Otaku is a subculture that originated in Japan. It later spread internationally because of globalization. As a consequence, internet communities of otaku grew. There are sometimes converging, other times diverging features.
This article shows how the Dutch government, because of globalization and the rise of online streaming services such as Netflix, has to reconsider its language policy. In this process, many ideological stands are taken.
The genre of musical theatre still carries the stigma of being pure entertainment for the masses. Before seeing Hamilton, Daan Rutten reflects on the societal and political relevance of contemporary musical theatre.
Derision and ridicule have been key ingredients in the opposition to Donald Trump. If Americans can save the NEA and NEH, we need to evolve and employ different strategies, says Kevin Doyle, in this critical chronicle.