Category Archives: weird

Where Are We Now?

They say that only the good die young, whereas the bad always seem to live forever. I guess this rule also applies to David Bowie, an unequivocal musical genius whose passing at the age of 69 on the 10th of … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at Tim Burton’s “Long Lost” Hansel & Gretel

Back in the early ’80s, Tim Burton directed a short adaptation of Hansel and Gretel for The Disney Channel. It was considered so weird and disturbing that it aired only once; late on Halloween night in 1983, or so the … Continue reading

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Snapshots From the 44th Edition of IFFR

I made it to the final night of International Film Festival Rotterdam (AKA “#IFFR” on Twitter) over the weekend. Wikipedia tells me that the fest is “approximately comparable in size to other major European festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, … Continue reading

Posted in Holland, movies, weird

A Most Unusual Art Gallery

Last month, I came across this strange art gallery at RAI Station in Amsterdam. It was housed in an old booth once used as a small convenience store. A quick Google search tells me that it’s owned and operated by … Continue reading

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15 Snapshots From Rollende Keukens 2013

This past weekend marked Rollende Keukens (“Rolling Kitchens”), one of the most popular annual festivals in Amsterdam. In fact, it’s become so popular that the place was jam-packed on Thursday night. I’m talking “Walmart on Black Friday at Midnight” packed. … Continue reading

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Mutant Minnie Mouses, Strange Clowns and Songs About Blood – Eels @ the Paradiso, April 1st, 2013

What defines a great rock show? For me, it’s not so much the music as it is the enthusiasm and passion of the band on stage. I’ve seen some shows that have been brilliant, on the musical level, but completely … Continue reading

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BioShock Meets Alice in Wonderland

“BioShock Meets Alice in Wonderland” = the best analogy I can think of to describe the incredibly weird exhibit that invaded Leiden’s Lakenhal Museum a few months ago. Titled Pearls in the Arts, it integrates the museum’s existing galleries with … Continue reading

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