Quest for an unknown baby

By João Perassolo and Marijn Thijs The Mystery Baby is a sticker with a baby face on it, that can be spotted everywhere in Groningen. It’s so omnipresent that it became an urban legend. But who’s this baby? Who’s the artist behind it? Is this even art? We try to find out. Watch below.

Jasper, the seagull traveller

By Inès Mette “I do many things. I have a lot of diplomas, and I work for healthcare. I also work for architects, carpenters. […] I do what I like,” says Jasper as he is eating his lunch of fried fish at the back of his work van. His colleague does not want to talk…

The Lifeguard of Groningen

By Migle Vaisnoraite Swimming in the sea, I was never afraid of it because I knew that David Hasselhoff and his Baywatch team will be there, ready, forever. The city of Groningen doesn’t have the beach. But it has a sea of bars filled with softer or stronger alcoholic liquids. It also has its own…

No love for SecondLove.nl

By Bala Chambers, Cata Radu, Martina Losi, Masha Tsnompilantze “Sexgod666” is his nickname. He describes himself as a 45-year-old male, standing almost two meters tall, from Overijssel, a province in the Netherlands: ‘Hello ladies! I am looking for a nice woman who, like me, wants to experience tension and lust’. On any ordinary dating website, this statement would raise eyebrows.…

“I would give up music for chemistry”

by Cătălin Radu When he doesn’t play classical pieces on the piano, it’s either blues or rock on his guitars. However, way more than often, Brian Corbet spends his time surrounded by flasks and beakers or condensers and tubes. He was born in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, in 1993, and until recently had no idea that…

Lethal Weapon Quadrilogy in 4 sentences (sort of)

By James Field Having recently set myself the task of finding the optimum film for those times when the only neurons you need firing are left splattered around the mise en scene, I spent a full day binge watching all the Lethal Weapons and avoiding thoughts more complex than “Wow, cars in the 80s exploded…

Homesick

Image: Vasco Gargalo de Portugal by Martina Losi David* is a Dutch citizen who was born in Syria in 1986. He has been living in the Netherlands since the age of twelve, when he and his family arrived fleeing from their homeland, even if there was no war at that time. When the civil war…