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Rudi Vervoort on Brussels
Seasoned politician and head of the Brussels Region, Rudi Vervoort reveals his favourite restaurants, record shops and public parks.
Alexis Ryngaert’s Brussels
Design gallery Victor Hunt founder Alexis Ryngaert opens up about his adopted hometown, Brussels.
We join forces with Brussels Ketjep and five of Brussels' most infamous graffiti writers to give our editorial themes saucy makeovers.
Dirk Snauwaert on Stan Douglas
Dirk Snauwaert talks to us about Stan Douglas' monumental exhibition at WIELS.
Best for basketball
Our selection of some of the best basketball courts in Belgium.
5 book publishers not to miss at the WIELS Art Book Fair
Five independent book publishers to visit at this weekend's WIELS Art Book Fair.
Wim Clauwaert on WIELS’ Art Book Fair
We talk to WIELS' Art Book Fair organiser Wim Clauwaert about running the newly expanded and multi-discipline fair.
Musique Chienne’s Brussels
Sarah, aka Musique Chienne, presents her favourite Brussels addresses, from tasty eateries to best for bargain hunts.
Why The Word Magazine is free again
A couple of words on why oh why we're back on the country's streets as a free magazine.
The Word presents “A night at the opera” with La Monnaie
We're organising two exclusive nights at La Monnaie and are taking readers along. Read on to find out how to win.
YBAP nominee Hana Miletic takes one of our throwaway cameras on a tour of Belgium, through Bozar, past Molenbeek and into Ghent.
Young, dynamic and hungry for new addresses, Non Peut Être shares with us a list of their favourite places in Brussels.
Les Disques de Crépuscule revivalist James Nice reveals 10 of his favourite Belgian releases.
Hannelore Van Dijck
To mark her nomination for this year's Young Belgian Art Prize, we take a close look at Hannelore Van Dijck's recent works.
Recto Verso’s Marie Hocepied
Marie Hocepied, founder of Recto Verso, reveals her picks for unwinding and spending quality time with family and friends.
Eighteen year old brusseler. Wulfy Benzo want people to listen to this mix while they are dying. Please, don't.
Why we take FM Brussel’s closure personally
We weigh-in on the debate surrounding the recently-announced closure of local radio station FM Brussel.
Didier Vervaeren on The Belgians at BOZAR
With The Belgians, his recently-opened exhibition at Bozar, Didier Vervaeren lays out the ins and outs of this curatorial project.
Behind the scenes at Un-Scene III
We ask assistant curator Marwann Frikach to capture the set-up phase of Wiels' Un-Scene III, which opened to the public last week.
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.
Thin Consolation x Unknown References
Exclusive mix 39 comes courtesy of Thin Consolation and Unknown References. Its starts soft then slowly starts hitting you. Hard.
Un-Scene III at Wiels
Thirteen talents, Belgian born or based, are exhibited at WIELS's recent and third edition of Un-Scene. Here are the highlights.
We catch up with artist Etienne Courtois a few days after his exhibition opening in Brussels.
Flagey’s Gilles Ledure
Flagey's Gilles Ledure sets up his classic picks of Brussels addresses.
We talked to Grégory Decock to celebrate his 10 years of providing fun on the street-signs of Brussels.
23 record shops in Belgium (Part 1)
We've crisscrossed the country to select its most notable and enjoyable record shops
7 new releases in Belgian underground music
We debut a monthly series on new Belgian releases with Shetahr, Wulfy Benzo, Sagat, DSR Lines, KZK, HRNS and Bright Entity.
Foreseen at Poppositions
Art collective Foressen take to Poppositions with one of our throwaway cameras.
Julie de Drée
We ask Atelier 210's co-curator Julie De Drée for her selection of favourite Belgian releases.
First things first: Bright Entity
Bright Entity, a pop-infused electronic duo, is the first release to come out of Brussels imprint Holger Tracks. And it's dope.
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.
Musique Chienne sent us this blend of sunny pop tunes and we couldn't dream of a better soundtrack to end the week with.
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.
New kids on the block: Bayer & Bayer
There's a new, English-inspired barbershop in town and it's called Bayer & Bayer.
Looking for models with an edge
We're starting a new series of fashion editorials and are looking for girls. And not just any girl. Read on...
Best for child play
We’ve criss-crossed the country to reveal the best playgrounds that Belgium has to offer.
New kids on the block: Le Colonel
Newly opened restaurant Le Colonel may just become an institution for the city's meat lovers.
Brussels based outfit Different Fountains concocts a sweet and sour savoury mix for us.
First things first: Yokai (with free download)
We interview Brussels-based psychedelic afro-funksters Yokai about their killer four-track debut EP.
Every single little Brussels-inspired object you gave us
We archived each and every of the Brussels-inspired memorabilia you donated to our Time Capsule project.
WIELS senior curator Zoë Gray
We ask recently appointed Wiels's senior curator Zoë Gray about her favourite places in Brussels.
Exclusive mix 34 comes courtesy of Brussels-based, DRLR-affiliate samuelspaniel.
