Superman and Santa on a circus train

crumbs (2015) is the first science fiction film set in post-apocalyptic Ethiopia. This is the phrase most often used to describe him or, at least, one that is often found in the (relatively scarce) information available online – the relic of his meteoric passage through the festival circuit. The etiquette appeal may be a promotional … Read more

Xiaomi 12 Pro. Performance has a new challenger to leadership

Xiaomi has made life more complicated for anyone who wants a new high-end 5G phone for their summer vacation. The new 12 Pro, which has just arrived on the Portuguese market, is not only the best smartphone ever created by the Chinese brand, but also a candidate for the right choice of its chipset. Normal … Read more

Our favorite foreigner is 40 years old

Silhouette of a child on a bicycle, with a strange creature in the front basket, flying in front of a majestic moon. The image attached to the logo for Amblin Entertainment, a production company that Steven Spielberg created with Kathleen Kennedy (now president of Lucasfilm) and Frank Marshall, is much more than just a company … Read more

Our football culture

After the football season, the Associação Académica de Coimbra was relegated to the “Third Division”. I know that naming leagues has long since abandoned this classification model (there are now leagues and leagues in Portugal and I don’t know what else), but I insist on writing it like that. why? Because when I learned of … Read more

Our football culture

After the football season, the Associação Académica de Coimbra was relegated to the “Third Division”. I know that naming leagues has long since abandoned this classification model (there are now leagues and leagues in Portugal and I don’t know what else), but I insist on writing it like that. why? Because when I learned of … Read more

Before Santa Claus, there were messages to baby Jesus

First, the chimney was cleaned of soot and grease. “Baby Jesus must not get his feet dirty when he comes down on Christmas Eve”, said Grandma, getting tired between this task and observing the mass of coscorons resting in a clay pot. “But you can’t come into this house if you think you’ve behaved badly,” … Read more

When Santa leaves, elves, witches and trolls arrive

The 13 Yule Lads of Icelandic folklore are rambunctious, hilarious, and also horrifying as an annual must-visit in this northern European island nation. Elves, born centuries ago in the popular imagination, leave gifts for children, but also spread terror. these kids trollsComing from the mountains, they share few physical and personal affinities with the lovable … Read more

“Benfica’s team was broad, aging and poorly selected”

The reasons for Benfica’s third consecutive La Liga finish are “given little by little”, former footballer and coach Helder Kristofau assumes, anticipating “another perilous season” with the arrival of Roger Schmidt. “The somewhat gray performances and the many athletes associated with the club largely justify the failure of this season. A lot of mistakes have … Read more

The world’s largest agency comes to challenge Jorge Mendes’ dominance

“Jorge who? Sorry, I’ve never heard of him before.” The tone of the response might have been a joke, but it made the declaration of intent clear. For Jonathan Barnett, the English man who is the most important agency representing the global football market, ICM Stellar Sports is settling in Portugal to be ‘number one’ … Read more