Category Archives: Culture

Toots Thielemans passed away at 94

On Monday August 22, 2016 at the age of 94 a real Brussels Ketje (“street kid” in old Brussels slang) passed away leaving the world a large amount of wonderful music drawings. Blowing in the wind he whistled our sorrows away. … Continue reading

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Sfinks Mixed and asylum seekers

At the yearly freely accessible World Festival Sfinks in Boechout, where for years already many volunteers from all sorts of background (this year 1580), including asylum seekers from different countries, try to build up a lovely atmosphere of brotherhood and … Continue reading

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Mountains of information, disinformation and breaking away

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With the terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels and now in Nice we can find lots of information and disinformation on the net. Mark Evans, Loren Feldman, Cynthia Brumfield, Rachel Sklar I must remark that in…

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2015 Performance arts

It is a well-known fact that Belgians are not real theatre lovers. Dance is the less one loved, but spoken theatre has lost a lot of spectators too. Some 250 theatre people – from directors to actors to stage hands … Continue reading

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2015 Persons and groups of the year

Battle of Waterloo The oldest to remember for 2015 is the one with whom there could be a love hate relationship. Napoleon Bonaparte, who always saw things big, left behind a series of buildings in Belgium that still stand today, … Continue reading

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2015 Film

A poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke and Ethiopia’s first entry in France’s prestigious Cannes International Film Festival, warmly received at its première, was shot in the highlands and forests of northern and central Ethiopia. Lamb tells the story … Continue reading

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For those who call the Brussels Airport attacks a fake or a conspiracy of the government

On the net appear different messages telling the pictures of the damage in the airport in Zaventem would be faked are in my view more a plot to undermine the West, created by people who see in everything some conspiracy. … Continue reading

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Rampaging, demolishing sacred sites and cultural heritage

At the beginning of April a shocking video founds its way on several international television station showing another horrible war crime by ISIS. In the moving pictures we can see ISIS militants using sledgehammers, AK-47 rifles  and bulldozers to destroy … Continue reading

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Cities not under fear but monuments feared

The stories, the videos, the acts of unfathomable brutality have become a defining aspect of ISIS, which controls a nation-size tract of land and has now pushed Iraq to the precipice of dissolution. Its adherents kill with such abandon that … Continue reading

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Rareties of Rogier van der Weyden presented at Museo del Prado

“The Crucifixion,” by one of the most celebrated artists of his time, the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden made near the end of the artist’s life, was brought to Spain in the 16th century. Once hung in the sacristy of … Continue reading

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