Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

By Tara Elsen and Molly Fitz *The article contains potential spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Gaspar Noé’s 2009 film, be sure to do so first, or proceed with reading at your own risk. —ENTER. THE. VOID. flashes up on screen, words in succession one after another, and commands the concentration of the viewer to the nerve numbing nature of the film world; the blue … Continue reading Food for Thought: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Enter The Void’

Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

By Andy O. Daab — In times post-Facebook zenith, when Tindr and Grindr dominate the vast sea of dating facilitators diversifying our home screens, the notions of communication and connectivity gain an unsettling urgency. The affordance of the Internet and the dawn of the information age broke down the previously assumed black-and-white lines of what society presumed human interaction to be. Millennials, if not more … Continue reading Shortbus – A Film for the Gifted And Challenged

King’s Day 101: How To Make The Most Of Your Experience

By Liselotte van Balen — King’s Day is the one day of the year when the city of Amsterdam turns completely orange as people gather for the biggest party of the Netherlands. Observed for the first time in the 1880s, this relatively young tradition marks the celebration of the Monarch’s birthday. At the end of the 19th century the reigning King William III was widely … Continue reading King’s Day 101: How To Make The Most Of Your Experience

Seoul meets Amsterdam: Introducing Korean Contemporary Artists to the West

By Marlies Augustijn — AMSTERDAM – Art gallery Galerie Ron Mandos, located in the city center, presents the exhibition Korean Contemporary: Fusion. The title reflects the show’s aim to build a bridge between – fusing – the East and West. The exhibition is put on by gallery owner Ron Mandos and guest curators Jeannette ten Kate, art consultant and director of the Art’s Club for … Continue reading Seoul meets Amsterdam: Introducing Korean Contemporary Artists to the West

Party Supplies for the King’s Day Enthusiast

By Frank Cox — So you’ve chosen your destination but you haven’t left any time for party supplies. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. These party essentials will keep the ball rolling until the police tells everyone to go home: Orange Morphsuit For the introverted student who doesn’t want to miss out on parties, consider investing in this orange morphsuit, allowing full anonymity. The sleek … Continue reading Party Supplies for the King’s Day Enthusiast

King’s Night for the Party Animal

By Louie Renardel de Lavalette — As we all know, King’s Night is about to be upon us, and for most of us this means that it is time to really let loose and have some drinks and/or do some drugs. However, sometimes we want to party on a budget, or do something that is a bit more off the beaten track. Here are some … Continue reading King’s Night for the Party Animal

King’s Day for the Foodie

By Anastasia Yakunina — If you are someone who is always on the lookout for new food sensations, King’s Day will provide you with many opportunities to experience cuisines from all over the world. If you find yourself in any of these areas, drop by and have a bite! (1) Vrijmarkt in the Jordaan district On King’s Day, many flea markets spring up all over … Continue reading King’s Day for the Foodie

King’s Day for the Treasure Hunter

By Lara Neervoort — King’s Day is the best day of the year to score those vintage pumps, records or one-of-a-kind sunglasses for less than five euros! Everyone is out on the street selling their stuff, making King’s Day a bargain hunting frenzy. But you do need to know where to find the best secondhand wares, because you can easily get lost in the madness … Continue reading King’s Day for the Treasure Hunter

King’s Day for a Nomad With a Little Coin to Spare

By Ricardas Beilskis — You want to have a remarkable King’s Day experience, but are too adventurous or too hipster to confine yourself to Amsterdam, right? Or maybe you just want to make sure that if you wake up in a random place after King’s Night, say Rotterdam, you don’t waste time trying to get back home; no, you have stuff to do, places to see. … Continue reading King’s Day for a Nomad With a Little Coin to Spare

King’s Day for the Lone Wolf

By Ina Schebler — King’s Day seems to be all about going out on the street, feeling one with the orange masses and being overwhelmed by music, party and action. However, a day like that also provides opportunities for those of us who prefer to spend it in a more calm manner. 1) Eat some orange carrot soup While people dress in orange, you can … Continue reading King’s Day for the Lone Wolf