Tag: Spain

Comics versus Franquismo

In the late 1960s, dictator Francisco Franco slowly opened Spain to tourism while continuing to obliterate public memory of the retributions meted out after the Civil War (1936–9). I spent those ...

Monte Ulia, Euskadi

This is the latest installment of Public Streets, a biweekly urban observations series curated by Ellis Avery. You may have visited San Sebastian, Spain—Donostia, as the locals began calling it again ...

Enrigue’s Backspin

Four-fifths of the way through Álvaro Enrigue’s Muerte súbita (Sudden Death), the narrator admits that he doesn’t know what the book is about. It’s not about the birth of tennis as a popular sport ...