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7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

Skip Ibiza—This Lesser-Known Island Has the Best Beaches in Spain

Mainland Spain often steals the limelight when travelers map out an itinerary. While you can't skip La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, The Alhambra in …

European Travel

Natalie Portman’s Great Bilingual Performance in “Planetarium”

Earlier this year, I wrote about the studious neoclassicism that sometimes seems to petrify the current French cinema. But the new French film “Planetarium” (which opens today), starring Natalie Portman, suggests that, in the right hands, there’s an upside to such an absorption in the movies’ grand …

Natalie Portman

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting
Toronto

Kit Harington Auditions for Every Other Game of Thrones Role, Is Terrible

<i>Game of Thrones</i> returns for its seventh season on Sunday, and in honor of its premiere, series star Kit Harington tried his hand at portraying the …

Omar Khadr fact check paints a clearer picture of the case and the incident underlying it | Toronto Star

However, this has been one of the political talking points. “Khadr confessed to murdering Christopher Speer, a medic who rushed to his aid,” tweeted …

Canada

Idris Elba slays in new preview for Stephen King's The Dark Tower

The first bullseye <i>The Dark Tower</i> movie hit was casting its lead: Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, the last of the knights known as gunslingers, a lost …

This Unique 'Country' Straddling France and Spain Is Basically Paradise

As I drove away from the pristine shores of Barcelona through a downpour, I figured my trip to Spain had already peaked. What was even waiting for me …

European Travel

'The Bad Batch' Review: It's Social Rejects vs. Cannibals in Dystopia U.S.A.

Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's cult-movie-to-be pits a young woman against tribal flesh-eaters in a wrecked future America<p>If you can't build a …

What to Drink Instead of Sangria

Avoid Touristy Sangria and Drink Something Better<p>The Spanish make great wine. But they also like playing around with their wine too. Sangria is the …

7 Spectacular Beaches to Discover in Spain

As of late, it seems like everywhere from Florida to Albania is competing for the title of 'Best Beach Destination.' This year, though, Spain …

Barcelona

A Robot and Scarecrow Fall in Love in the Live Action Animated Short Film ‘Robot & Scarecrow’

<i>Robot & Scarecrow</i> is a live action animated short film, directed Kibwe Tavares of Factory Fifteen, about a beautiful robot (Holliday Grainger) who …

Animated Movies

Dawn of the Deaf, A Short Horror Film About a Sonic Pulse That Infects the Hearing Population

Filmmakers Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd, and Samuel Dore have created <i>Dawn of the Deaf</i>, a short horror film about a sonic pulse that goes off and infects …

7 Amazing Things to Do in Barcelona That Are Completely Free

A country that epitomizes taking life slowly—always with the glass of sangria in hand, of course—it's no wonder that Spain is often considered a …

Barcelona

How to fall in love with Barcelona in 3 days: Our bulletproof itinerary

It’s difficult not to fall in love with Barcelona. It has vibrant scenes in every barrio–a mix of youth culture and Catalan traditions unlike …

Barcelona

24 Sun-Filled Hours in Palma de Mallorca

Known for its scenic coastline, world-renowned beaches, and majestic mountains in the north, it’s not hard to understand why the Spanish Balearic island Mallorca is a beloved destination during the summer. Perched on a sickle-shaped bay in the south of the island, Mallorca’s capital, Palma, …

Barcelona

23 Unique Things to Do in Mallorca Away from the Resorts

I’ll be honest, I was quite skeptical about booking a holiday to Mallorca. In fact, the only reason I agreed to visit Mallorca was that Dan really …

European Travel

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see …

Barcelona

Picasso's Catalonia: Walk in the artist's footsteps | CNN Travel

Barcelona

This new Netflix series will make you never want to use a dating app again

Dating apps open up a world of possibilities. You’re introduced to people whom you may never have gotten the chance to meet in the “real world.” But …

The Best Netflix Foreign Language Shows Worth Bingeing, Part 1

From a dystopian drama and soapy period piece to a K-drama-obsessed teen comedy and Mexican soccer drama, the world has a show for your every mood.<p>If …

HBO Is Working on a Bunch of Different Game of Thrones Spinoffs

HBO has begun the process of developing <i>Game of Thrones</i> spinoffs, <i>Variety</i> reports. According to the mag, the premium cable network has hired four …

This Strange, Divoted Pillow Completely Cured My Neck Pain

After three solid months of waking up multiple times every single night with constant, searing pain in both my neck and shoulders, I decided to do …

Spain’s Next Food Mecca

Valencia is famous for classic rice dishes like paella, but as Anya von Bremzen discovers, chefs in the city and nearby are creating brilliant riffs …

Dining Rooms

Top 10 sights of Barcelona

Set on a plain rising gently from the sea to a range of wooded hills, Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer.<p>Barcelona has been breaking ground in art, architecture …

Barcelona

Top 10 architectural gems of Barcelona

Barcelona is fairly festooned with buildings to ogle. Ciutat Vella bristles with Gothic mansions, powerfully graceful churches and buildings of state, while Modernista masterpieces set cameras a-clicking throughout the city. How odd, then, that the many weird and wonderful buildings that attract …

Barcelona

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

Barcelona

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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How to Explore Barcelona Like a Foodie

Photo by Matt Duckor<p>Ordering conservas at Quimet y Quimet<p>If you love gin and tonics and jamón, then Barcelona is the city for you.<p>Dawn Perry and Matt …

Barcelona