Black Lives matter

Black Lives Matter and the right to protest?

Column
Christian Chun
09/06/2020
6 minutes to read

The reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests are an indications of the structural racism in the US, says Christian Chun.

Right-wing Gramscianism: the hegemonic project of Thierry Baudet

Article
Tinus Sioen
29/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Thierry Baudet often mentions the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Analysing these references, this article places Baudet in a right-wing gramscian movement in order to get a better understanding of his hegemonic project. 

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Human Minds and Animal Stories, or How Narratives Shape Attitudes (Malecki, Sorokowski, Pawlowski, Cienski)

Review
Luiza Dubicka
07/12/2020
12 minutes to read

Human Minds and Animal Stories takes a look at how stories can change human attitudes towards other species. A change in attitudes can lead to change in our current practices involving animals. Can an academic publication reach a broader audience?

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The Age of Zoom Meetings for a person who stutters

Column
Jacob Berexa
28/05/2020
6 minutes to read

The Age of Zoom Meetings is especially difficult for people who stutter (PWS for short). Jacob Berexa explains why zoom is emotionally draining for people with PWS.

Netflix series Emily In Paris

Emily in Paris: Bonjour clichés! (Darren Star)

Review
Tinka Krikke
05/05/2021
8 minutes to read

The new series 'Emily in Paris' has already received a lot of attention, but not without the critique. Parisians are routinely portrayed with a very essentialized and stereotypical national identity, which shapes our idea of 'Frenchness'. 

Before Parler was removed from Google and Apple's appstores and deleted from the Amazon servers, Parler users discussed the apparent 'cancellation' of their plaform. An analysis of their responses reveals a complex fusion of very distinct values and beliefs that can be linked to, inter alia, the Manosphere, alt-right movements and a whole range of conspiracy theories.

Elena Ferrante’s Disappearing Act

Column
Inge van de Ven
07/09/2020
7 minutes to read

Good news for Elena Ferrante’s fans. The mysterious Italian bestseller author’s last and eighth novel, The Lying Life of Adults, is now available in book stores all over the world.

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Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
25/07/2022
19 minutes to read

Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them. 

Social media and why we're all full of shit

Paper
Daniel Obubo
31/08/2020
14 minutes to read

This paper seeks to explore Instagram culture and how it shapes young minds. The inspiration for the paper comes from the second season of the Emmy-nominated mockumentary American Vandal

Is Digital Couture the next fashion breakthrough?

Paper
Noa El-Kassri
22/11/2021
9 minutes to read

Digital fashion could have a major impact on influencer culture and consumerism. It also can be a sustainable answer to the mass production of clothing. Arguments against it include NFTs, it being fake and that you can't wear it offline.

Ellen DeGeneres: talk show host or CIA agent?

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
16/03/2020
11 minutes to read

In 2018, people believed that Eric Trump suggested that Ellen DeGeneres is part of a hidden government within the US. This essay analyzes how this conspiracy theory has come into existence, who plays a role in it, and what this means online.

How the Eurovision Song Contest is political

Article
Beatrijs de Coninck
10/05/2022
8 minutes to read

This essay will focus on how this Eurovision can be seen as a political and intermedial event, and how the music contest, besides entertainment, is used as political influence worldwide.

Designers rethink social boundaries with gender-neutral fashion

Paper
Stefan Immens
12/09/2022
14 minutes to read

Society is in constant change adapting to what is happening in the global environment. The fashion industry is getting stronger every day because it has been adapting in unique ways to society such as gender-neutral fashion.