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102-Year-Old Woman Earns Doctorate Decades After Nazis Denied Her The Opportunity

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

After having her dreams put on hold for almost eight decades, a former medical student has received the recognition she deserves. At the age of 10...

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

Millions In Cocaine Delivered To German Grocery Stores, Plus Bananas

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Crime

Police officers stand next to banana boxes containing cocaine in Berlin on May 4, 2015. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache) Whoops! Nearly 400 kilog...

Berlin Police Make City's Largest-Ever Cocaine Seizure

AP | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms (850 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what ...

(R)evolution in Berlin: Colette's New DO Rides the Surfgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

This endlessly-copied artist knows no bounds of time or space. Colette was born in North Africa to mixed ancestry, raised in France and has been characterized by social gadfly Anthony Haden-Guest as "a gauze-draped pillar of the New York art world."

The Favorite Hotels of the British Royal Family

Oyster | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel

In honor of the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, we've rounded up up the favorite hotels of the British royal family -- from the spot where Kate spent her wedding eve, to the Queen's go-to Caribbean getaway.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 17

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years. 

'The Lady From Zagreb': A Conversation With Philip Kerr

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.11.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In The Lady From Zagreb, the tenth book in the Gunther series, Bernie--a former homicide detective totally unsympathetic to the Nazi regime--finds himself at the height of the war, forced to run errands for the notorious Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.

Delivering the Good Goods: Poets Go Big

Joan Gelfand | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Joan Gelfand

There's a lot to celebrate for National Poetry Month this year. The Poetry Foundation is busy supporting young poets, mature poets and emerging poets ...

New Artist Reviews: [debut]

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

On Postcards From Berlin, we follow [debut] as they discover their unique sound. Still a work in progress, [debut]'s music is highly cinematic and evocative, utilizing dark, electronically produced beats and synth paired with ethereal pianos, strings and female vocals.

A New Jewish Identity Is Thriving In Central And Eastern Europe

USA Today / Religion News Service | Katarina Wecker and Maya Vidon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion

BERLIN — In Cafe Elfenbein, which opened last year in a trendy Berlin neighborhood, two businessmen wearing yarmulkes — Jewish skullcaps — chat ...

An Important Piece Of History Is Sitting In David Hasselhoff's Closet

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Pieces of the Berlin Wall are on display in museum galleries around the world, and there is also a small stock of remnants in quite an unlikely locati...

Hybrid War: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

A real revolution in military affairs for the United States is urgently needed. And that revolution must start with the civilian side of the government, not the Pentagon.

On the Culture Front: A Day in Leipzig

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Chris Kompanek

Most of the city is easily accessed by trams, but a short cab ride is rewarded with a treasure trove of contemporary art. Spread across two-dozen spaces on a former industrial site, Spinnerei contains a comprehensive rotating collection that captures the pulse of the art world.

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise In German Schools

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

MUNICH -- Scrawling swastikas on synagogues, Jew-baiting during demonstrations, desecration of Jewish cemeteries: Once again, 75 years after the Holoc...

(R)evolution as Contemporary Body: Holly Zausner's Resplendent Unsettled Matter

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Unsettled Matter settles the matter of Unseen through the very timeliness of what is "seen"... the shadow of the authentic artist arising from under the eclipse of the 24/7 celebrity culture.

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Oyster | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not all that way.

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Oyster | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

What to do when you want to avoid bunk beds but still save money and meet like-minded travelers? We scoped out eight hostels around the world that offer low rates, stylish design, cool locations, private rooms, and the occasional shared (but clean, we promise) bathroom. No flip-flops or ear plugs required!

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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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?