A Chicago author who literally wrote the book on not getting gored by a bull got gored by a bull in Pamplona today. Bill Hillmann, the 32-year-old author of Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries after being gored twice in his right thigh during the annual…
[Pamplona, July 6. Revelers hold up traditional red neckties during the 'Chupinazo,' the official opening of the San Fermin fiestas in northern Spain]
Last night, as part of its annual POV series, PBS premiered She Is the Matador, a documentary about women who wish to be professional bullfighters in Spain, but face a 101-year-old law that bans females from the sport.