The Ghost with the Granny Smith

  Down with the system!!!!!! Every time I sit down to read in the library, an anarchic presence decides to sit as close as it possibly can and eat an apple. I say presence because I am not talking about any person in particular, but about an evil spirit that has the power to inhabitContinue reading “The Ghost with the Granny Smith”

Howl Against Society

  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 toContinue reading “Howl Against Society”

If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop

  A few weeks ago I came across a great Buzzfeed post from Shannon Reed called “If Jane Austen got feedback from some guy in a writing workshop”, which I genuinely loved. So in honour of the 400th anniversary of his death, I decided to write my own version featuring the paragon of English literature,Continue reading “If William Shakespeare Got Feedback from Some Guy at a Creative Writing Workshop”

Das Mag vs. Bol.com

The Love-Hate Relationship between Publishers and Online Book Sales On March 31st, the Dutch book world was shocked when online sales giant Bol.com removed all of publishing house Das Mag’s books from its website. The reason, according to Das Mag, is that the publisher refused Bol.com’s new “collaboration contract”, which states that the popular webshopContinue reading “Das Mag vs. Bol.com”

Passionately Curious: Let There Be Light! And He Saw That It Was Weird.

  Wait, what’s this? This strange science-y series that was going on last year is back? Well… not quite, just a one-shot for now! Still, there’s so much awesome stuff left to talk about! Take, for example, the weirdness that is light. Now, I’ve already gone into far too much detail on some of theContinue reading “Passionately Curious: Let There Be Light! And He Saw That It Was Weird.”

City Living – Shout-out to Boredom

  How can we appreciate the gift horse? If you are somewhat like me, large empty slots in your schedule often make you feel restless and guilty. The argument is as follows. This is Amsterdam, and there are opportunities left and right. There are extra courses to take, debate clubs to join, sports to thriveContinue reading “City Living – Shout-out to Boredom”

Experiencing That Dragon, Cancer

I put off writing this for a long time, which is unusual for a text about a video game. Then again, I put off playing that videogame for an even longer time, because I was afraid of playing it. Now I’m putting off actually introducing it… I’m writing to you today about That Dragon, Cancer,Continue reading “Experiencing That Dragon, Cancer”

Writer’s Block #27

We are proud to present to you our 27th issue, full of poetry, fiction and artwork by our talented contributors. In addition, the editorial board hopes to broaden your literary horizon and add to your list of must-reads. So what are you waiting for? Sit back, grab your beverage of choice, and enjoy! Click the cover to seeContinue reading “Writer’s Block #27”

How to Deal with Writer’s Block: An Attempt at a Semi-Professional Guide

  No, this is not an article on how to deal with Writer’s Block’s editorial board. I like to think that is something you don’t need help with. Rather, this is my attempt to provide a guide to beat the condition our magazine was named after, the temporary situation where writers find themselves unable toContinue reading “How to Deal with Writer’s Block: An Attempt at a Semi-Professional Guide”