• Sacking lands TV chef in hot water

    14 Apr 2009 by
    As the economy enters the doldrums, bankruptcies increase, factories stand on the brink of collapse and unemployment seems set to soar, this week’s industrial relations headlines were filled with one thing: how rude is a chef allowed to be when sacking a waiter? Full story
  • INIBAP banana biodiversity lab in Leuven

    Antwerp and Leuven are smartest cities

    14 Apr 2009 by
    Antwerp and Leuven are among the 50 cleverest cities in Europe, according to a new book published last week. Antwerp is praised for its fashion, diamonds and port industry, and Leuven for beer and biotechnology. Both cities, like the other 48, “have a very creative population, outstanding entrepreneurs and an attractive reputation,” the book says. Full story
  • Outdoor Exhibition on Flemish Coast

    Art in your swimsuit

    14 Apr 2009 by
    There's stimulation for the mind as well as the body on Flemish beaches this summer, thanks to Beaufort03 contemporary art exhibition. Thirty works are installed from De Panne in the lower west to Knokke-Heist in the upper east, some in sight of the sea, others tucked away in more unusual places. And for those (odd) days when the sun doesn't shine, there's Beaufort Indoors at the Kunstmuseum aan Zee in Ostend. Full story
  • Tour of Flanders

    Tour of Flanders

    7 Apr 2009 by
    This year's Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) was again won by Stijn Devolder, the fourth win for the Belgian Quick Step cycling team in five years and Devolder's second victory in a row.Full story
  • Fashionista


    7 Apr 2009 by
    Do you still think fashion shows are only for the eyes of the rich and famous or fashion journalists? A group of Antwerp students is doing its best to prove you wrong with IncuFashion.Full story
  • Madonna

    Coming to you live

    7 Apr 2009 by
    What do Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and the Eagles have in common? Apart from being major rock stars, they are also appearing on stage in Belgium this year. For this, we have Live Nation to thank. Full story
  • Snakes on a beach

    7 Apr 2009 by Lisa Bradshaw
    Ten years ago, Marnick Croes had to choose between his job and the 200 reptiles living in his home. He went with the reptiles and now runs one of Blankenberge's top tourist attractionsFull story
  • Goya, Redon, Ensor

    Masking the inhuman in us all

    7 Apr 2009 by
    Goya, Redon, Ensor. At first glance, these three renowned painters have very little in common. But when you delve a little deeper into these eclectic oeuvres, you'll notice their mutual fascination and depiction of the grotesque is a remarkable theme that links these three diverse artists and forms the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Antwerp.Full story
  • Charles the Bold

    Lost and found

    7 Apr 2009 by
    Imagine that, for some strange reason, the whole of the Royal Collection of King Albert II had to be moved out of the Royal Palace of Brussels. The vast range of objets d'art, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, furniture, silverware and porcelain is labelled, packaged and loaded into trucks. It heads out of the palace gates…and disappears. Imagine the national anguish and fury at the loss of such irreplaceable treasures. Full story
  • Three friends

    7 Apr 2009 by
    Who needs political enemies when you have political friends. Full story