Lauren Frayer

Lauren Frayer appears in the following:

A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Monday, December 05, 2016

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.


In A First, Spain's Prado Museum Puts The Spotlight On A Female Artist

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Clara Peeters, a 17th century Flemish painter, hid tiny self-portraits in her still life paintings. She wasn't a household name, then or now, and just 40 or so of her paintings have survived.


Radio Station Lawsuit Highlights Battle Over Women's Rights In Israel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A lawsuit against a religious radio station that won't hire women broadcasters highlights a battle over women's rights in Israel.


Women's Rights Become A Battleground For Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Some women in Israel's ultra-Orthodox community are pressing for greater rights in confrontations playing out at places including a radio station and the most important site for Jewish prayer.


As Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Enter The Workforce, High-Tech Beckons

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in Israel are increasingly seeking jobs in the secular world, with an eye especially on the high-tech sector.


A First In Gaza: A Female Treats Injured Male Soccer Players

Monday, November 07, 2016

Hanan Abu Qassem is one of a handful of female emergency medical technicians working at Palestinian soccer games. Stares and jeers don't faze her. "I'm anxious to be a very famous EMT," she says.


Gaza's Surfer Girl Hangs Up Her Board — And Not By Choice

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Palestinian Sabah Abu Ghanim started surfing off Gaza's coast at age 5. She's featured in a documentary. She's 17 now, and her parents have arranged a marriage and told her it's time to stop surfing.


Arab Rapper Tests The Limit Of Israel's Artistic Freedoms

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

An Arab hip-hop group has lyrics that say the Jewish state has "raped the Arab soul." The group sees it as free expression. Israel's culture minister says it could incite violence.


In An Israeli Prison, 2 Palestinians Found A Future: A Food Truck

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The food truck craze has reached the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Two Palestinians who met in an Israeli prison are running one. They learned to cook while working in the prison canteen.


Ending Centuries Of Tradition, A Bull Survives A Spanish Festival

Saturday, September 17, 2016

One of Spain's biggest fiestas involves stabbing a bull as it runs through the streets, dying. Many call it cruel. Others call it tradition. This year, the bull still ran, but the killing was banned.


Spanish Parliament Debates No Confidence Vote On Caretaker Government

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spain could be facing its third election in a year if parliament passes a no-confidence motion in the country's caretaker government this week. Many Spaniards say they have already lost confidence in the country's entire political class.


Culinary Superstars Take Their Top-Rated Spanish Restaurant On The Road

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Roca brothers are taking on a huge logistical challenge this summer: They're recreating their cuisine in five cities, including London, San Francisco, Phoenix, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile.


The Roca Brothers, Famous For Fusing Food And Tech, Hit The Road

Monday, August 08, 2016

To international foodies, the Rocas are rock stars of haute cuisine. This summer, they've bolted their restaurant in Spain to cook gourmet pop-up meals in five cities over five weeks.


Making Sure Ecstasy Is Ecstasy: Volunteers Test Drugs At U.K. Music Fests

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

This summer, the first stop for many U.K. partiers will be a special tent where, without fear of arrest, they can get their illegal drugs tested for potency and makeup to prevent overdoses.


This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

Monday, August 01, 2016

A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."


For Post-Brexit British Vacationers, Staying Home Now Seems Appealing

Sunday, July 31, 2016

In the weeks since British voters chose to leave the EU, the value of the pound has dropped steeply. That's made European vacations more expensive — and staying in the U.K. more attractive.


In A British Town Full Of EU Workers, Brexit Vote Brings Uncertainty

Friday, July 29, 2016

Crawley, which voted to leave the EU, has attracted many workers from EU countries seeking jobs at nearby Gatwick Airport. "We just want it to go back to the way it was before," says a resident.


Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.


British Home Secretary Theresa May Set To Become Next Prime Minister

Monday, July 11, 2016

Britain's next prime minister looks certain to be Theresa May, the current home secretary. May's rival in the race to lead the ruling Conservative Party dropped out on Monday, making May the sole candidate for the job.


7-Year Analysis Finds British Hastily Entered Iraq War

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

It took seven years to prepare, but at last the definitive report into Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq has been published in London.