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Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam: 5 Alternative Events to Celebrate All Different Kinds of Love

This Thursday marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day and, like every year, opinions are conflicting. Some condemn the commercialism that underpins the holiday, while others dislike the sudden increase of happy couples taking the day off to stroll alongside Amsterdam’s lovely canals. Luckily, the city offers a lot more than overpriced three–course menus and themed […]

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Conquering “Gym-timidation”

I think many are persuaded that the gym is a terrible battlefield full of soldiers: the lean ones, the buff ones and the fat ones. And in war, only the first two can win. Instead, it should be seen as a safe space for anyone who wants to feel something, like confidence and power. There […]

Is Ballet Viable? The State of the Nation(al) Stage

In a recent interview, Timothee Chalamet discussed his anxieties as a young actor, trying to get his break in off-broadway shows and independent films, around the longevity and relevance of film in today’s world, saying that “I don’t want to feel like I’m getting into opera or ballet or an art form that is slowly […]

Food For Thought: Exhibition at the Foam Brings Food Photography into the Limelight

Food photography is never just about the food itself, and has become an essential element of our dining experience as a representation of lifestyle, culture, relationships, and consumption. Feast For The Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography, is inspired by a book that was curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff and organized […]

A Relaxing Time with Easy Laughs at CREA

On January 18, Amsterdam’s students had the pleasure to attend a comedy night organized by Easylaughs at CREA. It consisted of three separate shows, each one performed by different groups of comedians.   Easylaughs is a group of improv comedians based in Amsterdam, whose members hail from all around the world. The troupe’s diversity makes […]

We Live in a Society Where Everyone Is Turning into ‘‘Dorian Gray’’

People are getting more and more shallow. Looks over books, am I right? No, absolutely not. We supposedly live in an age of acceptance but, unfortunately, that does not extend to one’s self-image. People still take an hour in the morning to “get their face on” for the day. We rally against sexism, racism, and […]