Jika González.

Corinne Goldenberg

A short walk from Plaça Catalunya—a locale marking Barcelona’s pulsing city center—and just next to the stark Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) with its crowds of skateboarders and young onlookers, you’ll find the Centre de Cultural Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Tucked inside the front gates, a handsome courtyard offers an open-air cinema to all those who choose to arrive early for seats.

Corinne Goldenberg

Based on an original idea by Antonio Banderas, Instituto Cervantes, the cultural center and language school of the Spanish government, is sponsoring a week and a half long film series entitled El Realismo en el Cine Español (Realism in Spanish Cinema). If you would have made it to opening night, you would have had the opportunity to meet Spanish actor Banderas himself. Yet, even if you missed it, rumor has it that he will be roaming the halls of Instituto Cervantes for the rest of the series.