The thorn in Europe’s side: why Britain will trouble the EU for years to come

The thorn in Europe’s side: why Britain will trouble the EU for years to come By DAVID KIRKHAM | May 23, 2019 The European elections are finally upon us. Over 370 million Europeans will be eligible to vote in what is one of the largest democratic contests in the world, second to India’s. That is, if Europeans […]

The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’

The paradox of the ‘strong female lead’ By REBECCA TOOK | May 7, 2019 In her recent book, Invisible Women, writer and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez examines the ‘gender data gap’. As she argues, “women are so under-represented. I was one of those girls being taught, via a curriculum, a news media and a popular culture that […]

On the Basis of Sex: ‘Wife’ is not a job title

On the Basis of Sex: ‘Wife’ is not a job title By REBECCA TOOK | May 6, 2019 Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex is a biopic depicting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight for gender equality to be recognized in American law. This is not an exceptional film, but it does sensitively depict the life of […]

Ajax Has Caught Our Attention, Now They Need to Succeed

Ajax Has Caught Our Attention, Now They Need to Succeed By EMILIO GUTIERREZ | April 19, 2019 Cover by Carlo Salemi / Courtesy of The Amsterdammer You can call it a Cinderella story, a David and Goliath anecdote, or a fairy-tale run, but no matter how you spin it, this season has been magical and shocking for everyone. […]

Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge

Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge By REBECCA TOOK | April 18, 2019 I do it in the morning while in the shower. Sometimes, I do it while cycling to the library. My friend does it while walking the dog, and another does it during their long commute on the sweaty London […]

Goodbye And Good Riddance: Amsterdam Bans Scooters From Cycle Lanes

Goodbye And Good Riddance: Amsterdam Bans Scooters From Cycle Lanes April 15, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Amsterdammers across the city woke up on Monday morning (April 8) to find that their city looked a little different. More specifically, their route to work, college or school was a bit bluer, and a lot quieter. The council’s […]