The rise of Måneskin and why it matters

Photo credit @etro/ Instagram – To someone who isn’t deep into Italian music (and I’m guessing the majority of the people reading this aren’t) the name Måneskin is probably new, or at least a very recent discovery. I doubt many people outside of Italy had ever heard of the band before 2021.Yet Damiano David (voice),Continue reading “The rise of Måneskin and why it matters”

IS THE NEW STYLE – COMFORT, ALL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS TIME?

Photograph credit: Julia Kaczmarek Fashion lifetime is no different than the human circle of life. It all stays in the loop, and the history repeats itself. Since the pandemic has begun, more and more brands as well as big fashion houses started appreciating and reestablishing the new standards of fashion, but what’s most important, comfort,Continue reading “IS THE NEW STYLE – COMFORT, ALL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THIS TIME?”

Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!

Image by Bungie® Since I was 10 years old, I have been playing games on the Xbox consoles. The first game I played was Halo, an American military science fiction franchise by Bungie, with about 8 main games. In these games you work together in “Fire teams” and defeat aliens (The Covenant) and other players.Continue reading “Games Teach Us Life Lessons Too!”

The Fantasy of The Female Gaze

Photo by Chloe Sheppard Unlike music gatekeepers, I don’t believe TikTok has “ruined” any songs for me. A very important exception is Portishead’s Glory Box though. I am not going to pretend I have known that song for a really long time; the first time I heard it was on an American Horror Story episodeContinue reading “The Fantasy of The Female Gaze”

Our Halloween Recommendations

Have you noticed that the door to your apartment has suddenly developed a creak? No? What about the dusty cobwebs hiding in every nook and cranny of your flat? Surely, you felt the cold gusts of wind blowing through the curtains despite the fact that you just closed the window? Yes, all the signs areContinue reading “Our Halloween Recommendations”

Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR

Since May 21st, 2021, my little corner of the internet has been dominated by love for one 18yr old: Olivia Rodrigo. If you are not on my corner of the internet, let me explain: Olivia is an actress, known for starring in Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series since 2019, which, despite itsContinue reading “Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, and Teenage Emotion: A Semi-Review of SOUR”

In Search of Meaning: Analyzing the Poem Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin

Disclaimer: I am an atheist. I do not condone any of the messages found within this poem but simply believe it to be beautiful and worth unpacking. If you find yourself agreeing with this poem, good for you, but I don’t give a shit. Here’s the poem:  Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin So many timesContinue reading “In Search of Meaning: Analyzing the Poem Saint Sebastian by W.S. Mervin”

Join the Writer’s Block Board

Writer’s Block Magazine is looking for fresh, enthusiastic and creative editorial board members! Do you like writing and editing? Do you have any journalistic aspirations? Then join the Writer’s Block editorial board! What/who is Writer’s Block?Writer’s Block Magazine is a student-run magazine at University of Amsterdam. We have an international readership and contributors from acrossContinue reading “Join the Writer’s Block Board”

The Language of Gratitude

Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass discusses various native North American cultures and their wisdom regarding coexistence in respectful reciprocity with nonhuman beings. Kimmerer’s insights of the significance of language systems in defining our perception of nonhumans, and thus our relationship with them, help to shed light on why this relationship is rather unbalanced in theContinue reading “The Language of Gratitude”