discover two sides of yourself

discover two sides of yourself

Fabian Jansen and Lara Billie Rense.Image Renée de Groot During follow-up talks in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden, people from the audience approached theater maker Fabian Claes Jansen and journalist Lara Billie Rense to thank them. Sometimes in tears, sometimes with a spontaneous embrace. These were not only people who themselves struggled with their gender identity or … Read more

Heavy legs and new albums from Gotu Jim and Kelela. Music expert Jacob Haagsma noticed this in pop this week

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Music editor Jacob Haagsma is busy with pop and wide surroundings. What kept him off the streets this week? And, Jacob, have you recovered a bit from Eurosonic Noorderslag? Well, that turned out to be quite a chore. That come to, I mean. Because it was not nothing, that first physical Noorderslag in three years. … Read more

‘Planet Finance’ makes the abstract financial world concrete on the basis of curious examples

'Planet Finance' makes the abstract financial world concrete on the basis of curious examples

Marije Meerman, director of ‘Planet Finance’.Figurine Jelmer de Haas For the six-part VPRO series PlanetFinance filmmaker Marije Meerman delves into the world of cat bonds, short sellers, oil futures and currency gurus. That world affects almost everyone – stocks and pensions depend on it – but is understood by almost no one. How did Meerman, … Read more

Boycott Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky? Ukraine is struggling with Russian art and culture

Boycott Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky?  Ukraine is struggling with Russian art and culture

AP For years she stood proudly on a plinth in the center of Odessa: Catherine the Great. Until today. The imposing statue of the eighteenth-century Russian tsarina has to go. It is taken to a museum. It may seem like a small decision of local politics in the southern Ukrainian city, but it is one … Read more