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Pamplona, bull running, bull gorings, Esquire TV and poetry from New York

The Fiesta so far has been one of moments of glory and moments of hilarity, all among old strangers and new friends. The star of the show has been the American bull-runner Dennis Clancey, formerly of 20th Special Forces Group … Continue reading

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Bulls Before Breakfast

It’s not often we recommend a book other than the e-Guide Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona, but our friend Peter Milligan’s book Bulls Before Breakfast is proving to be a cracking read – witty, well-researched and well-written. … Continue reading

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Editor & Co-Author of Bull-Running Guide in ¡Hola! magazine

Alexander Fiske-Harrison, who put together Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona – with a foreword from the Mayor of Pamplona, and contributions by John Hemingway, grandson of Ernest, Beatrice Welles, daughter of Orson, as well as bull-runners like … Continue reading

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The Running Of The Bulls – THE MOVIE

The greatest movie on the ‘running of the bulls’ in Pamplona ever made has finally come out on DVD, available here. As you can see from the HD trailer above, it was made for the cinema, where it is screened … Continue reading

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Updating… watch this space…

… the new post will be up in one hour… The Editor (Meanwhile, read Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona)

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The Last Arena: The Times: Bullfight cancelled after three matadors badly gored

Here, here. The Editor As Graham Keeley in The Times of London writes today, despite my 4,000-word post (recently extended) on the art of toreo below, it is the risk that makes it ‘real’ as Adolfo Suarez Illana used to … Continue reading

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The Last Arena: The Statue And The Storm

From our friend in the south… The Editor   On Friday morning we took the train from Seville to Jerez and the temperature went south alongside us to a bearable 30 degrees. We exited the world of Ybarras and (encaste) … Continue reading

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The Last Arena: Between one feria and the next

News of the bulls from the south of Spain. Let us hope by the time they come north, they’re in better shape… (Click the logo below to read.) The Editor

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The Last Arena: The Dead God With Cold Eyes

I submitted this article for my column in Taki’s Magazine. However, I was told by the editor that she’d had quite enough about bulls. Which is ironic, given what it says. Anyway, here it is, for what it’s worth. Alexander … Continue reading

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From The Last Arena: Back To School

A fortnight ago I accepted a prize from the most ancient encierros, ‘bull-runs’, in all of Spain, those of the town of Cuéllar. Earlier that morning I nearly died while running them. The bull in the photo-detail below was suelto … Continue reading

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