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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...

Man Breaks Into Restaurant, Chugs Tabasco Sauce: Cops

AP | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weird News

BERLIN (AP) -- A man is in hot water after allegedly stealing a bicycle, pitching it through a Berlin restaurant window, then entering and quaffing ha...

Sugarcoating American History

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Discomfort with history means that for the most part we as a country have allowed clouds of spun sugar to wrap around ugly truths. The young man steeped in racist ideology who murdered nine people in Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last week has forced the nation to confront that complacence.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Susan Lizotte: Blood & Treasure

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

In her latest body of work, the curious and expansive series Mercury, painter Susan Lizotte both mines and mimics history to construct a poignant and eccentric allegory for the present day.

9 Things You Didn't Know About Berlin

Viator | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

Berlin is one of Europe's most celebrated capital cities, drawing millions of tourists each year. A city of vibrant contrasts, there's more to Berlin than meets the eye.

Berlin's Bold Move On Affordable Housing Could Have A Big Ripple Effect

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.05.2015 | Media

The Telegraph: An answer to Britain's housing crisis? Berlin is first German city to introduce rent control A law passed on Monday has made Berlin ...

36 Unknown European Art Havens Every Traveler Should Visit This Summer

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

For certain American populations, the beginning of June signals trans-Atlantic travel, and no group is more infamous in this regard than the American ...

Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.

Spies, Lies and Politics in Berlin

Alan Posener | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Alan Posener

BERLIN -- The latest "scandal" over NSA support from Germany's foreign intelligence service reveals Berlin's political class as ever willing to ride the tiger of German anger toward the Americans -- and score cheap political points.

6 Reasons Why Airbnb is the Best.

College Tourist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist - Author - Alex Mathews Looking for affordable, high quality and immersive accommodation while you travel? Then Airbnb is for yo...

Hitler's Horse Statues Found After Yearlong Investigation

Posted 05.21.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German investigation into black market art has recovered two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand c...

A Man for All Seasons Except Allergy Season

Greg White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Greg White

I'm suffering from allergies. I know it's not a cold because I'm somewhat of a professional googler.