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.
New kids on the block: Record store Escalade
We paid a visit to Brussels' newest record store Escalade to find out what they had in their crates.
KASK graduate photographer Pauline Miko
With her first Brussels solo show opening tomorrow, young Belgian photographer Pauline Miko talks memory, medium and mentors.
Best for live music, Part 1
Belgium is known as a haven for bands and their touring ambition. And these are the places they want to play at.
New Kids on the Block: Olivier Biltereyst & Laurent Bouchat
There's a new 20th century design and art book store that's just opened in the Brussels neighbourhood of Uccle.
Liyo's about to launch her own party in Brussels, and she recorded an exclusive mix as an invitation to you all.
Looking for interns
We're looking for students to join our Brussels office and its many different internship possibilities. Read on and get in touch.
On bpost Vs. indie record labels
Vlek co-founder Julien Fournier lets loose on the Belgian post's steep charges.
Gilbert Fastenaekens at Botanique
We preview veteran Brussels-based photographer Gilbert Fastenaekens' retrospective at Botanique.
Veteran digger and record collector DJ Sofa delivers a world music-infused exclusive mix.
Brussels Biker Boys outtake #1: People
These are the people, the human faces, behind one of Brussels' most notorious biker squads.
The pulse of a city: 25 visual tributes to Brussels
Art institutions, online radio, graphic design studio, independent magazine: this is how Creative Belgium sees Brussels.
We the people: Eric Corijn on Brussels
A discussion about Brussels we had with the respected cultural philosopher and social scientist Eric Corijn.
This is (our) Brussels
To mark the release of The Brussels Special, we take a trip down memory lane to pull-up some of our favourite Brussels features.
Where to buy our new edition in Belgium
A complete run-down of some of the book shops, concept stores, museums and newsagents that stock our new edition.
Area codes: Damien and Bénédicte’s Brussels
Award-winning restaurant Bouchéry's owners Damien and Bénédicte reveal their Brussels.
The Brussels Special – Party pictures
Photographs from the night we had to mark the release of our new issue, The Brussels Special.
LDBK head honcho Julien Mourlon reveals his favourite Belgian releases. And they're street-savvy.
On-Point teams up with Brussels Philharmonic
We talk to On-Point Records about its recent partnering up with Brussels Philharmonic as the Belgium Trombone Quartet.
He's the first one to play at our after-party this Friday, so we asked him for an exclusive mix.
To mark our Brussels Special hitting stores, we're having a party right across the road from the King's Palace. No kidding.
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.
Area codes: Virginie Devillez’ Brussels
Curator and Middlemarch co-founder Virginie Devillez reveals her favourite neighbourhood spots.
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.
Announcing our Brussels special
With just under two weeks before going to print, pre-orders for our next edition are now open
How to get your voice heard in our next edition
We've kept three pages open in our next issue for readers to get their work published alongside the country's leading creatives.
Area codes: Claire Silva Moreira’s Brussels
Part two of our neighbourhood watch series with Brussels-based online vintage design retailer Claire Silva Moreira.
Area codes: Marina Bautier’s Brussels
We kick off the new season with a tour of some of Brussels-based designer Marina Bautier's favourite local digs.
Best friends forever at Bozar
Pictures of a dinner we hosted to mark the opening of our exhibition, The Word presents The Belgian Six.
Yes Philippe, Roland and Sergej, we fucked up
What happened the day we realised we're not as perfect we thought we were...
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.
Where to get This is Belgium in Brussels
Some of the fantastic Brussels bookshops that stock This is Belgium, our book documenting the country's creative coming-of-age.
Curator talk: Devrim Bayar and Robert Heinecken
We talk starting points and focus with Devrim Bayar, curator of Wiels' recently opened exhibition on Robert Heinecken.
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.
15 facts and figures about This is Belgium
We handpick 15 facts and figures about our book This is Belgium.
Exhibition preview: Robert Heinecken at Wiels
A selection of some of the works on view at the Robert Heinecken exhibition which opens this Thursday at Wiels.
The night we celebrated Belgium
A few photographs from the official book launch we held in Brussels to mark the release of This is Belgium.
Inside This is Belgium
Word-potographer Miles Fischler plays around with This is Belgium's ubiquitous red rectangle.
Converse collaborates with Belgian street artists
A few images of Converse's recent collaborations with Belgium's most prolific street artists.
Six of Belgium’s best travel guides
These six books offer perfect introductions and insights into one of the world's last remaining superpowers.
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.
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.
Ten things to do this weekend
Concerts in Kortrijk, group shows in Antwerp, vinyls markets in Brussels, drawings in Liège and artists teaming up in Brugge.
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.
Our best Instax moments of 2013
The best Word moments of 2013 captured with the office Instax.
Three reasons Belgium stood proud in 2013
Three homegrown projects which did more for Belgium in 2013 than any Stromae radio hit ever could.
15 spaces for photography in Belgium
From Brussels' Contretype to Antwerp's FoMu, we’ve crisscrossed Belgium looking for the best spaces for photography.
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.
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
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