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Kirmen Uribe in his appartment in New York. Photo: Oier Aranzabal
Literature and books

Kirmen Uribe and skyscrapers lined with books

New York is an impossible puzzle made up of pieces of the world. Immigrants erected the skyscrapers that caress the clouds, and built the imagery that symbolises the city. The history of New York has been written by immigrants and since 2018 Kirmen Uribe (Ondarroa, 1970), one of the most relevant Basque writers of his generation, has also become part of this mosaic of identities, languages and cultures.

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Elizabeth Macklin
Literature and books

Elizabeth Macklin: half a century in a sigh

Things often happen by pure serendipity, like being born in Poughkeepsie, or working in the editorial office of The New Yorker back in the days when people still read paper magazines. Or like going to Madrid to learn Spanish and falling in love with the Basque language. Which is exactly what happened to Elizabeth Macklin.

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Art

Bodies that take to the streets

At the turn of the new century, a woman in a black skirt stood in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge, facing the camera. She opened her legs and began to urinate, standing there out in the open.

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Language

An outfit worn around the world

"Languages are like coats: if you only have one, it’s the only one you can wear, rain or shine. But if you have two, or three, or even more, you can decide which one to put on every day...".

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