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Making Sense of Berlin Art Week

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

This opening night event of a 2015 Berlin Art Week marked by collaboration between institutions was a terrific symbol for Berlin, now 26 years into its ongoing urban project of reunification.

Ever Heard a Beatboxing Harpist? Phillip King's Unconditional Love Frequency Campaign Hums in the City of Angels

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

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.

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

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.

25 Years After German Reunification

HuffPost Germany | Jürgen Klöckner, Tobias Böhnke, Sophia Maier | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Germany celebrated 25 years of unification -- but many Germans are finding it difficult to celebrate. Many have lost faith i...

Europe's Best Street Art Uncovered

Trip4real | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel

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.

Last Days of Summer -- Lollapalooza in Berlin

Sean Bradford | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

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.

Women in Business Q&A: Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive, The Antiques Diva

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Toma Clark Haines is the Chief Executive of The Antiques Diva, Europe's largest antiques touring and sourcing company. As an American who has lived a...

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

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.

Longing to Belong: What's Next in the European Migrant Crisis

Beth Kephart | Posted 09.16.2015 | Books
Beth Kephart

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.

Reminders of Nazi Germany in Berlin

Hipmunk | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk Berlin, the capital of Germany, holds a unique and sad chapter in the world history books. While the modern city is home ...

Giant Lenin Head Unearthed In Berlin

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

BERLIN, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Twenty-four years after it was buried, the head of a giant statue of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was dug u...

'Wir Sind Die Neuen' -- We Are the New Ones

Kimann Schultz | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

When sleep is the last thing on one's mind, what does one do to pass the pseudo slip of a night on a flight to Berlin?

10 European Festivals & Events You Can't Miss This Fall

Trip4real | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel

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.

Try Speaking Their Language When You Travel

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more than a year.

The Berlin Crisis of 1961

ADST | Posted 09.07.2015 | World

This account was compiled from an interview done by ADST in 1995 with Kempton B. Jenkins, who was posted to Embassy Moscow during this tense time and recounts Ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn E. Thompson's (aka "Tommy") meetings with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrey Gromyko.

Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

How extreme will politics have to get before the Ukrainian establishment stands up to the far right? If the political mainstream doesn't act soon, Kiev's relationships with key diplomatic partners and even Poland could be severely tarnished.

The 54th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

ADST | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

The Wall was initially constructed in the middle of Berlin, and expanded over the following months. It entirely cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany.

Berlin's Beautiful Musical Summer

Saba Farzan | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts
Saba Farzan

Both concerts -- through the performance of exceptionally gifted artists -- will remain unforgettable. What they symbolize in a very personal way to me is why I fell in love with music -- people can either respect music or it can become part of their soul, to me it clearly is the latter.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Mars Monument During Berlin Maccabi Games

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.01.2015 | Religion

Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are...

Nazi-Built Stadiums Become Host To Major Jewish Sporting Event

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion

More than 2,000 Jewish athletes from 36 countries around the world began arriving in Berlin on Tuesday for the kick off of the 2015 European Mac...

How I Found the Power of Creativity in Berlin

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

So if you ever feel you're are not very creative, know this gift of creativity is part of who you are. Honor it, use it and share it. Because it just might change our world into an even better place.

Original Unverpackt: Zero Waste (VIDEO) | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green

Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) is a Berlin-based supermarket which demonstrates one very simple way we can cut down on the amount of waste we produce in our day to day lives.

Déjà Vu: Chatting With Giorgio Moroder and Doraemon's Yoshihiko Shinoda, Plus Hy Brasil, Adham Shaikh, Owl and Old Man Luedecke Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When you look at current technologies, are there moments for you as a producer when you look back at your earlier records with Donna Summer, Blondie or David Bowie and others and say, "I wish we'd had this technology back then"?

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whenever I would travel around Europe meeting new people, I always got the same response when I told them I was studying in Berlin. From "how are you alive right now?" to "how many beers can you drink?" to "you must rave every weekend," the reaction was overwhelmingly consistent.

Surviving a Weekend in Berlin

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Ben Rissler, American University What should you know before taking on Berlin's nightlife? Whenever I would travel arou...