In the recent period I've seen a number of films about the history and legacy of Nazism, most of them German and current, and I read about a new book on two legends of German cinema. The juxtaposition of these events in time seemed coincidental. Or was it?
The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.
"I do believe in magic. The magic that happens when I am pointing a camera at life and freeze a few hundredths of a second into an image. Afterwards that image turns into this thing that communicates what I think and feel about the world."
The local Tango community has organized to provide emergency shelters for those in need. This is a particularly colorful example of how residents of the German capital have taken it upon themselves to welcome the tens of thousands arriving into the city.
Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.
Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.
Back in the day it was considered a kind of vandalism that made cities dirtier and belittled their prestige, but today graffiti is capturing the global attention of travelers, artists and art critics and fueling a new kind of tourism.
There was a final taste of summer last weekend in Berlin, as good weather helped to usher in the first European addition of Lollapalooza. Taking place in the former Tempelhof Airport, the history of the building and the location resulted in more of a "city" festival vibe.
A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.
Do we calculate our compassion -- our own humanity -- against the measure of individual faces and particular stories or against the staggering reality of the math? The millions fleeing. The miles of razor-wire.
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to festival season. For travelers and students visiting Europe we have put together a round-up of this fall's best music and art festivals.