I don’t see the family as a amalgam of individuals. I see it as a cast in a play. Each family member has his of her role and together – through the respective roles – they tell a story: the family story. 

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Kanye West was samen met Candace Owens te gast bij TMZ – een Amerikaanse nieuwssite die zich vooral concentreert op entertainment en roddel. Hij keerde zich om en sprak rechtstreeks tot de werknemers achter hem. Allemaal ontregelend, uit het lood en ‘anders’. 

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Karl Marx had het juist!‘ De 200-ste geboortedag van Karl Marx blijkt een heuze coming-out voor Marxisten.

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“You are the terrorist of the art world,” Stefan Ruitenbeek tells curator Steven ten Thije in this video. “You are taking power by controlling conversations.”

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Een nieuw programma, ‘MasculinUT’, van de ‘Counselling and Mental Health Centre’ van de Universiteit van Texas (UT) wil “gezonde mannelijkheid” gaan bevorderen via “openbare evenementen, educatieve workshops en andere vormen van betrokkenheid van studenten”. En doet ook handige suggesties. 

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Amsterdam-South, last week. I was waiting for my train in the shade next to a Starbucks. A young woman in her twenties approached me, perhaps she was nineteen. In The Netherlands it’s hard to tell sometimes – women can be tall and sturdy.

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Er is veel meer mogelijk dan we dachten. Zo volgde ik ineens de Amerikaanse rapper en ondernemer Kanye West op Twitter. Candace Owens volgde ik al langer via Youtube, de vrouw waar het afgelopen weekeind allemaal om begon.

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Earlier this week, Dutch state media ‘revealed’ that mosques in the Netherlands are partly financed by oil dollars from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. They tweeted: “That means bringing in a fundamentalist variant of Islam: Salafism. Followers reject democracy.”

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‘Men kan de realiteit negeren, maar men kan niet de gevolgen van de realiteit negeren’. Met dit citaat van de Russische schrijfster Ayn Rand begint de Egyptisch-Duitse politicoloog en schrijver Hamed Abdel-Samad (1972) zijn nieuwste boek ‘Integratie – Een mislukt protocol’, dat volgens hem ‘elke politicus in Duitsland zal lezen – en ik wil dat ze het geweten hebben.

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