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Germany's Complex, Tumultuous History

Rick Steves | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm just wrapping up three weeks of filming in Germany, and I'm impressed by the souvenirs of its tumultuous history. Doing TV shows on Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dresden, Leipzig, and Hamburg, you can't avoid the flip side of Germany's greatness.

Cheerio to England, Guten Tag to Deutschland

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Thanks for traveling with me so far on my trip. I'm coming down the home stretch in my 2015 travels, with one final leg. I'm saying cheerio to England...

German Teen Found Dead After Kidnappers Demand $1.3 Million

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

The 17-year-old daughter of a wealthy German businessman has been found dead, police said Tuesday. Her abductors had demanded the equivalent of $1.3 ...

Dresden Is the "New" Prague

Rich Grant | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Rich Grant

They say that no one is building a city like Prague anymore, but that's not quite true. Most of the gorgeous Baroque, "Old Europe" city you see in the heart of Dresden today is brand new, even though it appears to look centuries old.

PAMM Draws International Visitors to Eclectic Exhibits

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Zaatari, a noted photographer, filmmaker and curator, co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 to locate and preserve his country's -- and the Middle East's -- photographic archives.

These Photos Show Dresden Rise From The Ashes Of World War II

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, 1945, in the last year of World War II, American and British bombers flattened the German city of Dresden, engulfing the pictu...

German Anti-Islam Group PEGIDA Vows That It Won't Be Silenced

AP | KERSTIN SOPKE | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — A German group protesting what it calls "the Islamization of the West" vowed Monday that it won't be silenced after its week...

Germany Investigates Killing Of Eritrean Refugee In Dresden

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | World

BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A 20-year-old asylum seeker from Eritrea has been stabbed to death in Dresden, a city in the east of Germany at the cente...

Paris Terror Harms France, Islam, and the World

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The people who devastated Charlie Hebdo may have thought, as they fled French justice, that they won a victory for Islam. But the effect of their action is the opposite -- they have contributed powerfully to fear of Muslims.

Why I Am More Afraid of PEGIDA Than Islamization

Maximilian Elliger | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Maximilian Elliger

As the past has shown us, it is easy to pretend that nothing has happened if we do not deal with these issues and once again allow for people of different origins to be hunted through the streets of German cities.

Thousands Join Anti-Islam Protest In Germany

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam demonstrati...

Germany, Anti-Islam, and Vladimir Putin

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Stephen Schwartz

Why are anti-Islam rallies taking place in a part of Germany where there are almost no Muslims? One explanation might be that having little experience with Muslims, the inhabitants of Dresden are frightened of any newcomers, especially refugees from Syria. But other factors merit consideration.

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

Thousands Of Far-Right Protesters Rally In Germany

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in downtown Dresden on Monday night in a rally organized by a group calling itself "Patriot...

'We Are One People' -- My Speech Before the Ruins of the Frauenkirche

Dr. Helmut Kohl | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Dr. Helmut Kohl

Thousands of people were waiting for us at the airport, a sea of black-red-golden flags fluttering in the cold December wind in between an almost forgotten white-green flag of the Saxon State. Once the plane had taxied to a standstill, I climbed down the escalator and saw Hans Modrow, who was awaiting me about 10 meters away from the steps with a blank expression on his face. I then turned around to tell the Minister of the Chancellery Rudolf Seiters: "It's done."

To Be or Not?

Francis Levy | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a Times Sunday Review piece "Do I Have a Right to Be?" (NYT, 7/5/14) Peter Atterton, quotes the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas thusly: "What ...

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

'Merry Christmas' Bill Passes State House

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, March 13 (Reuters) - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday passed a measure that allows teachers to wish their st...

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

When it comes to being a traveling author, it helps that I did so much theater in college, and that I've taught for many years as well. I generally feel comfortable as a performer of my own work -- and my own life. And yet there's always a trace of sadness on the road, too.

5 Fascinating Former DDR Locales

Rachel Stern | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For Germans, October 3 marks the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), a national holiday commemorating Reunification in 1990. The country's five eastern German states merged with West Germany to form one nation shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Homeland II

Francis Levy | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

"Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Guiding Light For Policy Makers After 9/11, Dies at 72," was the headline of a recent obit (NYT, 8/15/13). Elshtain was Laura...

Artists Turn Building Facade Into A Giant Musical Instrument

Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

If Rube Goldberg were commissioned to design the facade of a building, we imagine the result would look something like this. Located in the he...

Floodwaters Surge Into Dresden

AP | DOROTHEE THIESING | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

DRESDEN, Germany — The surging Elbe River crested Thursday in the eastern German city of Dresden, sparing the historic city center but engulfing...

Jan Vogler's New York: Music, Museums & Murray's

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Cellist Jan Vogler has played with some of the best orchestras in the world, including our own New York Philharmonic. In his own words, Jan shares with NYC-ARTS his favorite things to do in New York City.

Germany's Winter Wonderlands

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Despite the cold, with the thermometer often sinking below freezing, mothers in thick coats pushing baby carriages swaddled in blankets were as common as bakers with their loaves. And all around me, the world's languages and their owners drifted past, evidence that Christmas markets attract international visitors. Russian couples here, Turkish there, a moment of Italian lyric vowels and a French family outfitting their kids with wool mittens.