Review: The Red Virgin / Reseña: La Virgen Roja

[Versión bilingüe] Review: The Red Virgin by Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot Using a graphic novel is a good way to tell a complex story. It can bring the story closer to a big audience, well, a big interested audience. Ok, a small interested audience… However, graphic novels are amazing works, in both literary … Continue reading Review: The Red Virgin / Reseña: La Virgen Roja


Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

[Versión bilingüe] In this week’s literary review I wanted to analyse Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace, since —beside it being a brilliant book, actually the author’s greatest masterpiece in my opinion— everyone is going to be talking about it from now on. Why is that? Because a six-part miniseries based on it was released on … Continue reading Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace

Virginia Woolf: The Years / Los años

[Versión bilingüe] Although now The Years (1937) does not seem to be as well-known as other novels written by Virginia Woolf (such as The Waves or Orlando), it was actually the most popular one during her lifetime — even though it received very mixed reviews. Her second-to-last novel, before she wrote Between the Acts in … Continue reading Virginia Woolf: The Years / Los años

A Must: Insecure (HBO)

[Versión bilingüe] HBO is known for takings risks and backing series that tell stories different from the conventional dramas and rom-coms, with characters that do not fit in the rigid white upper-middle-class heteropatriarchal canons. Right now, everyone is talking about the ending of the iconic show Girls (Lucía has written an article about it) and … Continue reading A Must: Insecure (HBO)

“Naciste desnudo/desnuda, todo lo demás es drag”

Esta es una de las muchas frases célebres que el cantante, actor, modelo, productor y drag RuPaul repite constantemente en su programa RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ahora mismo se está emitiendo en la televisión americana la novena temporada. Desafortunadamente, en España no podemos disfrutar de este programa en antena, pero sí que están disponibles todas las … Continue reading “Naciste desnudo/desnuda, todo lo demás es drag”

T2 Trainspotting: nobody listens to Iggy Pop anymore

[Versión bilingüe] And David Bowie is dead. We love remembering TV series and films of our past, and we can see that in almost all the productions from the last years, many of which are revivals of the 80's and the 90's. And T2 is no exception. Mark Renton is back in Edinburgh, nobody listens to … Continue reading T2 Trainspotting: nobody listens to Iggy Pop anymore

María (y los demás)

Cuando nos sentamos en la butaca, esperando que comience la primera película de Nely Reguera, tenemos poca información aparte de la breve sinopsis que podemos encontrar en páginas de cine sobre esta ópera prima que, de entrada, parece que trate temas bastante habituales. Sin embargo, desde los primeros cinco minutos de proyección, cualquier persona que considere … Continue reading María (y los demás)