Mapping Out Europe

  • Mapping out Europe: The right is the new mainstream

    By on Oct. 11, 2016

    A new study shows that nearly half of the European population hold populist views. As the rhetoric of the extreme right becomes more and more prevalent in public discourse, where do young people figure in the debate?

  • Map of the Week: Metal Bands in Europe

    By on June 2, 2016

    Ever since Lordi’s Hard Rock Hallelujah, we’ve known that Europe’s upper latitudes have a penchant for excessive guitar shredding and eccentric costume design. But the band is just one of more than 4,400 metal groups currently head banging their way across Finland, making it the European country with the highest heavy metal density.

  • Map of the Week: The European music charts

    By on May 20, 2016

    Eurovision is over for another year, and with it go a whole host of pop hits you’ll never hear again. Don’t panic Europe! You can always turn to whatever is top of the charts in your country. These are titles you’ll hear over and over again, pretty much constantly, until you know them by heart whether you like it or not. So, who’s top of the euro-pops?

  • Map of the Week: Netflix 'aint so chill

    By on April 19, 2016

    Netflix has cracked down on the use of VPNs and other get-arounds to prevent users from viewing content not licensed in their country. As most places outside of the US get a raw deal when it comes to content, we ask which European countries get the best value for money from the service. Who gets the biggest House of Cards and who's left all on their Jessica Jones?

  • Map of the week: Female directors in European cinema

    By on March 16, 2016

    When you think about the glitz and glamour of the cinema you immediately conjure up images of actresses on the red carpet, but how many women do you find behind the camera? The silver screen seems to be yet another victim of the gender disparity across the continent. We looked at the situation in 10 European countries.

  • Map of the week: Too much for a movie? Cinema prices in Europe

    By on Nov. 12, 2015

    Many Spaniards think that going to the cinema is far too expensive, and the recent Fiesta del Cine has only fuelled the debate. At cafébabel we wondered who were the worst offenders across the continent, so we delved into the cinematic experience to discover where to get your cheapest flick. Our map of the week.

  • Map of the week: The Nobel Prize in Europe

    By on Oct. 12, 2015

    The Nobel Prize for Economics, the last to be announced this year, has today been awarded to the work of Professor Angus Deaton of the university of Princeton. Since 1901, Nobel honours have been given to people who have brought "the greatest benefit to mankind". By this definition, which country in Europe has most benefited humanity?