ACADEMY AWARDS

Spanish film legends get Oscar nominations for ‘Pain and Glory’

Director Pedro Almodóvar and his leading man Antonio Banderas are in the running for Best International Feature and Best Actor, respectively, at the upcoming Academy Awards

ART

The Prado’s treasures come to life

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro injects computer-generated movement into the art collection in a video produced by El País Semanal for the 200th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous museums

CINEMA

Netflix removes Castilian Spanish subtitles from Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The decision of the streaming service to offer an alternative version on the hit movie had caused controversy, with the director himself calling it “offensive”

MOVIES

George Clooney: “Racism is our unresolved original sin”

'Suburbicon,' a dark comedy about 1950s America, opens Friday at movie theaters across Spain

FILM

Bardem’s Pablo Escobar: so good it even terrified his own wife

Oscar-winning Spanish actor transforms into feared Colombian drug lord in new movie

Music

After three incidents in a month, are Spain’s music festivals safe?

Death of an acrobat, a fire and overcrowding prompt experts to call for clearer regulations of events

Technology

Battle lines drawn over new European copyright law

Critics are sharply divided over upcoming reforms to the EU’s intellectual property framework

CORRUPTION

“Going to brothels after dinner was normal at the SGAE”

Imprisoned ex-official at Spain’s scandal-hit copyright collection agency tells his side of story in new book

GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Walking Dead invade Spain

Digital graphic novel duo Marcos Martín and Brian K. Vaughan transport the flesh-eating zombies to Barcelona

Francis Ford Coppola to receive 2015 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts

US filmmaker is first of eight winners to be announced shortly by Oviedo-based foundation

Legal movie downloads on the rise as Netflix eyes Spain launch

Spanish streaming growing faster than EU average ahead of US giant’s predicted arrival

INTERNET PIRACY

88% of cultural content consumed online in Spain illegal, says industry

Film remains most affected sector, followed by television and music 4.455 billion items, with a market value of €23.265 billion, were illegally accessed last year

Jail for duo who ran website linking to pirated newspapers and magazines

High Court hands down exemplary sentence using tough new intellectual property law

Spain’s new intellectual property legislation: the key points

The law, which has already led to Google News closing operations, has just come into force

Former exec at royalties agency jailed after spending €39,000 on prostitutes

First sentences in huge 2011 SGAE corruption scandal handed down

REGULATING THE INTERNET

Spain’s “Google tax” gets green light with sole support of Popular Party

Intellectual property law will see bigger fines in an attempt to curb rampant online piracy

CINEMA

Going wild at the Argentinean box office

A smash-hit in his homeland, Damián Szifrón’s new dark comedy is an Oscar hopeful

CINEMA

Imax movie theaters to close in Madrid and Barcelona

The giant-screen cinemas have been hit hard by the crisis

travel

Inside the adrenalin business: a guide to Spain’s top theme parks

A look at the thrills, and the prices, at Parque Warner, Terra Mítica, Isla Mágica and PortAventura

CINEMA

Ticket sales up 366 percent as viewers flock to Fiesta del Cine promotion

Cinemagoers’ favorite proves to be 'Ocho apellidos vascos,' a record-breaking phenomenon

CINEMA

Basque-ing in box-office glory

With record takings and applause after each showing, ‘Ocho apellidos vascos’ is a film phenomenon

A 19th-century museum jumps straight into the 21st

The National Archeology Museum's six-year facelift is finally complete The project is opening one year late and €10 million over budget

CULTURE

Cabinet approves “Google tax” on use of copyrighted material

Measure included in reform of Intellectual Property Law

CUISINE

Rock stars and turnips at food summit

Madrid Fusión goes back to basics with focus on natural vegetable ingredients For some, the event is still too much about pressing the flesh

Goyas opt to laugh in the face of crisis

‘La gran familia española’ heads list of nominations dominated by comedy

No price to pay for pillaging

Few cases of archeological theft ever make it to court, the Civil Guard says

Taking aim at the Academy Awards

Made for 40,000 euros in five days, Spanish child-soldier drama makes Oscar shortlist