Knack is an iconic Flemish weekly that saw the light of day in 1971. Knack mainly covers the political, economic and social course of Belgium and in extension of the world. The articles show in-depth analysis but remain accessible to a wide but interested audience. There is also room for culture, fashion, decoration, architecture, medicine, pedagogy, …, albeit these topics are often delegated to the ‘daughter magazines’, Weekend-Knack and Focus-Knack.
Knack is magazine that highlights the socio-economic and the political in its articles. The content is very accessible but nevertheless very analytical and critical. Thus, the articles are about this is not Martens VI | the drumming around Etienne Davignon | On European wings – an article about airbus and Sabena | A factory full of silent sorrow – about the demise of the steel industry | an article about Nazi gold | an article about how the Dutch view the Flemings | the beatification of Brother Isidore | an interview with Ernest Mandel about the economic crisis | an article about the Lebanese president Amin Gemayel meeting with his Syrian counterpart Assad | an interview with Rauf Denktash the president of the Turkish part of Cyprus | the patron of the peace movement | Heroin in the state shop – on drug control | the pastel-coloured world of Françoise Sagan | beguiling lingerie | there will be no socialism in our country without a strong Christian pillar | Zeebrugge, a parade of dead plans | railway stations are not just for trains | and yet nuclear power is safe. The magazine also had some regular sections on culture, drama, film, youth, novelties in the market, television, sports, gastronomy and mind games.