Merel's Mind: An illustrated Buiten Westen

Merel’s Mind: An illustrated Buiten Westen

Jul 22, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

Buiten Westen was a wonderful cold shower on Saturday’s steaming hot day. (..more)

Public goes public

Public goes public

Jun 20, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Music

Even though we’ve been told that the Netherlands had slouched its way out of recession, not all is as it once was. Especially in terms of funding (unless you were a part of the disproportionate police operation to raid the Valreep); a life stream crucial to the cultural sector. (..more)

KOPSTUKKEN at the House with the Heads

KOPSTUKKEN at the House with the Heads

Jun 5, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

You gotta love the weekends of June. The sun kissed Amsterdam, its urbanites and both are more awake than ever. You would almost think the city is starved when you saw the crowds at The Rolling Kitchen last weekend. You might believe in fairy tales again when leaving the magical forest of Lentekabinet or cruising back to the mainland after the last bash of Toren. (..more)

Become a word wizard at Logos Festival

Become a word wizard at Logos Festival

May 24, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event, Spots

Of course festivals are all around this summer. But instead of letting your hips do the talking, how about using your words? De Balie and the Krakeling combined forces to organise the second edition of Logos Festival. (..more)

Merel's Mind: Visit the obscure before you go for sun

Merel’s Mind: Visit the obscure before you go for sun

May 22, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Spots

Summer has finally begun, but before you lose yourself to the shiny rhythm of festivals and hanging in the park, there are some dark places you have to visit first. I drew about the obscure, which we have to celebrate, before we go for sun. (..more)

Brocante, a secret French vintage market with the power of the past

Brocante, a secret French vintage market with the power of the past

May 13, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Spots

To me, and many of my friends with scepticism towards technological advances, old stuff has something quite special to it. Whether it’s using real hand-crafted way-too-expensive lavender soap in ancient shapes and sizes, listening to music on vinyl, or wearing clothes originating before the time Sylvie Meis had a working brain; The Old instantly makes everything more interesting and therefore it has my fullest attention. (..more)

Merel's Mind: King's Day chaos

Merel’s Mind: King’s Day chaos

Apr 24, 2014 |  by  |  Art

Queen’s King’s Day is probably the most crowded day of the year in Amsterdam. All we want is gallivant down the road, enjoy sun, sip our drink, end up on an unexpected good party, being thankful for our dear friend Willem-Alexander and eat cake with his face on it. Right? (..more)

What To Watch Thursday: Supernova

What To Watch Thursday: Supernova

Apr 17, 2014 |  by  |  Art

What To Watch Thursday is Overdose’s weekly film injection: every Thursday we will tell you which cinematographic pearls can’t be missed! We’re going native for this one … It’s quite clear from the trailer what the story is about, it’s about nothing: “Hier is niets … Ik haat nits.” (..more)

Imagine Film Festival will take you to infinity and beyond

Imagine Film Festival will take you to infinity and beyond

Apr 8, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

A film that takes a story beyond realism into the universe of fantasy and imagination is a magical adventure. A storyteller that is able to show you a world, different from the one we live in, is a blissful experience. The child within is reborn and it provides an insight into dimensions you would have never been able to travel to on your own. Well, you might with an extensive collection of hallucinogens or if you are blessed with an elaborate imagination. Sadly, not all of us are sanctified with a mind that can take us far and beyond, but luckily the invention of film provides the ability to take anyone and everyone along for the ride. (..more)