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Beautiful Fair-Trade Condoms Could Be Coming To A Bedroom Near You

HuffPost Germany | Lea Kosch | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

Everyone’s experienced this: You’re shopping in a drugstore, and you have everything on your list except for one thing. You approach the aisle...

Transmediale 2015, Berlin

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Transmediale is an ideal event for taking the moral temperature of the alternative Internet crowd. This year: feverish.

Best of Berlinale: A Conversation With Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his director's statement for the stunning new film Woman in Gold, which world premiered at this year's Berlinale as part of their Special Gala line-up, Simon Curtis writes "the film is about identity and asks the question, are you where you're from or where you are?"

The Berlinale Diaries: Jafar Panahi's Taxi, Breathe Umphefumlo and the True Meaning of Democracy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit it can take just one film to usually convince me to come to a film festival. In the case of this year's Berlinale, it was Jafar Panahi's Taxi. I knew I wanted to sit in that bursting at the seams press screening, first thing in the morning, to watch it. And, as is usually the case with my cinematic instinct, I was right.

Grand Hotel?

Francis Levy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

It's nice to know that there're still people who defy the notion of progress and it's even nicer to know that that there's a hotel in a grand old metropolis which caters to them.

(R)evolution in Berlin: 'Sontag Revisited'

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Perhaps it was inevitable, by design, that Susan Sontag, who found her ultimate identity as a bridge between Europe and America, should inspire not one but two German symposiums on the ten year anniversary of her death.

"Paper Love," Uncovering a Family's Past

Mindy Trotta | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Mindy Trotta

Much of the book is an intertwining of history and mystery, and yet romance plays a major role as well. Who was this woman with whom her grandfather had a serious love affair? Why was she left behind, and where was she now?

Egypt: Time to Return? What's New?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What's new in Egypt? Plenty and that which is not new will always inspire. The Sphinx awed Napoleon and it certainly still leaves me in awe...every visit.

(R)evolution in Dance: TANZTAGE BERLIN 2015

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Sophiensæle's eleven day performance marathon, Tanztage Berlin 2015, brought the city's unrestrained attitude about sex and the human body into a (re)volutionary movement.

J'aime Paris et l'Europe

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Brent Budowsky

As many around the world said to Americans in September 2001, we say to the men and women throughout Paris, France and Europe today: You are not alone. Our unity will ultimately triumph, and our cause will ultimately prevail.

Breakfast in Berlin

Ana Garcia | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

Now, when I think of Berlin, I will think of that sublime combination of warm pretzel wrapped in a tissue of Bavarian ham with a touch of homemade mustard.

Israeli Attacked By Men Singing Anti-Semitic Songs In Berlin

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating an attack on an Israeli citizen who was beaten by a group of young men after he asked them to stop sin...

Faith, Hope and Charity: A German Look to 2015

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Germany's official focus on religion as a central factor in development strategy reflects a new willingness to explore and speak to the positive and negative roles that religious beliefs and institutions play in world affairs. Germany is not alone in this trend.

My Circle Inspired Me to Open a Conversation Beyond Just Tech

Lean In Circles | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Lean In Circles

I wasn't given the opportunities I deserved and I was often silenced when I wanted to take things to the next level. People treated me differently because I was a woman.

Fighting for Equal Opportunity in Germany

John Feffer | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
John Feffer

Marina Grasse is a biologist who was involved in the independent peace movement in East Germany in the 1980s. I met her in 1990 (when she was Marina Beyer) to talk about the Pankow Peace Circle and how it was adapting to the new circumstances in a democratic East Germany.

Beyond Avicii: The Swedish Techno Mafia

Sean Bradford | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

What I heard this fall blasting out of Stockholm's sound systems and into the night was an evolution of this sound... into a vibrant, groovy and danceable techno.

Jews Return, In Gladness and Song, To... Berlin?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Michael Levin

Louis Lewandowski may be the greatest German composer you've never heard of. But hearing his setting of Psalm 150, just once, launched the career of America's leading conductor of Jewish music. And hearing his music, just once, launched a festival of his Jewish music... in Berlin.

Marianne Faithfull Personifies the Eternal Return in Berlin and Takes a Stand for the Future of the Planet

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Marianne Faithfull's triumphant concert at the Tempodrom Berlin was a night of healing the past and sounding the alarm for the world's future. ...

Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

BONAPARTE & Tim Fite Usher in Brave Neue Welt

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

INTO THE WILD is not simply a spectacular moment in rock history. It is a bottled message of a crucial rebirth for rock, with powerful political messages seamlessly woven into an elegantly embodied handcrafted aesthetic..

Iranian Street Art Brothers Icy & Sot Take Over Europe

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York's adopted street art brothers Icy & Sot have been spreading their wings in Brooklyn for a couple of years since we first interviewed them upo...

At Hohenschonhausen

Leah Griesmann | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Leah Griesmann

Though Berlin is one of Europe's most diverse and progressive cities, it doesn't take long for a foreign visitor to start to feel like they're partaking in a form of gloom tourism. Should we visit the Stasi Museum or the Holocaust Memorial? The Oranienburgerstrasse Synagogue or the Reichstag?

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

It's Been 25 Years Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall. These 16 Photos Tell The Story.

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War barrier that divided East and West Berlin for nearly three decades....

Fall Of The Berlin Wall 25 Years Ago Marked In Germany

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, heralding the end to the Cold War between East ...