The Creatives Series: Music and Poetry With ODF J-Top April 12, 2019 By FLO MCQUIBBAN Jakob ‘ODF J-Top’ Oudhof Topur is a 20-year-old hip-hop artist and musician. He works as an artist for Liberty City Records and as a game master for Escape World in Waterlooplein. ODF, who was born and raised in Amsterdam, sits […]
The Creatives Series: Photography with Humans of Amsterdam’s Debra Barraud March 22, 2019 By FLO MCQUIBBAN Debra Barraud, a 30-year old photographer, blogger and story-teller from Arnhem, runs Humans of Amsterdam, a concept which was started by photographer and writer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project. Though it was originally limited to New York, […]
The Creatives Series: Painting with Max Schulze Max Schulze, a 25-year old Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) alumnus, is a painter and writer who works in the hospitality industry. The Dutch artist discusses his work with columnist Flo McQuibban as part of the Amsterdam Creatives series, published every Friday. By FLO MCQUIBBAN Nine o’clock, […]
Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders Breone Natalia Sanders, who goes by Bre, is a 30-year-old graduate student from Atlanta, Georgia. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Identifying as a black woman, a black feminist, an African American, a writer, and a black writer, Bre is […]
I went to Argentina once as a child, and have not been back since, though I have travelled to other places in between. My grandmother Suze and her brother John spent a big part of their lives in Buenos Aires when they moved from Holland because of the war, and both of them speak a beautiful variation of Rioplatense Spanish.
The Creatives Series: Poetry with Darrin Gonzales Darrin Gonzales is a 25-year-old American postgraduate from Gering, Nebraska who is pursuing a research master’s in literary studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is the first face of the Amsterdam Creatives series, publishing in The Amsterdammer every Friday for the next weeks. By FLO MCQUIBBAN We’re […]