When thinking of Turkish food, what immediately comes to mind is kebab, lahmacun and köfte. However, there is a lot more to find in the Ottoman kitchen. The Asitane restaurant in Istanbul has taken 500-year-old recipes from the palace archives and turned them into an ancient culinary experience. Text by Gijs de Boer, photos by Mila Emmer The ancient Ottoman Empire covers a time span … Continue reading The ancient art of Ottoman cuisine
What happens when a student doesn’t have any technical devices or internet for a whole weekend? Ronny Taferner tried it himself. Text by Ronny Taferner I hardly ever have a look at the statistics of the screen time on my phone, because I know the results are shocking. Apparently I spend six hours and 13 minutes looking at my phone, activate it more than a … Continue reading OFF-LIFE
Singing along to one of the most famous Christmas songs ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ is not as innocent as it used to be. Lately all forms of art like music, books and paintings, cause a discussion for their, now considered, controversial content. By Thirza de Raad The discussion to change the lyrics of the Christmas song, or not to change it, has been going on … Continue reading Art: is it still okay?
Written by Romy Caverlé Ever tried to live zero waste? For you, this might feel like a mission impossible. Combining a fulltime study and having a job is no longer an excuse: this guide will give you some tips and tricks to change your life in an accessible and affordable way. So, let’s start! Refuse Start saying no to single-use plastic. At first, it might … Continue reading The 5 R’s of zero waste
Written by Chirine Aboussaad, 14 May 2019 | THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD | DIRECTED BY: PETER JACKSON | RUN TIME: 104 MINUTES Peter Jackson’s latest work brings the Great War to life for generations to come in a visually stunning documentary. They Shall Not Grow Old opens on a pitch-black screen, enhanced by only the sound of someone whistling an unspecified tune in the … Continue reading ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Review: A Thrilling Illusion
Making choices has never been more difficult Written by Melanie Schlemmer Our grandparents and parents fought for big, social revolutions but also small and personal revolutions to give us the opportunity to choose. We now have more options than ever before. Their revolutions brought us freedom of choice, independence, and empowerment. While being grateful for those possibilities, I’m sure every one of us knows how … Continue reading With jelly or without?
By: Laura Hornberger During my exchange program in Amsterdam, I suddenly became a compliment maker. I found myself complimenting my classmates about their outfits, study skills and even about their well-prepared food. But why is it so much easier to say compliments out loud in English? And are many superficial compliments meaningless in the end? I’m studying with international students from all over the world: … Continue reading “Oh my god, I love your top!” – Becoming a compliment monster
By Emma Wendt Size inclusivity is growing within the fashion industry. Renowned director of the New York STATE Management curve division Susan Georget hopes that plus size fashion will become part of the norm. The fashion industry is in the midst of a global rising plus-size phenomenon. Plus size models have been represented since the 1970s. However, it has started growing fast during the last … Continue reading “We call it Curvy”
Photograph of “I love Iran” sticker in the center of Bijlmer, by Salvador Nito Salvador Nito and Sebastian Aceves Far away from the bustling and iconic Amsterdam city center, a neighborhood located in Zuidoost thrives in multiculturality and breaths an air of its own. This is Bijlmermeer, also known as the shortened ‘Bijlmer’, an area that for long time has been associated with crime and … Continue reading Multiculturalism as a way of life: Bijlmer
By Livia Hirsch The night around me is pitch black, it engulfs me. I am in front of the train which pushes me forward. I feel helpless as I see the gates of the camp looming in the distance. I hear guards yelling, dogs barking, and the wheels turning against the metal rails. An alarm starts to blare. A feeling of terror rises inside of … Continue reading Can virtual reality experiences make you more empathetic?