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To create the animations you see above, the design house Moniker created instructions for drawing each frame, then let visitors to Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum draw them themselves. Some frames had strict, specific instructions — “Connect all dots to all dots. Use straight lines.” — others were more ambiguous and open to interpretation. The process creates […]

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Hallo — that’s “hello” in Dutch — from Amsterdam. ANIMAL’s here this week because… weed (and journalism). And yes, for the first time in my life: the High Times Cannabis Cup. Although I’ve visited Holland more times than I can remember, I’ve never been to this annual happening, for several reasons, mainly because I’m not […]

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Last year, dickish conservative politicians in the Netherlands announced their plan to restrict foreigners from the best thing the nation has to offer: high quality cannabis cafes. [An employee who shall remain hyphenated protests that the Van Gogh museum is worth a visit. She has been fired. –Ed.] This would be disastrous for cities like […]

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Holland’s version of Republicans passed the worst law ever and by the end of the year, foreigners will be banned from enjoying the best thing about the country since the 1970s: its cannabis-filled coffee shops. Only citizens of the Netherlands will be permitted to purchase exquisite buds, but now they’ll have to sign up for […]

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Let’s go back to when acid house was fresh, Boy George was fun and nightclubs had budgets for art! New doc One Fire Ignites Another features private reels and insider interviews of Amsterdam’s legendary and notorious RoXY Nightclub. […]

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Concrete Canvas did this interview with FAKE, an Amsterdam-based street artist (and PR manager) who makes it a point to attach a certain popular art prankster’s name, imagery or motifs to illustrate that “not all stencils are a reminder of Banksy.” When asked about the cannabis coffee shop capital of the world’s steet art scene […]

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This is more of an international communique for all tourists heading to Amsterdam, the #2 city after NYC: stop having bad trips! According to a recent report, an increasing amount of young foreign tourists have been munching on the “magic mushrooms” and not handling it very well: Last year an ambulance was called on 128 […]

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