Here’s a photo from the opening of the Barcelona Forum’s big youth jamboree:
Yep, lots of flags and statist rhetoric (hello, nineteenth century!), so, with the local dealers having jetted off to Athens yesterday, it’s good to have Enschede aan Zee to get us through the summer.
EaZ went through a distinctly uneazy patch a while back when it contained too much of the kind of stuff that makes the news, but it has now returned to providing exactly what was needed in the fossilised Dutch media scene: a genuinely provincial focus, with nary a waving flag in sight. For example, wonders EaZ, if you take one of the mobile AIDS tests that are being promised for clubbers and it turns out positive, is it still worth having your ecstasy tested?
- Those velociphilic Spanish
Richard Williams in the Guardian re a carelessly parked car in London: Unimaginable in France, Italy or Spain, where bikes and bike
- Reisje langs het Rutbeek
Enschede a/ zee heeft een reisbedrijf ontdekt, Kasbah.com, dat strandvakanties in Enschede verkoopt. De wateroverlast was behoorlijk toen de gletsjers zo’n
- Efficient use of PR budget
André Hazes, the notable (but not notably abstemious–he famously lit up in the no-smoking cinema in which his life-film was being
- Iberian debut of a classic paranoiac Dutch neither-nor motif?
You do something bad, I’ll do something ugly.
- Germanic monkey puzzles
Some of the recent obituaries of super-poet Willem Wilmink (1936-2003) managed to avoid mentioning his writings in Twents, despite the fact