How Sex Education Season 3 Opens Up A Discussion About The Gay Scene In African Societies

Trigger warning: mentions of hate crimes towards lgbtq+ members – I believe (almost) everyone has caught up with the new season of the well-known Netflix series Sex Education. But just in case you haven’t yet, or perhaps are waiting to watch it until a later date (or not), here’s your SPOILER WARNING. I will beContinue reading “How Sex Education Season 3 Opens Up A Discussion About The Gay Scene In African Societies”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia. Part 1: Scrooge McDuck

Up until the age of sixteen (or thereabouts) reading for fun meant reading comics. I grew up on the Belgian classics of Tintin, Asterix, Suske & Wiske, on the weekly Dutch magazine Donald Duck, on Jim Davis’ Garfield. The list goes on, but you get the picture. Many of these comicstrips have lost the allureContinue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia. Part 1: Scrooge McDuck”

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?”

Paris Syndrome, romanticizing your life and changes

TW: Mention of depression, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and eating disorders. The Japanese psychiatrist Hiroaki Ota first coined the term whilst working in France during the 1980s. In 1998 Katada Tamami of Nissei Hospital registered a patient suffering from a manic-depressive episode related to the Paris syndrome. Later on, more and more cases wereContinue reading “Paris Syndrome, romanticizing your life and changes”

The Meaning of Summer

  Summer! It’s finally here. After long, cold dark nights the season that most people look forward to has started. Today I want to have a closer look at the meaning of this popular season. Is it hyped up by most people? Or is it truly one of the most magical times of the year?Continue reading “The Meaning of Summer”

The Deal with Pocket Monster Designs

  Behold this horrid wretch before you, and ask yourself: how did Donald Trump beat this thing out of the first place in Time Magazine’s Most Influential People of 1998? Not that any of that happened, of course. But imagine. The thing I wanted you to take home from this is that no matter howContinue reading “The Deal with Pocket Monster Designs”

Anna’s #basic guide to travel

  I always say that I regularly go bankrupt on aeroplane tickets. I just really love to travel (here is where I shamelessly refer back to my travel guides for Rome and London). A couple of years back I heard someone make it their New Year’s resolution that they wanted to travel to at leastContinue reading “Anna’s #basic guide to travel”

On Fear

  “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” – H.P. Lovecraft Recently, I was asked a rather intriguing question by my tea bag1: what are you most afraid of? While the question itself might be straightforward, the intriguing part wasContinue reading “On Fear”

Mukbang and food in the modern world

  One summer ago I didn’t have much to do so, as any bored millennial would do, I browsed the web for new and interesting things that I could watch, or listen to (or a combination of both).What I ended up finding was strange, funny but above all very relatable. It was a video ofContinue reading “Mukbang and food in the modern world”