The only radio station in the Netherlands that’s entirely about alternative music is KinkFM. Broadcasting for about 15 years now, it has gathered a small but steady crowd of listeners that can enjoy ‘mainstream’ alternative, but also more obscure genres, like ska, avant garde, metal and even contemporary poetry and literature. No other Dutch radio [...]
Great bit of poetry by german writer Bertold Brecht. For those of you who would like to read the orginal German version please find it at the end of the post.
by Bertold Brecht
After the uprising of the 17th June
The Secretary of the Writers Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the [...]
Modern ethics has given us many theories on what is right and what is wrong. A crucial distinction between two major groups of these theories is based on the role of consequences in the theory. Where one group of theories focuses on the consequences of an action to determine whether this action is right or [...]
Tegenlicht is a Dutch series of high quality documentaries that is usually only available in Dutch. Recently however Tegenlicht decided to modernize and as such the price winning documentary I am Gurgaon has become available in English here. I am Gurgaon is a fascinating close-up look into Gurgaon, a modern city on the edge [...]
I am a lucky person. For some reason I always manage to end up in the most interesting situations. As was the case last Saturday. For the Turkish community their month of fasting came to an end and to celebrate the fast breaking (or iftar) for the last time this year, a dinner was organized [...]
Today in 1937 the wonderful The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was published in London. The author had intended the book for his children, but after a friend read it, she recommended it to the publisher.
It was so successful, that it was sold out in three months. Because of paper sanctioning during wartime, the book was [...]
Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the most crime-ridden cities in the United States. The rampant drug trade, above all, continues to keep its murder rates at more than five times those of New York. Journalist David Simon has gained deep insights into this quagmire. Not only was he a long-time police reporter at a local [...]
I’ve always been a sucker for chocolate. No idea whether that has to do with any of its purported aphrodisiac, anti-depressant or stimulant qualities. I just know that I’ve always immensely enjoyed it and have often eaten quite a lot more than is really sensible or healthy.
This salad is one of my favourites for lunch: wonderfully moist and with a nice mix of sweet, sour and tangy flavours.
250 g canned tuna
2 celery sticks
Some oil and vinegar (white wine or cider works best)
Some fresh herbs (esp. dill and parsley)
Drain the tuna. Separate the chunks into individual flakes with a fork. [...]
I never thought the day would come when I’d discover a great new band through my little sister. But the concert of local band Hellsongs she recently dragged me to at one of Gothenburg’s culture houses turned out to be highly entertaining. The three-piece cover hard rock and metal classics in laid-back acoustic arrangements. With [...]