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Ennis Cehic

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

May 2022  By: ENNIS ĆEHIĆ Amsterdam, May 25th 2022–Though it seemed to be impossible, even miraculous, it really, really happened. Jim, 25, from Brooklyn, a ‘creatively ambitious’ and ‘peer-oriented’ fashion buyer was standing in front of the mirror in his bedroom when he noticed something abnormal happening on the chest pocket of his new T-shirt. The…
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Mimosa Route France

France’s 130km Mimosa Route

As the snow-capped peaks of the Maritime Alps faded into the distance behind me, I followed my guide Maddy Polomeni further along a corridor of golden mimosa blossoms as we hiked towards an abandoned quarry in the Massif de l’Esterel mountain range. Although it was the latter end of the flowering season, there was still an…
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Eagles Hotel California

Eagles perform “Hotel California”

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hairWarm smell of colitas, rising up through the airUp ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering lightMy head grew heavy and my sight grew dimI had to stop for the nightThere she stood in the doorway;I heard the mission bellAnd I was thinking to myself,‘This could…
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Anthony Best Moments 2022
Starlings in the skies about the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument in Rome.

Gazing at the ‘Black Sun’: The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations

Photographs and Text by Søren Solkær Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.” It was a late February evening in 2020, and I was standing in the marshlands of Friesland, a northern province…
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Boekensalon

Online Book Salon Slavery in the East and the West

On Thursday, March 24, Karwan Fatah-Black, associate professor of colonial history, Alicia Schrikker, associate professor of general history, and Carl Haarnack, founder of Buku – Bibliotheca Surinamica, will be guests in the online book salon of University Libraries Leiden (UBL). Chief Curator Garrelt Verhoeven will talk to them about the books ‘Slavernij en beschaving Kleine…
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Stan Laurel laughing

Stan Laurel infectious laughing!

This clip is from a comedy short called “Blotto” (1930) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film survives only in a censored 1937 re-release print which has had Pre-Code sequences removed (about one reel of material was cut) and a new music track added. Although the original 1930 version is…
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Low Back Pain

Lower Back Pain and Even More Pain

And the true / real relief ? antonfoek.com Amsterdam, 8 march 2022–For more than a decade, a friend of mine had a near-constant throbbing in a small muscle deep in the butt. He tried treating it with physical therapy, ultrasound and Botox injections. At one point, he even considered surgery to cut the muscle in…
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Albert Camus Struggle

Algerian Chronicles 

The struggle of Albert Camus Niek Pas / antonfoek.com Amsterdam, March 7, 2022– In the lockdown of 2020, many people reached for The Plague. This classic from the oeuvre of Albert Camus (1913-1960), about a plague outbreak in Oran, is at the same time a poignant questioning of solidarity.  They also apply to the recently published…
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Dancing Paradise Derwish

Paradise Bird Dancing Like a Dervish

Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open your eyes to the connections we all share. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Watch Our Planet on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/in/title/8004…