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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
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.
It's champagne time for the lauded local vinyl fetishists and talent spotters. Listen to their exclusive mix.
Ten things to do during Design September
What to eat, see, buy, visit and listen to during this year's edition of Design September, which opens tomorrow.
Artful pinups and photo shows from the pros
Olivier Cornil in Brussels, One Armed Man, No Age + Private Room at PAK...
20 of the best spaces for emerging art in Belgium today
We round-up 20 of the most exciting spaces for emerging art in Belgium today.
The night we opened our new office space
A few photographs from our new office space opening party. Epic.
A weekend of Catclub, Unicorn porn and James Pants’ squiggly bits
...plus some classy stuff like Evy Raes at St. Peter's Abbey and Japanese art
Deck chairs at DOK & a Knokke pop up shop.
...plus an afternoon soirée with Holy Something, Recorders at BSF and tonnes of arty types hit town
Music: An interview with Frank Shinobi at Microfestival
Meet the tribe of Liégois scenesters who named themselves after a '90s Sega game
Liège’s Microfestival: The pictures
A mini-festival with a big heart, this year's Microfestival sold out without being a sell-out.
Music: An interview with Berlin trio Camera at Microfestival
From busking to the big stage; the evolution of neo-krautrockers Camera.
Music: Interview with Wastelands’ Herlinde and Kasper-Jan Raeman
The Subbacultcha! affiliate turns two this summer and moves to new digs
Belgium’s photography graduates: Lisa Spilliaert
Last but certainly not least, Lisa Spilliaert brings the series to a close...
Backstage at Dour with Recorders
Inside Dour festival's artist village (sort of) with Recorders
Eight of the best rooftops in Belgium
A guide to the elevated eateries, drinkeries and hangouts with the kick-assest panoramas in the country
Music: An interview with Microfestival co-founder JF Jaspers
A summer rock festival, only smaller.
An interview with Concrete Knives at Dour
The thrills, spills and smells of a perpetually up-and-coming French indie rock outfit fresh from the stage...
Eighties, art + Boomtown. This weekend in Belgium
Cinematek goes retro and Brussels' photographers reclaim some space, plus Mario Merz, Stefan Rinck and Robert Suermondt
The rant: The Herbaliser’s Jake and Ollie on “the industry”
Having been "on the scene" for about two decades now, they've got quite a lot of bones to pick...
An interview with Gold Panda at Dour
We get in depth with Peckham boy and electro beatmaker about first albums, first nixers and stupid fucking festivals.
A very exclusive melange of baby makers, juke tunes, UK garage and voodoo by homeboy Fabien Leclercq
On wedding photography – Call for entries
Submissions for our wedding and corporate photography found footage challenge are now open. Here's how to participate.
Music: Interview with Yellow Straps and Le Motel
Three local bedroom beat-makers get deflowered in their very first interview ever.
Belgium’s photography graduates: Heidrun Klos
Fresh from the prestigious art school, she tells us about the challenge of using images for self-expression.
Ghent gets Ten Days Off. This weekend in Belgium
...plus IETS in Knokke, mumblecore, Pierre Lefebvre and graphic arts explored...
Music: Interview with Dour programmer Alex Stevens
He reveals the secrets of festival programming and tells us why he needs to clean his brain with the Pixies...
Music: Interview with 10 Days Off’s Jeroen Delodder
He talks pop star DJs, ones to watch and choosing the lineup for one of the world's most progressive electronic music gigs.
Belgium’s photography graduates: Miles Fischler
School's out. Miles Fischler is first in our series of interviews with recently graduated Belgian photographers.
The Word Magazine at Librairie Candide
The instant camera antics of a few friends of The Word Magazine, as seen at last week's launch at Librairie Candide...
Best of les Belges: festival season’s homegrown must-sees
Here’s our hand-picked selection of native musos to check out during this summer's festival season.
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
Music: The must-see acts of the Belgian festival season 2013
Tonight Rock Werchter marks an explosive start to the festival season. Check out these insider tips on what not to miss.
Lucid, Candide and LOLL. This weekend in Belgium.
The Word Magazine has a bookshop whiskey bash while Bozar welcomes the country's best young painters.
Photography: Eva de Gols
The recent Narafi graduate's eye-catching series on family chaos caught our eye.
The Young Belgian Art Prize 2013: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet
Number two in our series of interviews of nominees for the newly-renamed Young Belgian Art Prize 2013.
The Young Belgian Art Prize 2013: Félicia Atkinson
"I'm used to being judged": the young artist on what it means to be a finalist for Belgium's seminal art prize.
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