Gorgeous Minimalist Art That Strips Science Fiction Down to its Essence

The Musée des Arts Contemporains (MAC) in Belgium is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a special science fiction-themed art exhibition called "SF: Art, Science et Fiction." It brings together the work of a number of artists, to explore the links between science fiction and the arts. The artworks include modern art… » 12/06/12 3:27pm 12/06/12 3:27pm

How American delicacy turned Belgium into a dirty word

Because all the Americans I know tend to think that we're in a progressive, modern country, it sometimes surprises us to learn that other nations consider us big ol' prudes. And it's not just France! Our delicate sensibilities have been catered to by the English in a maneuver that gave us one of the better dirty words… » 8/04/12 10:00am 8/04/12 10:00am

Tour the graffiti-covered ruins of Belgium's dangerous amusement park

In the 1950s, Gaston Deweer, a priest in Dadizele, Belgium, helped open up Dadipark, an amusement park meant to serve children of pilgrims to the Basilica of Our Lady of Dadizele. After complaints about the park's safety and a tragic accident, the park closed down for good in 2002. Now it's a graveyard for discarded… » 4/21/12 3:00pm 4/21/12 3:00pm

The Surreal Graffiti Left Behind in an Abandoned Village

In the 1990s, the government of Belgium ordered everybody to abandon the small, historic village of Doel to make room for the port of Antwerp. Most residents left unwillingly, and in their wake came a wave of squatters and artists who turned the town into a strange, haunting art installation. Over at Weird Fiction… » 4/18/12 5:14pm 4/18/12 5:14pm

This fantasy-themed bed and breakfast lets you sleep inside a Trojan…

If you'd like to sleep inside a fairy tale (and not the parts where you're being eaten by wolves or danced to death by enchanted shoes), you might want to pay a visit to La Balade des Gnomes, a quiet bed and breakfast where you can live out your fairy tale dreams, including one inside the belly of a wooden bull. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am