Chernobyl

Why Voices from Chernobyl is a must-read you will never forget (Svetlana Alexievich)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/04/2020
14 minutes to read

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.

Book review "Darkness at noon"- Rubashov illustration

Why you should read "Darkness at noon" (Arthur Koestler)

Review
Nataliia Vdovychenko
12/02/2018
7 minutes to read

Certain kinds of literature cannot be forgotten. Darkness at noon is a must read for everyone who values high quality novels and wants to learn more about the Soviet Union, revolution and history in general.

Het empathisch teveel van Ignaas Devisch

Over Het Empathisch Teveel (Ignaas Devisch)

Review
Jan Blommaert
05/02/2018
9 minutes to read

Het Empathisch Teveel is een in your face argument tegen zij die denken dat de wereld zal gered worden door warme gevoelens van naastenliefde alleen.

The long season: I am alive because I'm not dead (Leonard Retel Helmrich )

Review
Odile Heynders
15/01/2018
4 minutes to read

The narrative of The Long Season is impressive and affective as a story of poverty, lack of prospect, and irrational hope. The documentary is magnificent in its focus on the details of social life, says Odile Heynders (Tilburg University).

Edmonton Green

Dit is Londen (Ben Judah)

Review
Jan Blommaert
13/11/2017
5 minutes to read

In "Dit is London" schetst Ben Judah de Unheimlichkeit van superdiversiteit.

Max and Nev

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Review
Irene de Groot
01/11/2017
3 minutes to read

In Catfish: the TV show hosts Nev and Max help people who are head over heels about someone they met online. A review.

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (E.M. Forster)

Review
Vanda Vozarikova
23/10/2017
4 minutes to read

Could a story from over 100 years ago have predicted today's reality? Read this to discover more about the visionary E.M. Forster truly was. A contemporary reading of E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops.

Nosedive

Nosedive, a vicious take on social media (Joe Wright)

Review
Heleen Dijkhuizen
29/09/2017
3 minutes to read

Black Mirror's Nosedive shows us a vicious take on social media.

Vrede kun je leren (David Van Reybrouck, Thomas D'Ansembourg)

Review
Jan Blommaert
12/07/2017
4 minutes to read

"Vrede kun je leren" is niet meteen een denderend boekje, maar is wel nodig.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Don't know what acceleration means? Then ''Overheating' is mandatory reading (Overheating - Thomas Hylland Eriksen)

Review
Jan Blommaert
01/06/2017
6 minutes to read

In his new book 'Overheating',  Thomas Hylland Eriksen offers a mountain of information and even more food for thought, and it does so in a text that can be read at lightning pace.

Wat is Populisme? (Jan-Werner Müller)

Review
Jan Blommaert
15/05/2017
14 minutes to read

Wat is populisme? is een boek dat zich vlot laat lezen, maar dat analytisch niet zwaar weegt.

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

Review
Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)

Review
Piia Varis
09/01/2017
4 minutes to read

Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives.