| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The former Gardenia Hookah Lounge at 760 Hanover Ave., which closed in September 2012 following a fire, reopened a few weeks ago as Gardenia Spanish Restaurant and Lounge.
Owner Adib Hanna of Allentown says “everything is new,” including...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In a world where many independently owned and operated bookstores are closing their doors, Let's Play Books! in Emmaus aims to buck the trend.
The shop, which sells approximately 1,000 youth-oriented books (about 850 separate titles), opened Dec. 5 at...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:39 AM
MADRID -- Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment.
The Spanish government heralded the bailout exit as a...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Since breaking through with 2010's "Plans for Tomorrow," Aura Garrido has proved chameleonic, moving from the mature-beyond-her-years teen in Juana Macias' "Plans" to the moping granddaughter in Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo's Canal...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:10 PM
LA RIOJA, Spain — "I'll only be a minute," says Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga as he heads off to a whitewashed building next to a vineyard. I walk along the vineyard, taking in the idyllic view of Tempranillo vines stretching across the Ebro river...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Think of a map of North America, and then turn it upside down so that Mexico and Texas are at the top and near the middle, and New England drips down like an appendage, nearly falling off the edge at the bottom.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto has done...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO BILBAO, SPAIN
From LAX, Air France, Lufthansa and British offer connecting service (change of plane) to Bilbao. Restricted round-trip fares range from $1109 to $1,480, including fees and taxes. Haro is about an hour's drive south of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash.
On weekends, Nadal,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Perestroika-era Soviet ambassador to U.S.
Yuri Dubinin, 83, the Soviet Union's ambassador to the United States during much of the turbulent 1980s' perestroika period, died Friday. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced his death in Moscow...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
MADRID -- In a move denounced by abortion-rights advocates, Spain's conservative government Friday approved an abortion bill that would outlaw the procedure except in cases of rape, "lasting harm" to the health of the mother or fetal deformities...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
MADRID -- Smashed by a perfect storm - piracy, economic crisis, a sales tax hike from 8% to 21% on cinema tickets - total theatrical box office in Spain is on track to plunge 15% in 2013 vs. 2012, its worst result in modern times.
Admissions - vital to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset is mulling merging its pay-tv operations in its core Italian and Spanish markets, the top Italian commercial broadcaster announced on Wednesday.
In a statement Mediaset, which is run by Piersilvio Berlusconi (pictured)...