Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mortal Cornada

An amateur  torero, Laureano de Jesus, was killed this weekend at a capea in Yucatan, Mexico.

Details are vague right now, but he evidently took a goring in the right eye and into the brain, almost identical to the wound that killed Manuel Granero in 1922.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Happy Birthday, Curro Romero

Respected  matador de toros, Curro Romero, celebrated his 80th birthday recently.

During his prime, Romero was an icon known for moments of extreme unpredictability and also great art, depending on the circumstances at hand.

In a career that spanned from  the 1950s onward, he saw great triumphs in Sevilla, Nimes, Madrid, Valencia and all the other major plazas.

He remains unique in the world of the bulls.