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 … Continue reading Fishermen and Chinese Wisdom
By Geertje van Raak (This article contains minor spoilers) As one of the many lovers of Wes Anderson’s films, the thing that I especially appreciate about Anderson is his collaboration with the composer Alexandre Desplat, who produced the score for … Continue reading Artist series pt.2: Colouring the Visual Through the Auditory
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 … Continue reading Artist series pt.1. Where does Wes get it from?
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 … Continue reading CultureWeek!
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 … Continue reading Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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 … Continue reading What is it Like to be a Female DJ?
A compelling adaptation in an age of dystopia By Nora Westgeest Gripping, heart breaking, yet wonderfully cunning is the new TV adaptation by Bruce Miller, of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel. It is the story of a young woman, Offred, who … Continue reading Print Edition II: The Handmaid’s Tale
By Alessandra Boiti I bet you have always wondered about the origins of what is perhaps the most famous Italian dessert, Tiramisu. Wonder no more, read on and you will find out! Despite its popularity, Tiramisu has humble origins. It … Continue reading Tiramisu – From Tolmezzo to the World
By Sara Bartl Ever heard of Austria? It’s that chicken drumstick shaped country in the heart of Europe. No, it is not part of Germany, and yes, there is more to it than skiing and hiking. So let us get … Continue reading Your New Austrian Playlist
By Joëlle Koorneef If you have ever watched any movie starring Zooey Deschanel, you might be familiar with the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. She is the ukulele strumming beauty who rollerskates into the life of a poor sad boy to … Continue reading How The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Destroyed Our Expectations
By Gloria Borroni The literary world is divided into two groups, fans who gather together in trepidation to discover whether their favorite writer won the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, and people who disregard the award completely. Kazuo Ishiguro received … Continue reading The World of Kazuo Ishiguro: 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
You might have already seen it if you went on the CultureCo Amsterdam trip in February, but if you haven’t already, make sure you get to Amsterdam as soon as possible. Stedelijk Museum, a museum for contemporary art, is hosting … Continue reading Camera In Love – Ed van der Elsken in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
By Gloria Borroni Contrary to popular belief, Italian music is not about the mandolin and accordion, at least, not all of it. Music is a crucial cultural aspect of Italy, after all, Italy was the home of some of the … Continue reading Your New Italian Playlist
The past couple of weeks, the Internet, audiences, Selena Gomez-fans and young adult psychologists have been under the spell of Netflix hit series 13 Reasons Why. Now, if you ask me, there are 13 reasons why and why not the watch … Continue reading “Girlboss” (2017): Funny, Yet Uninspiring And Narcissistic
Beyond Beyond is a rock band from Hong Kong. Unlike in most western countries, rock music was not well appreciated in China until the late 90’s, when Beyond managed to popularize it through their music. There are still fierce arguments … Continue reading Your New Chinese Playlist
Always wanted to learn more about what trendy music French people listen to? Here’s your chance! From hip-hop to folkloric, there is music for everyone on this playlist. Julien Doré Young, handsome, and talented Julien Doré debuted his solo career … Continue reading Your New French Playlist
Michael Chabon’s Moonglow (2016) takes on the challenge goal of condensing the author’s complex family history into one engaging read. One part autobiography, one part fiction, multiple parts speculation and embellishment, the end product makes for a satisfying read. Chabon … Continue reading Chabon’s Moonglow – A Reader’s Review
“Why do we need to have this GSA-week?” It’s a good question. It’s also a convenient question because the very act of asking it, provides the answer. If LGBT visibility were more integrated in popular media, a week like this … Continue reading Life Imitates Art – A Film, A Poem, And A Song
The line “take me to the place where techno resonates” from the new Coals’ song “Rave03” perfectly reflects the contemporary music scene in Poland; but, before our night escapades, let’s start the day with a bit more joyous rhythms. Make … Continue reading Your New Polish Playlist
Kensington This band of four is seen by many as the biggest Dutch rock band of the moment. Kensington’s lyrics are written in English, making them accessible for non-Dutch speakers, and as a result, the band is currently playing shows … Continue reading Your new Dutch Playlist