Without a doubt, food is one of the most important things in our lives. But how much of a relationship do we actually have with our food? How aware are we really of where and how the foods we eat were produced?
[Opinion] Journalism was once described as the Fourth Estate: a watchdog of the elites, informing and protecting the masses. People looked to it for the truth. Today, information is propelled from every direction, medium, and person. Does the power of the Fourth Estate still exist, and if not, how do we reclaim it?
At 37 years old, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem became the first woman in the history of France to hold the office of Education Minister. Her appointment will no doubt have an impact on French politics, but it is by no means the full extent of this socialist's journey and numerous struggles. She talked to us about Erasmus, her beginning in life, the situation in France and a certain generation.
Vintage stock photos combined with bright colours, and compositions that give new perspectives on concepts we wouldn't normally give a second thought. That's one way to describe Eugenia Loli's collages. But Loli holds the view that the search for a specific "style" is "artistic death." cafébabel takes a glimpse into the artist's mind to see how art could be seen in a new light.
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? The question is now on everyone’s lips due to the shocking testimony of a former UÇK (KLA) soldier shaking the country. An anonymous voice resounds within a concert played by larger powers.
Fritz Kalkbrenner has releases his new album Ways over Water two years after his last masterpiece, and presents himself in a similar vein between soul and house. cafébabel met up with the musician in Paris for an interview, and we've come to the conclusion that he's a very normal guy.
Lunzers Maß-Greißlerei, the first packaging-free grocery store in Austria, seduced youngsters on the lookout for healthier and more sustainable ways of consumption, as well as older people who can still remember such shops from their youth.
The Norwegian singer and songwriter who recently moved to Sicily after stops in London and Berlin is all about confusion. His new album Legao as well as his constant musical roadtrip translate this mixity. Trip to Øyland.
[Opinion] Last week, the World Economic Forum released the Global Gender Gap Report. Surprise, surprise: Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark took home top honours for providing the highest degree of gender equality. What is the secret behind their magic recipe for gender equality?
Music is practically born in the streets. Over time, some musical movements even decided to go back to their roots to become the means of expression for several disgruntled generations. We definitely needed a playlist to honour the protests that have shaken up Europe over the past few years.
Facebook and Apple announced plans to offer egg freezing as a part of healthcare benefits for their female employees. This perk may become the norm for the highest levels of the corporate world, as existing policies for motherhood and day care seem not enough. But, is this technology already becoming a part of our everyday lives and do we know much about it? Welcome to the future?
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? A former DGSE agent, Arnaud Danjean, does not ask himself this question. Alleging its lack of importance, he knocks Marty’s report and offers our first real opposition, which ends in velvet-encased butchery...
For the past two years, Belgian photographer Gaël Turine has crossed the region which is located close to the separation wall between India and Bangladesh. The fruit of this photographic work, entitled The wall and the fear, has now become concrete with the exhibition at Botanique in Brussels.
Doesn't every object have a history, a story to which an endless stream of associations is bound? Swedish installation artist Michael Johannsson surely thinks so. His artwork tantalises its viewers to experience a conglomerated fictional reality of associations and memories in a three-dimensional, sculptural form.
Greece was hit hard by austerity measures after the economic crisis in 2008 — even its legendary food market suffered. Belts tightened, Greeks returned to their culinary roots to rediscover the Mediterranean Diet.
One of the best known Greek journalists, Stavros Theodorakis, has tried his hand in politics and founded The River, this season’s breakout party in the Hellenic Republic. Pro-Europeanism and the rejection of traditional party politics are some of the qualities which characterise it, but its supposed rejuvenating message is not immune to its own share of criticism and scepticism.
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