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10 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Record store concerts in Brussels, group exhibitions in West-Flanders and a night out with the Dutch in Antwerp.
André Brasseur: from small-town boy wonder to 60s-era hit-making machine
The endearing and eternally enchanted organist, composer and arranger welcomed us to his home just outside Namur to talk memories, inflated egos and that now infamous time his ex-wife’s assistant bought him his first organ.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Yussef Kamaal in Leuven, artist talks in Antwerp and Belgian rap showdowns in Brussels.
20 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Serbian shindigs in Brussels, EP releases in Antwerp and post-industrial house blowouts in Charleroi.
Belgium’s vibrant bicycle initiatives
A roam around Belgium's different bicycle-related initiatives, with profiles from a family-owned manufacturer, an edu-tainment publisher and bike sharing project, to the capital's only bike polo team.
Anderlecht’s vibrant cluster of second-hand car dealers
A stroll through the vibrant cluster of dealerships that could very well be called Little Africa, that sits on the communes of both Anderlecht and Molenbeek, and which today counts more than 150 family-owned garages as well as a tight-knit tribe of related businesses.
Exclusive mix 78: Quirky synths and jarring drums with MU.
An hour-long exclusive by the Antwerp-based visual artist and producer.
Les Disques Lexi founder Catherine Plenevaux’s 17 favourite Belgian releases
A journey into the darkest corners of Belgian pop by the founder of one of the country's most unique record imprints.
Inside artist Tim Onderbeke’s Ghent studio
We talk space, suitability and sunlight with the Ghent-based artist.
Independent director Liv Vaisberg on Antwerp
The Antwerp-based curator and director of Independent reveals her favourite spots for food, travel and fun.
Photographer Joke de Wilde photographs and interviews Mechelen-based, family-owned Circus Ronaldo.
David Hachez on start-up rising star Jean-Philippe Lens
Entrepreneur David Hachez picks Jean Philippe Lens as entrepreneur to keep an eye on.
Start-up specialists on tips to success (cont.)
Technology entrepreneurs share advice to budding entrepreneurs.
Start-up specialists on tips to success
Veteran entrepreneurs offer some valuable advice for today's younger generation of entrepreneurs.
Save the D.A.T.E
In its ever growing quest to cement its reputation as an all-round creative force, the city of Antwerp, is putting on the second edition of D.A.T.E.
Behind closed doors, the unpublished pictures
A few unpublished images of our last edition's fashion story.
Fashion designer Mansour Badjoko wa Lileko on making real clothes
The fresh-faced local designer on ideals, reality and how the fashion industry is racist, sexist and classist.
Elisabeth Ouni lists her top Belgian tracks
Elisabeth Ouni from A Polaroid Story shares a thoughtful and eclectic selection of the Belgian tracks topping her list.
Balls & Glory, a group show of nine emerging Belgian artists
The show's five curators discuss initial intentions, selection process and how they decided on the exhibition's name.
Ibasho’s Martijn and Annemarie on their top Antwerp addresses
Gallery Ibasho founders talk to us about the snazzy Antwerp addresses topping their list for shops, eateries and day trips.
Favourite Belgian releases: Laurent Fintoni
Music and culture writer Laurent Fintoni reveals his five all-time favourite Belgian releases.
Tangram Records selects 10 favourite Belgian releases
The Leuven-based imprint puts its artists to the test and selects 10 iconic Belgian releases.
Photographers Ruben Tomas and Gert Motmans
We get a glimpse of Ruben Tomas' and Gert Motmans' photographic work presented by Alexandra Beirnaerdt in Antwerp this weekend.
Artist Tine Guns
The Ghent-based artist talks to us about her latest body of work.
Faded Weekender’s co-founder Benjamin Beutels
Benjamin Beutels, co-founder of the upcoming Faded Weekender, picks 10 of his favourite Belgian releases.
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem
Photographer Sébastien Van Malleghem (1986) is this year's recipient of the Bozar Nikon-Monography Series Award for his reportage PRISONS.
Record label founder and Brussels-based DJ Aidons Antoine gets behind the decks for the 48th instalment in our exclusive mix series.
The Unknown Reference record label founder reveals 14 of his favourite Belgian releases.
Koen Van Dijck
FM Brussel radio chief Koen Van Dijk reveals 15 of his favourite Belgian releases.
M Museum’s Eva Wittocx on Sarah Morris
Curator Eva Wittocx shares a word with us on British artist Sarah Morris and her work currently on display at Museum M in Leuven.
Sarah Morris at Museum M Leuven
Exhibiting at Museum M Leuven, Sarah Morris explores urban power structures with her abstract, bright and graphic paintings.
Michael Marson on Behind the Blinds
Michael Marson talks to us about his new online fashion and photography platform, Behind the Blinds.
