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The end of how business takes over, again

Ico Maly
3 minutes to read used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

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From Front National to Rassemblement National

Ruben Bastiaanse
4 minutes to read

Rassemblement National should become the new rallying cry for nationalists in France and make Front National salonfähig. How Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon attempt to pour old nationalist wine in new bottles. 

Ramptoeristen! Waarom schrijvers ons over hun scheiding vertellen

Sander Bax
11 minutes to read

Schrijvers als Suzanne Rethans, Henk van Straten en Elke Geurts schrijven erg openhartig over het stuklopen van hun relatie. Sander Bax laat zien dat hier een fundamenteel mechanisme van de hedendaagse literaire mediacultuur aan ten grondslag ligt.

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Marine Le Pen: 'Vive la France'!

Irene de Groot
13 minutes to read

In this article, Le Pen's image, the issues she discusses and her online media presence will be analyzed, in order to see what type of politician she truly is.

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The Corbyn spy hoax and the cycle of fake news

Jan Blommaert
5 minutes to read

In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.

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GetContact: another threat to our privacy?

Nataliia Vdovychenko
5 minutes to read

GetContact is a recent app that got its wave of hype in February 2018. The official aim of GetContact is to block spam messages and identify calls on your phone. However, it can also be viewed as another way to threaten our privacy.

The power of humour in combatting racism

Rowie van Hagen
5 minutes to read

Racism is nothing new in sports, let alone in international associated football. Can humour and wit be appropriate measures in combatting racism, or will they serve as a force that normalizes racism in society?

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Why is Taylor Swift associated with the Alt-Right movement?

Jady van Leusden
18 minutes to read

Taylor Swift is the embodyment of the perfect Nazi woman. At least, according to some members of the alt-right movement. But why? This is an article on the images behind the pop-icon and the Alt-Right movement. And finds a connection.

Is Big Data making the world better?

Daria Kholod
7 minutes to read

Big Data will affect our relationships, leisure time activities, career choices and shopping habits. 

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Waarom ik niet naar De Luizenmoeder kijk

Sander Bax
6 minutes to read

Televisierecensenten jubelen, kijkcijferrecords worden gebroken, en op sociale media wordt de serie steeds herkenbaar genoemd. Maar als die serie zo herkenbaar is, hoe kan het dan dat Sander Bax er alleen maar met afgrijzen naar kan kijken? 

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There is no such thing as a detail when it comes to female body hair

Gabriela de la Vega
3 minutes to read

Female armpit hair is a hotly debated subject on social media; Miley Cyrus, Paris Jackson, and Lourdes Maria, Madonna’s daughter, have posted pictures or appeared in public with their underarm hair on display. What's the fuzz about?

Niggas be like...

Samantha Lonsdale
19 minutes to read

What message do Black internet memes convey in regards to language and culture, and how can this phenomenon be understood from a perspective of globalization?

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

Lisa Wijvekate
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.