Reviewing all 40 Tracks of Eurovision 2022 with a One-Liner
I came up with a mini, mini review for each of the songs performed to share my opinions on the winners and snubs of the event that only Europeans freak out about.
Insane (& Extremely Dangerous) Things You Only See On The Bike Lanes in Amsterdam
A rant on the most insane instances that happened to me while biking in Amsterdam.
I Pay for My Porn: Erika Lust’s Revolution in the Adult Entertainment Industry
Describing herself as an “Indie Adult Filmmaker,” Erika Lust–born Hallqvist–is the creator of three porn websites–XConfessions, Lust Cinema and Else Cinema–and the nonprofit project The Porn Conversation, which provides comprehensive sex education and porn literacy.
Criminally Underrated Contemporary Visual Artists: Volume I
First post of a new series about my favorite contemporary visual artists. Today I’m introducing: Junna Maruyama, Peca, Goto Atsuko, Joyce Lee and Afarin Sajedi.
A Word About Rosalía’s Upcoming Album, MotoMaMi
With the leading single “SAOKO” we have the first tangible proof of the direction Rosalía’s music and style are taking with MotoMaMi, which I can summarize in three words: reggaeton, motorcycles, and long nails.
Album Review Round-Up: AURORA, Silvana Estrada & Mitski
I wanted to talk about three artists from different countries and different music backgrounds that, although seemingly not having anything in common with each other at first glance, have brought their vision to the world with their new releases: I’m talking about AURORA, Silvana Estrada, and Mitski.
De Hallen Blog: OBA & Kinkerstraat
Today, I’m writing from one of the OBA locations here in Amsterdam. For those who don’t know, OBA, or Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, is the biggest public library in Amsterdam, and it’s divided into different venues located all around the city.
Are the Golden Globes Becoming What They Should Have Been Long Ago?
Sober, private, untelevised. If you thought that last year’s Golden Globe Awards were “unconventional,” to say the least, then wait to hear about the 2022 edition.
Favorites of 2021: Top 5 Albums of the Year
To be honest, 2021 was a rather disappointing year for full-length albums. Oftentimes, I found myself liking a few songs here and there but never the project as a whole. This is why, while I usually have around 20 albums on my favorites of the year, this time I decided to downgrade to eight. However,…
Favorites of 2021: Top 50 Songs of the Year
‘Tis the time of year, uh? The time I rant about my favorites of the year, organize them in two tidy lists–Best Albums of 2021 and Best Songs of 2021–and put them out there for the internet to enjoy. First, since I’m still drafting the former, I will start with listing my favorite songs–those that…