Culture

The hunt for sound

In Culture ,
Written by Wednesday, 21 December 2005 00:00
Maastricht contribution to Battle of the Universities It is distinctly quiet in the corridor outside her office. From time to time the windows tremble in their grooves, when two floors down someone uses the main entrance. Otherwise you only hear the voice of Prof. Dr. Karin Bijsterveld, who is making…

The gothic novel and hidden conflict

In Culture ,
Written by Tuesday, 19 July 2005 00:00
Agnes Andeweg relates literature to society Since the 11th of September and the murders on the maverick politician Pim Fortuyn and the film maker Theo Van Gogh, the Netherlands has embarked on a quest to redefine its identity. The Dutch ask themselves whether they are as modern and enlightened as…
Alternative medicine, quackery and the right to treat Homeopathy, acupuncture, faith healing: is it quackery or alternative medicine? Should the patient be protected against it or should the citizen be free to make his own choice between alternative or regular medicine? A dilemma that is a regular topic of public…

Light poetry with a melancholic undertone

In Culture ,
Written by Thursday, 09 September 2004 00:00
Biography on the paradoxical Limburg poet Pierre Kemp He lived in Maastricht practically all his life. And in those years hardly anything spectacular happened to change the daily routine. Always dressed soberly in black he spent most of his days writing figures in notebooks with squared paper. A civil servant,…

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