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Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

Much Work Ahead for Spain in Facing the Ghosts of the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Knowing the truth, paying respect to victims, responding to the expectations and just claims of survivors are part of the civic dialogue that can strengthen democracies like Spain's and make them more legitimate, more enduring, and more stable.

What We Can Learn From The Basque

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This blog explains what Portugal and Spain can learn from the Basque. The Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities in the current te...

The Most James Franco-Esque Instagram Photo Ever

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.12.2013 | Celebrity

In perhaps the most James Franco–esque move of the year, the actor posted a photo of a shirt and pants combo with a familiar pattern: photos of his ...

Talking About Itty Bitty Hellboy With Art and Franco: An Illustrated Interview

Dave Scheidt | Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Though Hellboy has always been relatively safe for a younger audience, its author always felt kind of iffy about having smaller kids read it, thus was the spark that lit the flame that is... Itty Bitty Hellboy.

Spanish Commission Recommends Digging Up Franco's Remains

AP | By DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

MADRID -- A commission appointed by Spain's outgoing Socialist government recommended Tuesday that Gen. Francisco Franco's remains be exhumed from his...

A Danielewski Halloween

Tom Teicholz | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

On Halloween this year, for one night only, Mark Z. Danielewski will conduct a staged reading with shadow puppets and musical accompaniment of his Halloween-set story, The Fifty Year Sword.

James Franco To Direct Cormac McCarthy Film

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

James Franco's now-legendary energy showed no sign of letting up as he announced plans to direct an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel 'Child of Go...

James Franco Buys Portrait Of Himself From Teenage Fan

Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts

Can James Franco do no wrong? The notoriously overachieving actor/painter/director/producer/screenwriter author/pilot/performance artist/professor rec...

James Franco's Latest Project

Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

In between his movies, his stint on "General Hospital" and getting his PhD at Yale, James Franco has also found the time to collaborate with his frien...

James Franco's Art Debut At Venice Biennale Delayed

The Independent | Posted 07.30.2011 | Arts

James Franco's metamorphosis into a modern-day Renaissance man has been unstoppable. An actor with a gamut of Hollywood films to his name, he has writ...

PHOTOS: Men's Style Lessons From Sundance & Beyond

Gilt MANual | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gilt MANual

With the snow piling up in the Northeast and the Sundance Film Festival in full swing, we look to Franco and friends for a few pointers on how to look cool while staying warm.

James Franco's 'Palo Alto' Reviewed

James Franco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the "bad" column are the first two stories, both of which end with hit-and-runs but no material impact. "Chinatown," a tale about an Asian girl who...

James Franco's Spending Spree

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"If it were to be made, the idea is that James would write, direct and star in it," Elliott told the Observer. "He seems like a pretty busy guy, so I...

El Dorado and the Left of the 21st Century

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Today's guest post is from Claudia Cadelo, from her blog, Octavo Cerco. El Dorado and Left of the 21st Century by Claudia Cadelo My only certainty i...

Hollywood Joins Israeli Artists in Boycotting West Bank

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Hollywood progressives should do the right thing, which is supporting the boycott of the settlements. That is not only the pro-Israel thing to do; it is also supporting the end of the oppression of Palestinians.

James Franco Plays Famous Adventurer Aron Ralston (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Franco is adding another writer to his resume. Already with a role as beat poet Allen Ginsberg under his belt in the upcoming "Howl," Franco is...

WATCH: James Franco Is Allen Ginsberg

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

James Franco, author and occasional movie star, plays legendary beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the new film, Howl. Shot in stark black-and-white, the fi...

Spain Banishes Human Rights Judge Baltasar Garzón

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Probst Solomon

The bizarre exile of Judge Garzon suddenly places the country, which has been exemplary in its emergence from its forty-year dictatorship, on the wrong side of history.

Francisco Franco Monument Used As Set For Spanish Porno

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Anita Brooks, The Independent The valley of the Fallen, an immense monument built by the dictator Francisco Franco as a mausoleum for himself and ten...