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Astoria Characters: The President of the Galician Club

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.22.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's a windy day, and the four flags of Casa Galicia are flapping like a flock of geese flying south for the winter. The stately wedding-cake white building on 31st Avenue, wedged between a burger joint and a supermarket crowned by barbed wire, looks like a foreign embassy.

Vladimir Putin is Just the Latest Bully in the Thousand Year Struggle for Ukrainian Nationhood

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

The outcome of the tug of war between the pro-government/pro-Russian forces and the pro-EU/pro-independence forces in Ukraine will have a decisive impact on Eastern Europe's development in the new millennium.

Clannad's Nádúr and Other New Celtic Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

There's no bigger news in Celtic music than the first new studio album by Clannad in 15 years. The Grammy-winning family band from Donegal began the trend of backing lush Gaelic vocal harmonies with shimmering synth pads back in the 1980s.

WARNING: Spanish Food Road Trip Will Cause Hunger

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Jamon, squid ink, anchovies, chorizo, wine, cheese... Spain is really one of the great culinary countries of the world.

Beyond the Running of the Bulls: Spain's 10 Wildest Festivals

minube | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
minube

In recent years, other fiestas like Valencia's tomato-throwing bash, La Tomatina, have made the international tourist radar and now draw visitors from around the world.

Waiting for Godello: The New Wines of Spain

Rozanne Gold | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Rozanne Gold

Wine should taste like where it came from, and shouldn't be manipulated into big alcoholic bruisers crammed with "jammy" fruit. Wine expert Gerry Dawes is a fan of old-fashioned wines made the old fashioned way: "Great wine is made in the vineyard, not in the winery."

Sheen and Estevez Hit Home Run with The Way

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Rarely does an audience laugh and cry during the same movie. Yet that's what happened at a Chicago International Film Festival prescreening of The Way.