"There are always more reasons for closing a cultural publication than for striving to keep it alive," wrote director and founder of lateral Mihály Dés in his column for the final issue, 133 (1/2006). Although the journal is no longer producing new issues, their archive from 2001 to 2006 will remain in Eurozine.
lateral was a monthly focusing on cultural and social phenomena. It reviewed the latest books from around the world, with a special interest in Hispanic literature. It offered debates, interviews, biographies, literary criticism, poetry, and short stories, and also covered a great variety of other fields, such as politics, history, science, arts, and music.
lateral was first published in 1994 and became a leading voice in Spain's cultural panorama. Its web site is a highly visited space of intellectual dialogue in Spain with visitors from around the world, as lateral is not only read in Spain but also in the rest of Europe and Latin America. A full archive of all lateral issues remains available at www.lateral-ed.es.
Articles published in Eurozine
Opening address at the 14th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Is Europe ready for a new identity? In an essay first published in 2000, Slavenka Drakulic expresses doubts about the continuing momentum of European integration. [more]
What constitutes a person's identity - or identities? How many identites are left in the age of globalisation, and what do they mean? [more]
A decade after the Berlin Wall fell, Mihály Dés reflects on what he see as the failures of the left in this time to realise the real significance of the events of 1989 and the achievements that followed. [more]
Al cierre de esta edición (21 de enero de 2003, víspera de la impresión del presente número) Venezuela lleva ya 52 días paralizada o, según, movilizada por una huelga general. Este acontecimiento sin parangón no ha merecido mucha atención de la opinión pública ni tampoco ha despertado demasiada simpatía. El autor de este artículo investiga las razones. [more]
Según observa la sabiduría popular, todas las cosas buenas de la vida o engordan o son inmorales. Pero esto ha cambiado. Los placeres, que hasta ahora se pagaban caros, se han convertido en un negocio que permite recuperar la inversión con creces. Estamos al albor de una nueva era: la Era de las Indemnizaciones. Todo depende de si tenemos un buen abogado. [more]
Who now remembers how one travelled from a communist country to the West? What does this past have to do with the immigrants of today and the terrorists of yesterday? [more]