Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

ACQTaste & Put A Egg On It

We have Put A Egg On It back in the shop, printed on green paper this magazine from New York is about food, cooking, art and eating together with friends. 
Issue #5 has recipes for ramen noodles, black bean chicken soup and a chicken curry. There's an article on what people collect in their kitchen, like a guy named Otter who has a huge hot sauce collection. 

A new culinary title in the shop is ACQTaste ('aquired taste'), which also has recipes (beef tongue with scallions and lemon sauce) but focusses more on the people who run restaurants.
Dave Mitton tells his story about how he worked himself up in Toronto in the cocktail business, became a specialist and how he created his own bar. 
Koren Grieveson tells about her two restaurants Blackbird and Avec in Chicago and how she maintains the atmosphere there, the menu, the clientele and the special bond she has with her colleagues. Sasha and Jarek have a gig in their house in Ithaca, upstate New York and show how they cook for the audience.
ACQTaste is an inspiring mag for people who love food and the people behind restaurants.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Popshot - The Power Issue

Popshot combines the best new poetry with illustration. In this new Power Issue,  Claire Askew considers hate to be more powerful than love in her "Hate Sonnet": My hate is drunk / in love with you: it longs to slide on blood- / red calfskin gloves.
Some of the most powerful people were once completely powerless in Jonathan Swallow's poem "The Baby Dictator": You lie there, all fudge fat and circular, / built of soft skinned rolls, / a chubby cheeked cherub, / peach blossom for the soul. 
Also, Alex Ramseyer- Bache gets interviewed about his film debut "We Are Poets".

Friday, April 20, 2012

nieuwscentrum has a temporary shop in arnhem!

we are having a ball at the facing pages magazine festival in arnhem, they have build us a nice store
and we brought heaps of independent magazines! still open saturday and sunday

Facing Pages - This weekend in Arnhem!

 See us at the best independent magazine festival this weekend in Arhem!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Rolling Stone had Whitney Houston on the cover last week and there's a whole LIFE special about her this month, she's everywhere. The amazingly great TOILETPAPER MAGAZINE just put a coke sniffing beaver on the cover of the new issue #5 that has just arrived in the shop. 
It's another great one this # 5 of the magazine created by visual artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrar. Beautiful, funny, crazy, shocking, inspiring, disgusting, lovely, absurd, hilarious photo's and no text.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Facing Pages almost...!

To celebrate the great Facing Pages Festival coming weekend, see the link with info on the right, we spruced our shop window for them. And for ourselves of course, for we will run the shop..... with a broad selection of independent magazines. Most welcome all of you!

I ♥ Fake #2 !

There's a new fat second issue of I Fake in the shop! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

four days to go!



Saturday, April 14, 2012

Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

This is a great book about Will Oldham, the singer-songwriter that made dozens of beautiful records under a couple of different names: Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. 
His long-time friend Alan Licht compiled these conversations with Mr. Oldham, he talks about his writing, his collaborations with Björk and Johnny Cash and the stories he tells in his songs. It's an absolute must-have for for fans of Will Oldham but it's also a great read when you love music and the people behind it. 
Included in the book is a complete and extended discography.

Will Oldham is also featured in and on the cover of the #2 Autumn / Winter issue of The Travel Almanac. He talks about his travels and there are some great pictures from his personal collection in there. We are waiting for the new issue, but we still have a few copies of #2 Winter / Summer left in stock.

Boekennacht bij het Nieuwscentrum

Great night yesterday at boekennacht presenting the live magazine PEPPY MILLER

Thursday, April 12, 2012

interview with The Ride Journal !

The Ride Journal is a brilliant magazine from the UK about cycling and illustration. Issue #6 just came out. We asked editor Philip Diprose some questions.

What inspired you to make The Ride Journal?

We were inspired to start The Ride Journal by a number of reasons. The main one being that we saw a gap in the market. The gap was to provide something we wanted to read. Increasingly we were growing tired of the format of bike magazines. Each year it would be the same run of bike reviews, race reports, route guides. All good subjects for people getting into cycling but you get tired of them after a while. We were more interested in riders, and the stories they had to tell. The passion, the suffering, the emotion, the small details that make people and cycling interesting. 

We also didn't understand why other magazines pigeon holed the different cycling styles. It seemed that if you rode a mountain bike you must hate road cyclists, or that if you rode a BMX you wouldn't be interested in hearing about people riding across far away places. We thought this was crazy. Having been riding for many years we have a love for all bikes. I may not be able to break away from the peloton in the last km of a 200 km race, or launch fearlessly off of a set of dirt jumps but I can imagine the feeling and love to read about it.

In the shop we stock The Ride Journal in our bike section, but it also seems to be a literary magazine and an illustration magazine. How do you classify The Ride?

It may sound like a lazy answer but we didn't want to classify the magazine. We don't see why good design, good writing and cycling can't live together in the same magazine. It's the same with the different styles of riding. We want the magazine to be a melting pot of everything that has passion, creativity and personality. 

How do you find the people that draw and write for the magazine?

We have been very lucky in that a lot of writers and illustrators have come to us. There are so many strange and fascinating stories that are linked with the world of cycling. 
We also think about who and what else we would like to feature in the magazine. It's a combination of people who have come to us, recommendations from other riders and people who we have actively approached for the journal. 

