“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.” Robin Williams Drugs, or drug culture, are often associated with tie-died t-shirts, the south Americas, the 70’s, rock and punk music, and ultimately, Snoop Dogg. Yet, in between those stereotypical manifestations of the junkie lifestyle, there are deeper, subtler, more complex – that is … More Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?
Although it might seem like yesterday to some of the older generations, the year 1969 is already half a century ago. These historic 365 days gave room to Woodstock, saw the election of president Nixon, and were filled to the brim with events relating to the Vietnam war. All of this might make one think … More Ode To Iggy Pop
In January I wrote an article that connected the increased use of Spotify and Netflix with the lack of direction millennials are famous for having. Yet, it´s not only billion dollar companies and streaming services that are to blame. Jacques Derrida is known worldwide, within both philosophy and literary theory, for his notion of Différance: … More No Difference, No Direction
Apart from 15-year-olds still being as full of hormones as books are of pages, freshmen being petrified by their newly appearing pubes, and 20-year-olds being just as proud of their weirdly thin, slightly gross beards, the answer to this question might partially be yes, our youth has grown up. Biology won’t change, sadly, but culture … More Has Our Youth Grown Up?
“The truth is in the whole” might be some of Hegel’s most cited words, and although this phrase has inspired lots of philosophy, art and theory that followed, it seems like current younger generations, particularly known as millennials, didn’t quite get the memo. Apart from infamously taking pictures of nicely arranged dishes until they go … More Losing the ‘we’ in TV
Although some say that Mark Zuckerberg,, with his lizard-like features and robotically generated emotions, might not have a consciousness at all, his social-media-giant Facebook simulates that very thing perfectly. The same goes for Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012. By having riverlike feeds from picture to picture, post to post, and therefore from subject … More Memes of Consciousness
As if he has returned from a years-long quest, the medieval knight seems to be back. Yet he is no longer wearing a heavy armor set, carrying a throat-slitting sword, nor arriving on some biologically perfect stallion: he has humbly traded his signature gear for a Thrasher sweater, a pair of artificially ripped jeans and … More From Swinging Swords To Giving Signatures
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They fell in love in the vineyard, In between empty barrels and hanging sweets. I should have acted, But I can just remember. – Comfortably leaning back, he sat in a white plastic chair, with his feet resting in front of him on an equally white and plastic table, off which the sunlight glitteringly reflected. … More Short Story Competition 2018 – First Place: Through but Behind Hedges, by Dorus Asselbergs