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Cannes vs. Netflix

May 28, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>While the change in the way films are being watched is unstoppable, a supportive policy is merited whereby streaming platforms are also seen as allies.</i> War has broken out between the Cannes Film Festival, a French cultural industry icon, and Netflix, the American online movie platform that has 100 million [Read more]

A Star Wars for Our Time

December 30, 2015 // Lidové Noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

At Friday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood with a rather unusual guard behind him: two storm troopers, the iconic soldiers of the Galactic Empire. The gag for journalists reinforced the notion that the new “Star Wars” movie is a cultural phenomenon and most probably will be the [Read more]

Obama in Jamaica, Reggae-Style

April 23, 2015 // Il Fatto Quotidiano - Italy - Italian

During Barack Obama's flying visit to Jamaica, in the under 24 hours after his arrival at Kingston last night, there was no lack of funny moments as well as polemics and protests. It started off with a surprise visit to the Bob Marley Museum, an obsession which the American president said he has had since his [Read more]

Is the US Still a Cultural Reference Point?

October 20, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Europe has spent decades looking into the mirror of America, and vice versa. Does globalization consolidate or deteriorate hegemony?</i> <b>The European Mirror</b> The Europe of Pavese, Benet, Robbe-Grillet or Grass admires Faulkner, but Faulkner admired Joyce. Europe has been looking into the mirror of [Read more]
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