allaboutgeorge + spain   8

NYT: The Capa Cache
"Capa established a mode and the method of depicting war in these photographs, of the photographer not being an observer but being in the battle, and that became the standard that audiences and editors from then on demanded."
photography  beauty  war  documentary  aesthetics  creativity  journalism  art  spain  mexico  improvisation 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Boys Grow Up To Be Jihadis
“Terrorism is really a collective decision, not an individual one. It’s about kinship and friendship.”
iraq  islam  journalism  news  politics  psychology  religion  social  terrorism  violence  men  identity  africa  morocco  spain  war  middleeast  immigration  europe 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
In Cultural Haven, Cubans Need Not Choose Sides - New York Times
"Here, what’s important is your work, not your biography. In a city like Miami people want to know who you are, what you think, when you left. They want to know who they are talking to. Here, the outlines are fuzzier."
immigration  spain  europe  cuba  politics  music  culture 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
CBC: Skinny mannequins on their way out in Spain
"We are aiming for a model of healthy beauty. There is a lot of pressure, not just from the fashion world but society in general, for women to seek models of beauty that are unreal and even unhealthy."
fashion  health  spain  europe  women  marketing  politics  society  beauty 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: After Machismo's Long Reign, Women Gain in Spain
"One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation -- but the most unjust domination is that of one-half of the human race over the other."
spain  europe  women  men  gender  politics  families  feminism  spanish  latinamerica  power  love 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Giving Flamenco Song a Global Accent
"We're using flamenco, but together with other music, making it more rich, and through evolution you probably lose a little bit, but on the other side, you always keep the feeling or, what some would say, the rhythm."
flamenco  music  songwriting  spain  world 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
TIME Europe Magazine: The Zen of Zapatero -- September 27, 2004 | Vol. 164, No. 12
"Our people have learned to adapt and understand that we have to combat [terrorism] by being firm but also by respecting democracy."
europe  politics  spain  terrorism 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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