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Fashion for the People. MoMu: Antwerp's New Fashion Museum

About MoMU, the new Fashion Museum in Antwerp: a beautiful and interesting museum, which should however refrain from verbal pomposity in its communication if it really wants to be an accessible exhibition and information centre for a wide r...

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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In God we Trust…In Cars we Rust

Cars. There are too many of them. An account of how the automobile conquered the landscape and how the motorist became king. The king of the road has become a prisoner: the illusion of the freedom of driving hardly exists any more. Nor does...

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Life during God's Break. Pop Music in Flanders

After dEUS every pop and rock musician in Flanders knows that you can devote yourself one hundred percent to your art, but international fame and fortune will probably never come your way. That doesn't stop young, and rather less young, boy...

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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Even at Home I am not a Tourist

The author doesn't need a reason for not travelling. Just as the reader doesn't need one when he decides he will go and pack his suitcases. This article is not a diatribe against tourism – and most certainly not against travelling. Ad Vinge...

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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A Not So Splendid Isolation. Poverty...but not as we know it

Politicians in Belgium as well as the Netherlands are often quite keen to promote the concept of the self-sufficient citizen, whereby people are largely responsible for their own welfare. Yes, there is a safety net, but they should not make...

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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Passion Play

About love and lust in the contemporary Low Countries. There's no heart without loins and no loins without heart, and just think what your head can get up to. Love is a battlefield, lust is a struggle in which your body and soul are at stak...

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The Trivial Pursuit of Happiness

A 'tour d'horizon' of well-being and happiness in the Low Countries. Welfare may be a subject of ongoing concern, happiness should not. Happiness exists precisely by grace of the imperfection of our existence, in which we are, at best, caug...

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Dutch Arts. An Introduction to Culture in the Netherlands

The Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Cultural Affairs in the Netherlands has published a series of booklets in English called 'Dutch Arts'. The aim of these publications is to give foreign readers...

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A Literary Peep Show

Review of ‘The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy' (ed. Richard Huijing; Sawtry, 1993), a collection that functions as a peep show of the Dutch literary imagination.

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Seventy-Five Years of Dutch Studies in London

1994 marked a milestone in Dutch Studies in the United Kingdom: it was precisely 75 years since the foundation of the chairs in Dutch Language and Literature and in Dutch History at the University of London.

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The Anglo-Dutch Connection in Prints and Drawings

The Atlas Van Stolk collection, housed in the Shielandshuis in Rotterdam, is a unique assemblage of drawings, prints, photos and posters. From 4 February to 28 May 1995, fifty of the prints from this collection were exhibited under the titl...

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The Terminus of the Continent. The Life and Times of Ostend

Ostend is a phoenix. Every town has periods of prosperity and decay in its history, but the history of this Flemish coastal town is indisputably a remarkable story, with many ups and downs. This portrait of past and present shows that conte...

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A Pictorial History of the Grand' Place in Brussels

In Edgar Goedleven's book ‘The Grand' Place in Brussels. Centre of 500 Years of History' (Tielt, 1993) random pictures are used to provide an undoubtedly incomplete but always fascinating account of the historical significance of the Brusse...

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Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

Article

Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

Article

Short Takes

A regular feature comprising short reviews of a selection of socio-cultural events and works recently published in the Low Countries.

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