Dutch Election Night: Unfolding the Ballots

By Marijn Thijs At 21.00, the large grey wheelie bin serving as a voting box was ceremonially sealed in Sporthal Selwerd in the north of Groningen, only to be unlocked and upended a minute later, an avalanche of papers spreading out in the middle of the gym hall. Scenes like these could be seen all…

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…