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María Xesús Lama, National Essay Award 2018

María Xesús Lama, National Essay Award 2018

María Xesús Lama has been awarded this Thursday with the National Essay Award 2018, granted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, for her work Rosalía de Castro. Cantos de independencia e liberdade (1837-1863). The jury of the award, endowed with 20,000 euros, has valued […]

The hall of the masked idols

The hall of the masked idols

In one of the nine citadels (or palaces) of the pre-Columbian city of Chan Chan built by the Chimu on the north coast of Peru there is a passageway that remained hidden for more than 750 years, when the area was depopulated. The most surprising […]

The solidary song of La Oreja de Van Gogh against breast cancer

The solidary song of La Oreja de Van Gogh against breast cancer

A smile, a look … "There are features that make us unique, beyond the aesthetic, and cancer can not with them", underlines La Oreja de Van Gogh (LOVG), idea that they turned with "The Girl in the Mirror" in a song and also in the fight against the disease.

"We did not want to take away the iron, but we wanted to remind them (those affected) that, apart from in the glass is not the one that most satisfies them, they are still beyond the hair or the size of clothes, "points out Efe the singer of the group, Leire Martínez in the World Day Against Breast Cancer .







There are traits that make us unique, beyond the aesthetic, and cancer can not with them "



For this reason, Cadena 100 will celebrate tomorrow its traditional and multitudinous concert "Por ellas" at the WiZink Center in Madrid, with all tickets sold out to enjoy of the music of artists such as Luz Casal, Pablo Alborán, Rozalén, Melendi, Sergio Dalma, Blas Cantó, Sofía Reyes, James Arthur and Clean Bandit.

There will also be La Oreja de Van Gogh, who received the proposal to put tuning in this 2018 to the fight against the disease, song that today has jumped to the digital platforms and whose income will go destined to the projects of the Spanish Association Against the Cancer (AECC).





"It has cost us much although we felt very flattered by the order, but with the blank folio in front, we ask ourselves: what now? We were looking for a tone that would not violate anyone because it is a very sensitive issue and we did not want to be frivolized or mistreated, "acknowledges Martínez.

LOVG, whose music has already addressed complex social issues such as Alzheimer's, domestic violence or the attacks of the 11M, he wanted to understand the disease and know the daily life of those affected, including relatives and strangers whose testimonies have helped them to compose "The girl in the mirror."







We were looking for a tone that would not violate nobody because it is a very sensitive issue and we did not want to be frivolized or mistreated "



" You see that each patient is unique and copes with cancer in a very different way. physical change and to whom that gives more equal, some affect them a lot emotionally and also check how that mood influences the recovery ", explains the singer.

In that process, continue, be surprised He was pleased to learn first hand the work of the Spanish Association Against Cancer so that "the terrifying confrontation with the disease does not also join the economic damage" of the treatments.

Once the song concluded, he affirmed that they contained "breathing "Until they received the first reactions, all positive, and tomorrow they will interpret it live at the WiZink Center concert. After the same, reports, resume the composition of his new album, for which "there are ideas and things written" and will give the relief in the market to "The imaginary planet" (2016) "approximately" within a year.





Antonio Ruz and Olga Pericet, National Dance Awards 2018

Antonio Ruz and Olga Pericet, National Dance Awards 2018

Antonio Ruz in the form of creation, and Olga Pericet in the interpretation, have obtained the National Dance Awards corresponding to 2018. These awards, awarded annually by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, are endowed with 30,000 euros each. The jury unanimously distinguished Antonio Ruz […]

"The only books worth are illegible"

"The only books worth are illegible"

The Romanian writer Mircea Cartarescu (Bucharest, 1956), author of one of the most surprising and ambitious works of European fiction, received last night the Formentor prize endowed with 50,000 euros and in which he has been preceded by names such as Carlos Fuentes, Juan Goytisolo, […]

Lana del Rey premieres the longest song of her career

Lana del Rey premieres the longest song of her career

Lana del Rey has announced the title of her next studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell on the same day that the American artist has released a new song, Venice Bitch which has drawn attention to its duration: almost 10 minutes.

"In summer people sometimes just want to drive and get lost behind the wheel between electric guitars," the author of the paper has argued. song about it in an interview with the announcer Zane Lowe, of BBC Radio 1.


The premiere of 'Venice Bitch' comes a week after it premiered 'Mariners Apartment Complex', first single of what will be the sixth studio album






The premiere of Venice Bitch comes a week after it premiered Mariners Apartment Complex the first single of which will be the sixth studio album of his musical career, the fifth since he assumed the name and artistic of Lana del Rey.

