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To Berlin or Not to Berlin

Karl Wilder | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
Karl Wilder

I went to Berlin to see if it was a city I could live in, so it was with a critical eye I viewed the city. How did it rate against New York?

Trips Inspired by 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year's Academy Awards' nominees for Best Picture as a travel guide, experiencing the locations -- characters in their own right -- firsthand.

The Travel Game: Restaurants to Rooms

Karl Wilder | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Karl Wilder

We all tend to search the internet to find the experiences of others when we travel. But how often can you trust the information you find?

My European Top Ten Moments

Rick Steves | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was recently asked about my "top ten magic moments" in Europe. I thought I'd share them with my blog friends.

'Homeland Is Not a Series' Now Showing on Laura Poitras' Field of Vision

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

Homeland Is Not a Series is a quick, interesting, quirky and insightful look at what has come to be known as "The Homeland Incident," showing now on Field of Vision.

Around the World in 228 Pages: 'Air' by Vincent Laforet

Phil Simon | Posted 12.20.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

Those views typically don't last very long, but make no mistake: they are beautiful to experience. And, fortunately, they are now captured in an exciting new book. AIR by Vincent Laforet is a magnificent collection of stunning aerial photos from a panoply of cities: New York, London, Sydney, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin and Barcelona.

Pastors Wield Lightsabers In Special 'Star Wars' Church Service

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2015 | Weird News

BERLIN (AP) — The force is strong in Berlin. A church in the German capital invited "Star Wars" fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on th...

(R)evolution in Berlin: Brian Tennessee Claflin's Inner Gaze at SomoS

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Hello...The only word spoken in a five-stage immersion into the inner world of Brian Tennessee Claflin echoes through The Five Senses at SomoS.

You Can Worship 'Star Wars' At This Movie-Themed Church Service

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.15.2015 | Weird News

"Star Wars" inspires an almost religious devotion in many fans. And now they have somewhere to officially worship the space opera movie franchise. The...

The Painter That Defined Berlin's Core Identity

MutualArt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts

The insights offered by the Berlinische Galerie retrospective of Beckmann demonstrates Berlin's core identity through its most promising and poisonous periods in recent history.

(R)EVOLUTION IN BERLIN: Tanja Seiner's Pet Market

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Insuring a new connection with animals: Tanja Seiner's PET MARKET attracted crowds when exhibited at Galerie Erstererster on Pappelallee in East Berl...

An Insider's Look at Germany

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall, and beautiful cathedrals in every city, Germany is the perfect spot for any college traveler. Filled with culture and treasures found off the beaten path, Germany has plenty to enjoy, and with an insider's help, you can experience it all.

Syrian Man Repays German Hospitality By Feeding Homeless In Berlin

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.24.2015 | Good News

This is benevolence at its best. Alex Assali, a Syrian man who lives in Berlin, was recently photographed serving food to the city’s homeless as a ...

Refugees In Berlin Move Into Cold War Secret Police Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.24.2015 | World

A building that once inspired fear is being transformed into a place of hope. On Friday night, 465 refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin moved into a ...

'Refoodgee' App Connects Berlin Locals With Refugees Through Food

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

A group of German tech entrepreneurs wants to help refugees in their country by providing them with an enriching way to receive meals and make connect...

(R)evolution in Berlin: Stefano Cagol's "Body of Energy"

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

STEFANO CAGOL IS THE ARTIST IN THE HOT SEAT... Stefano Cagol makes a personal revolution universal in his Berlin "Readymade," the subject of "HOT S...

To Defeat Radical Islamic Jihad, We Need Three Types of Army: Military, Political and Love

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 7: The Nazi Legacy, Current Cinema and Questions of Judgment

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

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?

Berlin Addresses Rumor That It Is Kicking Refugees Out Of Hostels And Hotels

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

A Berlin government official has shot down a rumor that refugees are being removed from all hostels and hotels housing refugees in Berlin. "There mus...

Advice From Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

Patrick de Zeeuw (right) at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam In April, I before I met with Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren during The Next Web conference in th...

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

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.

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

F. Scott Hess | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

"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."

German Entrepreneurs Want To Teach Refugees How To Code For Free

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

A group of tech entrepreneurs in Germany wants to help the country's newcomer refugees find jobs by giving them coding lessons for free. A Berlin-base...

In Berlin, Tango Community Embraces Refugees

Pro Journo | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Pro Journo

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.

Making Sense of Berlin Art Week

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | 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.