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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ghent-locals STUFF. dish up a "creamy mix of sweet beats and tasty vibes" for our 18th exclusive mix. Yum.
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
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.
DJ Walrus offers up a bangin' brew to get us in the mood for tomorrow's do.
Here's what's soundtracking The Word's sojourn in the capital of cool capitals.
Area codes: Dieter Van Den Storm’s Brussels North district
Change to this gritty cityscape is a long time coming...Brussels' north inner city gets a once-over.
Lo-fi fuzz and frolics. This weekend in Belgium.
Idiot Glee and Krystal Klear come to town, Ghent goes runway and Taschen have a jumble sale.
The Sound of Bristol vs Belgium
Bristol Archive Records chronicle Bristol's sound from its post-punk roots to today. Perhaps it's Belgium's turn to do the same.
Area codes: Coffeeklatch’s Magali and Bart on Antwerp North
The prolific profilers talk gentrification and architectural gems in this crash course on their north city 'hood.
Thurston’s new Trix and Miaux. This weekend in Belgium.
A roundup of the weekend's most deserving diversions, including a Greens gig, John Webster Johns, Air Liquide, SIC and more
Raves, runways and a scorcher heat-wave. This weekend in Belgium
...school's officially out for La Cambre's future luminaries, plus Trago, Preis and Theys hit town.
The Word Magazine All*Stars: Max and Randa
Shoes say more about you than any of the rest of your wardrobe picks. And sneakers say even more.
The Word Magazine in Antwerp – The photographs
One of the best parties we ever hosted, hands down.
Antwerp got dirty
As part of its on-going bid to get sneaker heads the world over to get down and dirty, Converse threw a concert in Antwerp.
DJ Athome of Pneu Records and Palais Chalet fame whips up an especially-dedicated concoction of experimental numbers...
Another show about promotion and advertising material
Austrian-born graphic designer Stefan Seigmeister is at le Grand Hornu for a discourse on his commercial ventures..
The Word Magazine All*Stars: Damien and Olivier
“They really are my gig and festival sneakers. They could write a book”
Komplot, rooftops, Parr and prodigies. This weekend in Belgium.
The sun will be out for The Word's Antwerp BBQ (promise!) while Brussels basks in the warmth of a Martin Parr retro.
Fear, loathing and funk. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Hester Scheurwater's saucy selfies, John Roberts woos Mr. Wong and Raime and Gary Wilson go to Ghent...
The second best edition: The video
Our latest issue, the second best edition, explained in a 49'' edit.
Glory holes, GLBT benefit parties and water closet art.
Ten things to do over the weekend, from the release party of our latest edition tonight to Catclub and Friends tomorrow night.
Opening tonight: Parallax Scrolling group show
A group show presenting the works of six upstart Brussels-based artists.
Homage to Haneke and Les Nuits sounds off. This weekend in Belgium.
… plus Charleroi's Janssen show, Death Grips Kortrijk and a weird and wired weekend in Aalst
Woodkid at Botanique and Braeckman at Bozar. This weekend in Belgium.
Koen Theys, Peter Peri and printed words at Be-Part, plus an orchestral outing at Les Nuits...
The best of Antwerp’s future sound
Bart Sibiel chronicles a stream of solid Belgian beats, attracting attention one new sound at a time.
Record barters and garden parties. This weekend in Belgium
… check out Off The Record, BSFF and Oh My Garden, plus Mitch Epstein, Vivian Maier and Le Corbusier.
The big bang of satellite fairs
Some call them parasites, others an affordable alternative. Whatever way you look at them, their number has mushroomed in the past decade
Consummate Brussels collector Dimitri Jeurissen talks Art Brussels
"Look at the art and not at the market. And build real relationships with the artists..."
10 things to do during Art Brussels
An artful selection of activities that includes everything from off-fairs to parties and openings.
The second best edition Brussels release: the polaroids
A few instant classics from the Brussels release party.
An interview with Poppositions founder Liv Vaisberg
"We don’t just want to be the kind of off-fair that shows the artists who got rejected by the official one..."
Newly-installed Art Brussels director Katerina Gregos’ fresh start
After 15 years, Brussels' seminal contemporary art fair gets a new director.
APE founder Jurgen Maelfeyt on The Molem Collective
A limited-run record, a sneaker fiend talking about his obsession and classic hip hop productions. Comes pretty close to nirvana.
The second best edition release party: Brussels
We came, we saw, we launched a top class, prime rib, first rate piece of publishing genius. Here's the evidence.
First glance at The second best. This weekend in Belgium.
...plus two gatherings for graphic design and graffiti junkies while Antony Gormley sculpts up a storm...
The Throwaway project: The second best edition preview
The second best edition is out on Friday. An exclusive preview...
Catclub catcalls and a date with Daughter. This weekend in Belgium.
Indie-folk at Botanique and a first-of-Spring from Catclub, plus Hans-Peter Feldmann's conceptual creations.
The second best edition at Recyclart
Our second best edition comes out in few days and we're celebrating with a release party at Recyclart on Friday 12 April.
Preview: an interview with Belgian photographer Julie Calbert
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the revamped Word magazine is almost here. A tantalising teaser of what's in store...
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