With which magazine do you affiliate The Ride Journal?

When we started the Ride Journal the biggest influence was probably Surfers Path. They had the attitude and philosophy that we wanted to bring to cycling. It was a magazine that spoke of so much more than just surfing, it was the lifestyle and world that people build around it. 

Now though there are a number of magazines that I feel affinity towards. They are magazines where people have decided they want to do something different. Where people have wanted to put in their hard work, free time and love into making something for people to enjoy. People may have claimed that the internet was going to kill print but I think The Ride Journal, and a lot of other independent magazines have proved them wrong. All it takes is a different approach and a different set of goals. We want the journal to be something people cherish, read, collect and save. Not something that is read once and discarded. This is the same approach that can be seen in the new wave of independent magazines and these are people who are friends of The Ride Journal. 

What is your best experience with your bike?

This is a hard question to answer. So many years of riding and so many great times. The easiest ones to chose are the big rides. Last year we rode from London to Paris in under 24hrs, hammering down the Champs Elysees after all that riding was emotional to say the least. Swooping along the perfect singletrack in Fruita, Colorado. The warmth of the spring sun warming the arms as we rode some of the best trails in the US.

But the factor that links all of my favourite experiences is riding with friends, and usually my best friend, my brother (the art director of the Ride Journal). Riding with friends is always a good thing. Sharing the pain of the climb, the speed of the descent, and the relief at having made it down a steepy rocky trail. 

We'll be bringing a pile of The Ride Journal to Facing Pages, the independent magazine festival in Arnhem. The Ride Journal is featured in the exhibition. Have a look at the festival's site and see us there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


WE'AR DIFFERENT the cover proves this is so true. WAD magazine's latest RIOT issue sneaks all the way from Paris through the world of urban, fashion & culture. And if you dare to have a look inside, notice the creative input of Amsterdam based fashion director Jean Paul Paula.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Maxim Büchi, maker of Novembre and Sang Bleu

Check out this video with Maxim Büchi, the maker of Novembre and Sang Bleu!

Order Novembre HERE

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Wire, NME, Clash, Subbacultcha!, Uncut and Johnny Ramone's autobiography.

NME has a serious question this week: is Sonic Youth the most influential band ever? It's been 30 years since their debut EP and the last tour is over, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon are divorced and there seems to be no future for the band that influenced Kurt Cobain. NME investigates the past and looks at the future of the four idividual band members.
Also interviews with Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast, live reviews on Blouse and Paul Weller. Reviews for Graham Coxon's new record, The Futureheads and Willis Earl Beal.

The Wire comes with Tapper 28, a free CD with 20 tracks by artists such as Baconhead, Tonesucker and Waves on Canvas. Next to that adventurous CD there are some good interviews inside with Sun Araw and Charles Gayle. And of course lots and lots of record reviews. Order Now

Clash Magazine asks Shirley Manson from Garbage how she would spend her last day. Then there's a  nice interview with Sleigh Bells on the making of their second album. And as usual Clash magazine tips the hippest and coolest bands around. Order Now

Subbacultcha! has an "uncomfortable" interview with Xiu Xiu's Jamie Steward about his new record.
Also in this issue Teen Daze, contemporary American poetry, a review on Lanthimos' new movie Alps and the usual reviews and concerts lists. The best independent music magazine comes from Amsterdam and is available for free here at our shop!

More music: Uncut has a free CD with Jack White from the White Stripes covering his favourite songs, there's an Uncut collectors special about R.E.M., and we have Johnny Ramone's autobiography Commando in stock that just came out this month (order now).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Het trendsettende tijdschrift MONOCLE heeft een belgisch broertje; THE GOOD LIFE !
Dit soort hybride tijdschriften verovert de markt, koken , shoppen, het mixen van nieuws en lifestyle, auto's en duurzaamheid. Een hip tijdschrift voor avontuurlijke lezers.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Do you need some Toiletpaper?

Toiletpaper is a magazine created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.
It contains only photo's. Weird, absurd, beautiful and super funny. 
We have #4 in stock and are waiting for #5.
Have a look below.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Boekennacht 2012

On the 13th of April we'll have the 4th edition of the Amsterdamse Boekennacht. In bookshops, on the book market, on an outdoor stage and in cafe's literature and books will be celebrated with performances, meetings, lectures and much more. Here at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum we'll have the first edition of our 'live' magazine: Peppy Miller.
Have a look at this cute film made by Anneke.

Pirates and Kaurismäki in Little White Lies

Litte White Lies has a special about the new Aardman Animations movie Pirates! According to LWL, Aardman Animations is "the single most important voice in British animation today". There's an extended review on Pirates!, an interview with director Peter Lord and an article on the beginning of Aardman.
Also in this issue interviews with The Dardenne Brothers about their new film The Kid With a Bike and Paolo Sorrentino who worked with Sean Penn and David Byrne for his new movie This Must Be The Place.
Then there is a very funny interview with Aki Kaurismäki about his gorgeous movie Le Havre.
He talks about Jim Jarmusch, the year 2007 when you could still smoke everywhere and digital cinema, a "dead" medium to Kaurismäki. "It's not based on light. For me, cinema is based on light. If there's no light, there's no cinema".


One of the best scenes from Le Havre :