My Nominee: Muller Van Severen
An interview with book designer Sven Beirnaerts, Muller Van Severen's nominee for a rising talent to look out for.
My nominee: Sylvain Willenz
Wrapping up our interview series, Sylvain Willenz gives us his choice for a Belgian emerging design talent.
My three nominees: Jean-François d’Or
François d’Or selects Judicael Cornu, Damien Gernay and Frederique Ficheroulle as the three emerging designers to be recognized.
My three nominees: Xavier Lust
Read the interviews with three talented designers Xavier Lust has his eye one.
My three nominees: Marina Bautier
We interviewed Marina Bautier's selection of up-and-coming designers to keep an eye on.
Best for basketball
Our selection of some of the best basketball courts in Belgium.
Pauline Hatzigeorgiou on Art On Paper
Art on Paper curator Pauline Hatzigeorgiou talks changing directions for the fair's fifth edition, taking place at Bozar.
David Menessier's list is a cure for bad taste and chronic Belgian music ignorance.
Les Disques de Crépuscule revivalist James Nice reveals 10 of his favourite Belgian releases.
21 essential addresses for pots & plants
We do our bit for mother nature and reveal 21 of our favourite addresses for pots and plants in Belgium.
When it comes to Flemish rap, Bas knows what he talks about. He sent us a list of tracks that are perfect to kick some dutch vibes
If I ruled the world: Communication student Fabiana Pacini
Current intern Fabi on marrying Dave Grohl, loving the coco and looking for love.
Wim Lambrecht on Tabula Rasa
LUCA's Wim Lambrecht discussed curating his recent exhibition 'Tabula Rasa,' showing now at Dr. Guislain Museum
Cas-Co, a co-working space for artists
Cas-co's art space and ateliers set a new standard for Leuven's burgeoning art scene.
A night at Art Brussels
We take a midnight march through Art Brussels, enjoying unobstructed views of some of the best contemporary art in the world.
First things first: KZK
We talk to electro-pop pranksters KZK who have just released an album's worth of dance floor hits and piss-take-funny anthems.
If I ruled the world: Electroacoustic student Lou Touchard
Electroacoustic student Lou on metal music, saving bees, freeing the world of Heineken beer and breeding otters in Scandinavia.
Eliza Sys’s Los Angeles
We catch up with an old family member who's now based out in LA capturing its streets.
If I ruled the world: Graphic design student Amina Saadi
We debut a new series giving a voice to the country's student body with KASK graphic design student Amina Saadi.
The Word presents Locals Only on FM Brussel and 22tracks.
We'll soon be starting a weekly radio show as well as curating a monthly streaming playlist and want to get your promos.
Curator talk: Devrim Bayar on Le Musée des Erreurs
WIELS curator Devrim Bayar talks about her latest show, Pierre Leguillon's Le Musée des Erreurs.
Here's Liège queer-punk outfit Cocaine Piss acting all silly with one of our office throwaway cameras.
LDBK head honcho Julien Mourlon reveals his favourite Belgian releases. And they're street-savvy.
Low Committee “Race At Club Neon” came out on Vlek on 1st December and it's so great we asked him for a mix.
He's the first one to play at our after-party this Friday, so we asked him for an exclusive mix.
Next up in our series on iconic Belgian records comes courtesy of Youtube channel Belpop16.
People of Belgium, rise up!
Doing our (little) bit to fight the power, we captured some of last week's national protest with one of our throwaway cameras.
As one of the producers featured in our upcoming edition, we asked Le Motel to record an exclusive mix for us.
Beats in Belgium: video teaser
A small video about Beats in Belgium, a special feature on the country's beat scene set to be published in our upcoming issue.
We kick off a new series this week, asking the country's music tastemakers to reveal their favourite Belgian releases.
Our picks of Belgian beat acts at this year’s summer festivals
We select some of the Belgian beat acts making the rounds at this year's summer festivals.
Yes Philippe, Roland and Sergej, we fucked up
What happened the day we realised we're not as perfect we thought we were...
Order This is Belgium, get It It Anita’s vinyl release
We're giving away copies of It It Anita's Word-produced vinyl release to the first readers who order our book, This is Belgium.
Artist Lisa Lapierre meets The Belgian Six
Artist Lisa Lapierre take a fresh and focused look at the works on show at our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six.
Five exhibitions to see during the Summer of Photography
Five must-see exhibitions from this year's Summer of Photography, which opened yesterday in Brussels.
Exhibition view: The Word presents The Belgian Six at Bozar
A few exhibition views of our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six, that opened in Brussels last night.
10 of Belgium’s best weekend getaways
From Liège and Namur to Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels, we unveil 10 of our favourite quirky Belgian weekend getaways.
Around Belgium in 80 days
Photographer Joke De Wilde, a driving force behind our upcoming book This is Belgium, selects six of her favourite images. In Around Belgium in 80 days.
