“I am not Catholic,” wrote Jessa Crispin on Saturday at the New York Times, “and yet I find myself drawn to the women saints. There is something about them that I admire. Maybe it is simply the lengths to which they went to avoid marrying.” Same.
Princess Cristina of Spain, sister to the current king, arrived at court today to face charges of tax fraud.
Over the weekend, the president of Colombia triumphantly announced the discovery of the shipwreck San Jose, which was sunk by the British in 1708 and is thought to be very, very valuable. But—hang on—Spain’s at the door waving around some very dusty paperwork.
Spain recently raised its minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16, and also upped the age for consent from 13 to 16. The BBC said last Thursday that, while only 365 marriages involving people under the age of 16 have occurred in Spain since 2000, there were 2,678 such marriages in the ‘90s and 12,867 in the ‘80s.
You may not need it, but this Tuesday morning brings you more news of exactly how awful humans can be. You thought we’d hit rock bottom before? That’s sweet. Also, you probably haven’t heard that some people have been using puppies to transport heroin.
Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by bullfighters, a glamorous and intricate take on the legends and traditions of Spain. And while their classic Euro fantasies have resulted in some extremely racist impulses in the past few years (that, too, is part of Olde Europe), this hyper-romanticized…
Recently, the Spanish government withdrew plans to enact an insanely harsh bill that would have made abortion completely illegal in the country with the exception of rape or threat to the mother's life. While many hailed the move as a victory, today tens of thousands of people showed up to a rally protesting abortion…
Spain's Duchess of Alba, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva—a.k.a. Cayetana—has died at 88. You might remember her as the zero-fucks-given eccentric who famously caused a ruckus in 2011, when she decided to marry a man 25 years her junior. (He was her third…
Earlier this month, we brought you the story of María Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to be infected with ebola outside of Africa. Her story was especially heartbreaking because authorities chose to euthanize her dog in fear that he might spread the disease. Ramos is now disease-free.…
It might be true that wine is good for your heart and that French children wearing berets enjoy it with every delicious meal of baguettes and cheese (I have never been to France), but for one unfortunate woman, wine ended in her untimely and horrifying demise.
Good news: the Spanish government has withdrawn a bill that would have made abortion illegal except in cases of rape or threat to the mother's health. Had the law taken effect, it would have been one of the harshest abortion restrictions in all of Europe.
Sad news if you wanted to visit an "erotic hotel" in Vilafranca, Spain, inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey: It won't open on Friday because it's too close to a chapel.
If anyone sees Prince Charles throwing hint-hint glances at his mother and sighing heavily when she ignores him, here's why: Earlier today, 46-year-old Felipe of Spain officially took the reigns as king, after his 76-year-old father Juan Carlos of Spain abdicated.
Bullshit legislation decreeing that women shouldn't have control over their own bodies and their own reproductive agency is having a good week, it seems. Both in America and overseas, lawmakers are keeping their noses to the patriarchal grindstone, hard at work attempting to severely limit women's access to safe and…
Fact: There is a a study out there, floating around on the Internet, to prove absolutely anything. For instance! Here's one today that suggests rich people are just plain old having a better time in the sack.
How déclassé: The New York Times reports that Spain's 48-year old Princess Cristina de Borbon—the current king's youngest daughter—has been summoned to court for questioning about allegedly shady dealings at her husband's nonprofit.
Points for creativity: Agence France-Presse reports that two women have been busted allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into Spain—packed tightly under long, curly wigs. Fabulous and functional!
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Times are tough in Spain, the Eurozone's fourth-largest economy. After its construction bubble popped and the rest of Europe realized that Spain needed a bailout like whoa, unemployment skyrocketed and now hovers stubbornly around 25 percent. The government's plan to assuage the country's creditors with a round of…
In case you missed it: the lady who famously, hilariously ruined that priceless Spanish Jesus fresco by making God's son look like an opossum in the throes of distemper would now like to be paid for her work. Really.