When hearing the phrase “once upon a time…” most of us already know that we are about to be told a fairytale. I don’t have any statistical facts on this, but I can say with a fair amount of confidence that most children love fairytales. Maybe it’s because of the desire that humans have … More The grimm side of fairytales
Elle Woods: “I bought you some necessities—some Calvin Klein 720 count sheets, the entire Clinique skin care line […] and the Bible.” (Holds up a copy of the Cosmopolitan magazine) Brooke Taylor: “You’re an angel” The above quote is from the popular movie Legally Blonde. The main character, Elle, is a lawyer who has … More Magazines: the ultimate hand guide for women?
The holidays are around the corner and with that comes Christmas. There is a lot to say about this festivity. On the one hand Christmas can be materialistic, commercialized, boring and a disappointment (last year I heard someone say that they did not like Christmas because they did not like their family). Not to … More Seven songs of Christmas: a holiday soundtrack
On December 17th of this year it will be exactly a hundred years ago that Fiep Westendorp was born. She was a well-known Dutch illustrator most famous for bringing writer Annie M.G.Schmidt’s characters to life in the 50’s. Her work is still relevant, as most children nowadays are still familiar with characters that were … More 100 years of Fiep Westendorp
Room, written by the Irish author Emma Donoghue, was published in 2010. It was around that same time that I read her novel and now, 6 years later, a film adaptation of the novel has been released, directed by the Irish film director Leonard Abrahamson. Room is about Jack, a 5 year old boy, … More Room
Second in line for the introductions are David, Luc, Rachel en Tom!
At one point or another, art class has been part of every child’s school curriculum. Many of us can remember drawing pictures, doing arts and crafts and showing the end result to our parents who were always proud of our creation. I loved these classes as a child and, as I got older, I … More Everybody’s Art
Nowadays subcultures aren’t as exclusive as they used to be. What I mean by this is that everybody is connected through the internet and through that, subcultures borrow from others. Music, clothing and style, among others, are easily borrowed because influences are readily available through the internet, which makes it easier for people to … More Howl Against Society
There’s a big chance that you are a user of social media, and that you are familiar with the annoying social media sharer that posts photos of their personal life a bit too much for your liking. This is exactly what I have been thinking about for the past couple of days; why exactly … More Spread the Word
Towards the end of January I completed a 3 month painting course that I had been taking at CREA (“Cultureel Studenten Centrum”). I took it partly because I felt like I needed to release my artistic ambitions and partly because I needed to shift my focus a little bit. Since the course that I … More Art on the Walls