It was then that the musical phenomenon broke out around this woman called Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (New York, 1985), who edited the album with great international success Born to die in 2012, which was followed Ultraviolence (2014), Honeymoon (2015) and Lust for life (2017).






Not known the release date of Norman Fucking Rockwell which has been produced together with Jack Antonoff, leader of Bleachers and fun guitarist, as well as producer of recent highly acclaimed albums like 1989 (2014) by Taylor Swift, Melodrama (2017) by Lorde or Masseduction by St. Vincent (2017).





'Roma' by Alfonso Cuarón, wins the Golden Lion of the Venice Mostra

'Roma' by Alfonso Cuarón, wins the Golden Lion of the Venice Mostra

' Rome ', named after the name of the Mexico City neighborhood where the narrative is developed, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and produced by Netflix He won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 2018 . Yorgos Lanthimos receives the second prize and Jacques […]

The cannibals of the Franklin expedition?

The cannibals of the Franklin expedition?

They left the mouth of the Thames (England), in the summer of 1845. A total of 128 people, including officers and crew, divided into two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror . Its destination was North America and, more specifically, the Northwest Pass the […]

accused of sexual abuse to a minor

accused of sexual abuse to a minor

Italian actress Asia Argento, who was one of the first women in the film world to publicly accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and thereby kicked off the #Metoo movement, was charged with child abuse in 2013 The actress agreed to pay 380,000 to former co-star Jimmy Bennett to avoid the complaint, according to The New York Times.





This is the scene of the baby Hitler from 'Deadpool 2' that was censored in theaters

This is the scene of the baby Hitler from 'Deadpool 2' that was censored in theaters

Deadpool 2 is full of hooligan humor, green jokes and risqué scenes not suitable for all audiences. The most horny antihero Marvel Comics, which gives life to a dedicated Ryan Reynolds, returned to conquer the box office and the most demanding criticism in this sequel […]


The best speed reading apps of 2017

The best speed reading apps of 2017

If you know the benefits of reading and you want to get the most out of it, it pays to actually be good at reading. Good at reading means being able to read text fast but also having the ability to comprehend and understand the text as the same speed as you are reading it. With these apps you will improve your ability to pack your head with as much books as possible in your spare time.

  1. Spreeder CX

Spreeder CX Pro is one of the most popular and best rated speed reading apps currently on the market. The app comes with training and warm-up modes to get you to speed reading as fast as possible. It costs $37 but with that price you get a license which allows you unlimited installs of the software on your desktop, iPad and iPhone. The package also includes access via your web browser. Logging in with your account on different platforms allows for cross-synchronization of your information and activities. Furthermore 3 years of updates are included in the price.

This app teaches you proper reading techniques and eliminates bad habits such as regression and restless eye fixations. This will allow you to read through entire eBooks in a fraction of what it usually takes because of your improved productivity and ability to comprehend the content.

The app is also customizable. You can pick to read using different fonts sizes, color schemes and speeds. You also get four reading modes which displays content to suit your need.

Over 20,000 books are included in this app and you can also upload your own text in any file formats.

Price: $37.00

  1. Acceleread App

This is another great app especially if you are planning on doing your speed reading on an iPhone or iPad. The app uses different techniques to make you a faster reader in a short amount of time. It works by making sure you a constantly focused on the comprehension so you remember most of what you are reading. The same techniques you learn in this app that enables you to read eBooks fast can also be applied to any other paper book or text you may want to read.

The app tailors a course which is made on the capabilities of the individual reader. This means you start at a level that is just right for you which will lead to you picking up fast reading as soon as possible.

To see your progress you can use the speed test the app comes with. You can take the test every week or so to see how much you have progressed over the course of your training.

A great thing about this app is that it has customer support 24/7, which is something many costumers value.

Price: $9.99

  1. Acereader iPad

Acereader has already made its name with the AceReader program and now has come out with a version for the iPad. The focus of this app is to help readers with digital content and improving comprehension. The app will teach you not only to read faster but also how to retain more information as you read so that you don’t have to keep re-reading everything.

The app uses Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) technology which highlights words as you should be reading them to help you reach your goals fast.

There are two modes which the app operates in – training and reading. What they do speak for themselves. The training mode includes many exercises so you can practice reading faster. The reading mode is where you do actual reading while still using techniques to keep improving. You can always use your own text in reading mode.

The app furthermore tracks your progress and shows you how well you are progressing. This will surely encourage anyone who can see that the more they use the app the better they become at reading on a fast pace.

You can also pick different fonts and colors for your most comfortable reading experience.

Price: $19.99