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Jacko Reichert plays a set at a Madrid club Los Amantes.

Study Abroad by Day, DJ by Night

Schuyler Moore, Contributing Writer April 8, 2024
UVA student Jacko Reichert, who is studying abroad this spring at SLU-Madrid, plays sets at popular clubs such as Icon, Los Amantes and Rubicon.
Cine Ideal, on Calle Dr. Cortezo near the Puerta del Sol, shows original version films with Spanish subtitles.

15 Madrid Cinemas Show Films in English with Spanish Subtitles

Noella Conner, Contributing Writer April 7, 2024
Want to see the latest U.S. film in the original language? It's not hard to do here because of Spanish movie preferences, especially Gen Z's
Life-sized characters of the movie Inside Out greet visitors in the immersive exhibit Mundo Pixar, which attracted 200,000 visitors in its first three weeks.

The Culture Show: Art Morphs into Immersive Digital Experience

Agatha Thomas, Staff Writer April 6, 2024
Interactive exhibits on everything from Pixar to Pompeii are transforming the city's cultural landscape
A quiet moment at Tupperware Club, or Tupper, in Malasaña known for its electric decoration.

The Slow Art of Drinking in Spain

Emma Berglund Puri, Contributing Writer April 6, 2024

Each semester international students say goodbye to frat parties or other drinking customs of their home countries and encounter the leisurely crowds sipping beer or tinto de verano with patatas bravas...

SLU-Madrid say they will miss parties like this at Sales.

Popular Student Hangout Near Campus Closes

Emma Berglund Puri, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

The popular SLU-Madrid hangout Sales, a bar and restaurant near campus on Paseo de San Francisco de Sales, closed in February, forcing students to search for a new watering hole.  Some students would...

Some second-hand stores cater to fashionistas with vintage clothes like those on the display at this shop near Atocha.

Madrid Youths Seek Fashion and Bargains at Thirft Shops

Akua Addo, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024

Carol Martín, 16, sifts through a rack of timeless skirts ranging in prices from 5 to 10 euros. Martín ventures out to thrift stores at least three times a month, she says, but this is one of her first...

Why Pedestrians Watch Their Step

Laila Emamjomeh, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Fabienne Meier was accustomed to seeing dog owners quickly scoop their furry friends' waste off the streets of her hometown in the Netherlands. But once she moved to Madrid, she was in for a surprise.  “In...

Cast of Sonnets of an Old Century receiving notes after their first (and only) tech run

Audience Praises SLU-Madrid Theater’s “Sonnets for an Old Century” Performance

Valerie Rosqueta, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

The students and staff of the SLU-Madrid community are stunned yet inspired after watching the Theater program’s fall show. “I didn’t know the characters were dead until one of the performers...

Anuj Gandhi with a black thrifted leather jacket he thrifted in Madrid alongside a women’s suit jacket that he uses as a shirt thrifted in Saint Louis. He knew exactly how to pose during this five-second photoshoot, which was terrifyingly admirable.

International Students Face Fashion Culture Shock in Madrid

Valerie Rosqueta, Staff Writer December 19, 2023

Linen pants. Satin tops. A knit sweater, oversized, but not swaddling. A black flight jacket; it’s thrifted, of course. He stowed his life in one checked bag and carry-on, with plenty of room for new...

The authors view of the catwalk at Madrid Fashion Week in September.

She Had a Knack for Thrifting But Knew Nothing About Madrid Fashion Week

Natalya Villa, Social Media Editor December 3, 2023

As an international student in Madrid, Spain, my love for fashion was always my way of expressing myself. Thrifting and styling outfits were my creative playground, but the intimidating world of high...

Grills to barbecue meat are set into the tables at Yakiniku Rikyu in the Salamanca neighborhood.

Review: Korean barbecue takes diners on “journey of taste and refinement”

Chloe Nascimbeni, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

A Michelin-listed Korean barbecue restaurant in Madrid's wealthy Salamanca area, Yakiniku Rikyu, takes visitors on a unique journey of taste and refinement. From the carefully planned surroundings...

The view from inside the Arabic restaurant Sindibad Baghdad, which looks out on the Chocolatería San Ginés. The owner, who left Iraq at the time of the U.S.-led invasion, makes homemade baklava.

Made with Love: Building a Life, One Plate at a Time

Elizabeth Hastings, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

A man, bald, with kind eyes and a warm smile, pushes his way through swinging butler doors and steps out into the bustling atmosphere of Sindibad Baghdad, an Arabic restaurant nestled in the Pasadizo de...

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