Fastand Furious – 2 Nitrous 2 Oxide

Skrt! Skrt! Fast & Furious – 2 Nitrous 2 Oxide By PRUTHVI VELLANKI | November 21, 2019 Illustration by Pruthvi Vellanki / The Amsterdammer Recent measures have been taken by Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutten, after the Dutch Court’s ruling revealed that government policies exceeded nitrous oxide emissions. 2020 will commence with a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h […]

When Big Brother meets Big Data

When Big Brother meets Big Data By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | November 19, 2019 Cover illustration – Chinese in the metro during rush hour with a gauge above them indicating their social score.  The Origins: a refresher  As probably the most ambitious project of social engineering since the Cultural Revolution launched by Mao Zedong between 1966 and […]

A Disney Escape

A Disney Escape By CORA BURRIDGE | November 13, 2019 Statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in California. Cover photo by Travis Gergen / Unsplash A month and a half ago, Disney launched a trial run of their new streaming service, Disney Plus, in the Netherlands- much to the joy of children and adult […]

Let’s talk about Putin’s photoshoot

Let’s talk about Putin’s photoshoot By CORA BURRIDGE | November 12, 2019 Cover photo by Jørgen Håland / Unsplash Nesting dolls are just one example of where Putin’s face can be found in Russian souvenir shops. For most of us, October harkens the beginning of autumn, Halloween and endless pumpkin spice latte memes. However, amongst the barrage […]

The Legacy of Anti-Semitism

The Legacy of Anti-Semitism By ANNA LEA JAKOBS | November 1, 2019 November 9, 1938 – a night to be remembered. Cities throughout Germany burned: the flames started slowly, but grew rapidly as they consumed the legacy of Jewish culture. On this traumatic night, the “Synagogue am Großen Berlin” in Halle was destroyed. Time jumps 81 years […]