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Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style

Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style By EVA ORAVCOVA | April 22, 2o19 Leaving the best for last, Michelle Obama finished the European part of her book tour in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam. The former First Lady of the USA shared her life story, reflecting on the experiences that shaped her professional, public […]

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Notre Dame de Paris Blaze Brings Up Strong Images of Cultural, National Identity

Notre Dame de Paris Blaze Brings Up Strong Images of Cultural, National Identity April 17, 2019 By JOSEPHINE SYLVESTRE What happened? On Monday, April 15, a fire broke out at the famous cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The landmark receives over 13 million visitors annually. It was an iconic part of the Parisian skyline. […]

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom Film Review: American comedian Bo Burnham’s debut feature film Eighth Grade depicts the knotty, small-scale hellscape of middle school, focusing on the experience of Kayla (Elsie Fisher) – a self-aware yet intensely self-conscious teen – during her last week in eighth grade. By REBECCA TOOK […]

“Buy, Buy, Baby”: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day

‘Buy, Buy, Baby’: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day March 13, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day 2019. If the slew of Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram photos and shared articles hadn’t already caught my attention, there was also an email from Flixbus (the coach company) addressed, “To all the strong, […]

The Creatives Series: Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders

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 […]

Expensive Socializing: How to Cope When You’re Broke

Expensive Socializing: How to Cope When You’re Broke As a twenty-something, there is nothing quite as unpredictable and fickle as the student account balance. One day you’re making it rain like Donald Trump paying hush money, then two weeks later you’re trying to figure out how to buy a pint with IOUs and monopoly money. […]