Cabaret DiU (Divergència i Unicorns)

Rachel Arieff presents an alternative variety show, funny and ballsy, promoting the non-official culture of Barcelona. Expect various special guests to offer a wide range of entertainment — varios invitados que ofrecerán una gama de entretenimiento — entre ellos, cabaret, stand-up, poetry, and interviews with people who are not necessarily famous but are without a doubt fascinating. The goal: to go outside the box

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The First Time I Tried to Listen to Flamenco

The first time I listened to flamenco — I mean really tried to hear it — I was alone on the beach with my mobile phone and headphones. I thought, “I live in Spain, so I should really try to understand flamenco.” This was something I said to myself about once a year; one of those tasks that you assign yourself hoping to become a better person. Of course I’d

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Pig

I was walking through a park today and saw two dogs playing together. One of them was normal, but the other one was really weird looking: bristly long hair, a huge head, huge snout and short, short legs. It looked like a javelina. So I walked up the owner, a beautiful young woman with perfect dewy skin, no makeup, and

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Killing Charlie Hebdo

According to the reports, one of the three assholes that murdered 12 people in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, when reaching the street upon finishing the job, yelled in triumph: We’ve killed Charlie Hebdo! Only the most unintelligent mind, a mind utterly disconnected from reality and how human beings and society function, could truly believe that they had succeeded in

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Meeting Kitten Natividad

I arrived at the classic Mexican restaurant, El Chavo, just a few blocks from where I lived on Hollywood and Vermont. I’d made plans to meet Kitten Natividad, my very first sexual idol since I saw her on TV when I was 10 years old. I walked into the restaurant. No one was there. We’d agreed to meet a bit early for dinner. I looked

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Barcelona Bizarra

Before describing the adventure that took place last night when I went out with my friends, I’d like to present the idea behind the mini (very mini)-series on my YouTube channel: “Barcelona Bizarra”. Barcelona is a fashionable city whose leaders are ceaselessly selling it to the world as a sophisticated, cultured destination… and, in my opinion, a sanitized, posh, and

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I’m Not Brave

Sometimes people tell me I’m brave for talking about certain deeply painful, personal topics, like abuse within families or romantic relationships. While I appreciate the compliment, I feel uncomfortable receiving it, because I’m not brave. I’m simply doing what I absolutely, positively need to do. Nothing more. Bravery implies choice. You chose to slay the dragon. You chose to save those lives,

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