Category: Arts & Culture

Fishermen and Chinese Wisdom

A Galeophobe’s Account of ‘Jaws’ By Jedidja ‘Jay’ van Boven Here’s me, not naked but afraid nevertheless, presented to you in three bite-size tidbits that cover my personality, as well as some inevitable tangents about peanut butter, Sun Tzu, and the odd smattering of small dogs. One: I am scared of nearly everything. Now, I…

Artist series pt.1. Where does Wes get it from?

By Nora Westgeest In light of Wes Anderson’s newly released stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, this week, the TR’s Arts & Culture section will be entirely devoted to the American virtuoso. Our three-part series kick-starts with a piece considering the influences of the emblematic style that defines Anderson’s films. But keep your eyes peeled…

CultureWeek!

By Aïcha Kounikorgo  “A person is a person through other persons. None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it from other human beings. We need other human beings in order to be human. I…

When in Rome

By Bente Sinke  In alternating years during the spring semesters, UCR’s curriculum includes the “Rome and the Classical Tradition” course, which includes a two week stay in the capital of Italy itself. In addition to the excitement of studying art and history in its original context, geographically and historically speaking, Rome is a nice change…

Stukafest Middelburg 2018

By Noga Amiri Stukafest is an annual event, but that does not mean there’s no room for surprise. This year’s rendition saw a well-rounded mix of the musical and the theatrical, the acoustic and the electric. The after party that followed the acts was the cherry on top of the sundae, rounding off the smorgasbord…

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

By Bram Medelli The latest Marvel hero T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther) roars from his African nation to the cinemas. Black Panther was officially released last week, revealing Wakanda, to the world, a country of the Marvel Comics universe. As the music group Run The Jewels announced in the first teaser trailer, T’Challa was about to…

What is it Like to be a Female DJ?

An interview with ZuzaOK and Tosia Gębarowska By Martyna Małysiak Andy Warhol once said, “in the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes”. It seems Polish female DJ artists are finally getting their time in the limelight. Even though the music industry is still dominated by men, the girls are doing a commendable…

5:41

By Martyna Małysiak 1. It was somewhere above China that I heard the stewardess’ voice from the speaker saying to fasten our seatbelts because of possible turbulence. I did not want to wake up my friend who was sleeping comfortably under a blanket next to me, so I quietly followed the crew’s instructions and started…

Legally Blonde: The Musical Spectacle

By Joëlle Koorneef and Nora Westgeest People are trickling down Middelburg’s cobblestoned paths as the clock nears eight. Whilst friends, parents, and classmates are forming a line in front of the entrance to De Spot, a hushed excitement fills the air. When the doors finally open, the group nervously moves forward, knowing that there are only…

A Gem of Cinema: The Nile Hilton Incident

  By Mina Jaff Here is a thriller quite out of the ordinary: Tarik Saleh’s The Nile Hilton Incident. Firstly, there are a couple of things to learn about the background and making of the film. Tarik Saleh looked to a scandalous case of 2008, which was covered widely in the Arab media. This immensely…

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