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The Modernity of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Fear of Powerful Women

If you want to witness the fear of men, give a woman a crown. Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen of Scots does just this. In presenting a dynamic portrait of the formidable Mary Stuart, it leverages the contrast between the Scottish Queen and Elizabeth I, Queen of England, to illustrate that there is nothing more terrifying […]

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How Might Brexit Affect Amsterdam’s Britons?

To British nationals living in Amsterdam, Brexit is going to have a huge impact. Since the rejection of the Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, however, the specifics of what shape Brexit will take and what effect it will have on Britons abroad, is unknown. Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom are currently tabling amendments to […]

Video: 2019 National Tulip Day

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Netherlands’ celebrated its eighth National Tulip Day. This year’s celebration saw more than ten thousand tourists and Amsterdam locals gathered in Dam square to pick their own bouquets of flowers. Over 200,000 tulips from colors across the spectrum were available for free, as part of the annual celebration, with […]

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 […]

An Exploration of ‘Mezrab – the House of Stories’

Mezrab, located just outside the city centre at Veemkade 576, hosts storytelling events that seem to be worth the struggle of cycling through the cold wind for many. Without being prominently present on social media, the storytelling-event hosted at the café still manages to fill the venue on regular basis. In an interview with the […]

Brazilian Directors Duo give Jair Bolsonaro the Finger with their Queer Feature Film

Tinta Bruta (translated ‘Hard Paint’) opened this year’s International Queer & Migrant Film Festival in colour. Set in the Brazilian town of Porto Alegre, the feature film follows the introverted young Pedro (played by Shico Menegat) who earns his money online by smearing his body with neon paint and performing quasi-erotic dances in front of […]