An unusual Christmas concert at Rostock’s Heiligen-Geist-Kirche by MixTape, Soncett & Die Blowboys.

Concert review: An unusual Christmas concert by MixTape, Soncett & Die Blowboys. One could easily get carried away by the sheer number of concerts going on in the pre-Christmas period. Especially in Rostock, the town that arguably represents the cultural hub of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, each Advent weekend sees numerous concerts throughout the city’s churches and […]

Not what you would expect: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

After finishing a book from Stephen King’s oeuvre, which almost always offer all too supernatural, too unbelievable endings, you might spend a night or two having nightmares. But remember that Pennywise, the Overlook Hotel and the pet cemetery are only King’s scary inventions which are intended to scare the hell out of us. In contrast, […]

Sports/No Sports, Or Rather: We Just Couldn’t Decide

People whose interest in art extends to an interest in fashion might be entertaining the thought of visiting Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) to see their exhibition “Sports/No Sports”, Germany’s first exhibition on the interplay of sports and fashion. The MKG presents a collection that shows the development of sports attire, the adoption […]

Review: Hill Climb Racing 2

Toni Fingeroos is the founder of the company Fingersoft. Ever since he was a kid, he’s been creating his own video games. He produced his first one when he was only ten. Today Fingersoft is one of the fastest growing startups in Finland. It has a couple of dozen employees. Having fun is very important […]

Independence Day: Resurgence: A real disaster movie

They had twenty years to prepare and what did they create? Another movie apocalypse directed by Roland Emmerich, and a ludicrous attempt to make a sequel of his 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day. It feels like a copy of the formulaic blockbuster movies we have watched a billion times before. Emmerich was not able to […]

Accepting Simplicity: Paterson film review

The thing with independent and alternative films is that you cannot really apply the rules of the classical Hollywood narration. In “Paterson”, the new movie of American cult director Jim Jarmusch (“Broken Flowers”, “Only Lovers Left Alive”), this was what I had to remind myself of several times. Once I accepted the fact that there […]