Marking the upcoming release of our book This is Belgium, we enlist Brussels-based label Vlek for an exclusive mix.
Six of Belgium’s best travel guides
These six books offer perfect introductions and insights into one of the world's last remaining superpowers.
Nosedrip handpicks 11 Belgian tracks for the first in a three-part series of exclusive This is Belgium mixes.
Inside Belgique-Op-Zee, our special edition
A few words and photographs on the special edition we made to mark the release of our book, This is Belgium.
11 iconic new wave tracks from Belgium
Starman Records head honcho Felix Huybrechts compiled a list of 11 of his favourite 80s Belgian new wave tracks for us.
Michaël Borremans at Bozar
Exhibition views of Bozar's hotly-anticipated Michaël Borremans quasi-retropspective, As sweet as it gets.
Best for news in Brussels
10 neighbourhood newsagents and a legendary downtown kiosk that'll cater to all the city's international press needs.
Exclusive mix number 21 comes courtesy of Kasset, founder of independent label DRLR Records.
Six things to do this weekend
Upper-crust erotica in Antwerp, historial reenactment in Ghent and group shows in Brussels.
The Affordable Art Fair’s sixth edition
We dropped in The Affordable Art Fair to see what's cracking at the entry-level end of the market.
New book: Stine Sampers
We talk to photographer Stine Sampers about the release of her book, under the city lies a sea, with Art Paper Editions.
Ten things to do in Belgium this weekend
Our weekly round-up of cultural showstoppers marks its return this week with a 10-strong selection of agenda fillers.
One of our office throwaway cameras goes from stage to living room with Umungus, Liège's latest psychedelic rock export.
Three reasons Belgium stood proud in 2013
Three homegrown projects which did more for Belgium in 2013 than any Stromae radio hit ever could.
What we’re up to in 2014
A group show at Bozar, the release of THIS IS BELGIUM, our next edition and a few other things to keep us all busy in 2014.
Leuven-based Moodprint take the helm for the 20th instalment in our series of exclusive DJ sets.
What you liked, viewed and listened to the most in 2013
The mix you most listened to, the content you Facebook-liked the most and the best Word parties of 2013. Just like that.
The 11 most interesting Belgian electronic music releases of 2013
Eleven of the most noteworthy Belgian electronic music releases of 2013 and three producers to watch in 2014.
15 spaces for photography in Belgium
From Brussels' Contretype to Antwerp's FoMu, we’ve crisscrossed Belgium looking for the best spaces for photography.
More backstage snap-happiness, this time courtesy of Antwerpers Middle Earth All Nighters
The party we threw in Brussels for our new edition
A gospel pop act that literally brought the entire room to its knees and a bunch of guitar-wielding monks. EPIC.
A Third Rate party at BRASS with M.E.A.N + more
...plus slow journalism on Sochi at FoMu, Jan Verbruggen, Suzan Frecon, Eric Baudelaire...
The Word at BRASS, Brussels
Our new edition hits Belgian stores this week with a brand-new, 'Only for Belgium' €10 cover price. Party!
A weekend of Warhol, Wilde Things, MAD and MØ
...don't miss Gold Panda at Botanique and window dressing with Splash, Can and Cock at Komplot
DJ Kong sifted through countless record crates to bring you one hell of a mix, especially but not only for house fans.
Brainbox, Richard Serra and Happy birthday dear Academy
...plus Catclub, Gedi Sibony and Everything and More at Tim Van Laere
A selection of photographs from the San Francisco-based four-tet's final tour.
A weekend of Mykki Blanco, Chvrches and TUFTUFTUFTUF
...plus Freek Wambacq’s Antwerp trailblazing, Etienne Courtois at Island, and Javier Tellez at SMAK.
Pre-order our brand new edition
Pre-order our brand new edition and get a hand-stamped, limited-edition photo book.
15 addresses for vintage design in Belgium
A rolodex of addresses for vintage design in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Liège.
20 of Brussels’ best fountains
Take this as a tease, but we're closing the summer with a list of Brussels' top 20 fountains.
BOZAR’s electro art weekend, Blackout + she-movies
Elles Tournent at Botanique, a pre-retrospective of Walter Swennen at Rodolphe Janssen and nightlife Night Vision in Antwerp.
TempoColor’s food for thought and more STUFF.
...plus Jacky Nickerson's Amerikay, Henri Jacobs' not-so-private notebooks and Kate Newby at La Loge
Ghent-locals STUFF. dish up a "creamy mix of sweet beats and tasty vibes" for our 18th exclusive mix. Yum.
A weekend of Mathématique Moderne, Magnum & Mountain Bike
Under the knife with Orlan and Jean De Groote, Tracey Snelling & Dead Ghosts...
Blackout, Braids and Brussels Art Days
Plus acid house at Kozzmozz, Michael Borremans and billboard art.
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