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From Pineapples To Acorns: How These 8 Countries Will Welcome You To The Neighborhood

Posted 08.18.2015 | HuffPost Home

Remember that gluten-free muffin basket your neighbor brought by when you moved into your new home? Little did you know, that little gesture belongs t...

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

7 Ways America Needs to Be More Like Germany

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 07.28.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

In Germany there are bakeries on practically every corner. I lived in Stuttgart, a pretty big city in the south of Germany where I could see three bakeries just by looking out the window and swiveling my head slightly.

12-Hour Survival Guide to Oktoberfest

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Today's the day you've been waiting for. You've purchased your traditional Bavarian wear, you've mentally prepared to marathon drink, and you've charged the battery on your beloved camera. You are ready to take on Oktoberfest.

What's So Funny About Mocking Latinos?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem is the adults. I'm taking about the parents who raised their kids to think it's hilarious to embrace racial caricatures. And yes, I'm aware that some of the students in the photo are Latinos. If anything, that's even worse.

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.

(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.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Jews Return, In Gladness and Song, To... Berlin?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Michael Levin

Louis Lewandowski may be the greatest German composer you've never heard of. But hearing his setting of Psalm 150, just once, launched the career of America's leading conductor of Jewish music. And hearing his music, just once, launched a festival of his Jewish music... in Berlin.

BlackbirdFX: Lebanon's Rising Animation Star

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.20.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What do you get when you mix twenty-something Lebanese talent, animation, and a market hungry for high-end 3-D fun?

How to 'Shush' People in Different Languages

Thrillist | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

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5 Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Sonali Lamba | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

Whether it's something old, new, borrowed, or blue, for many brides, tradition is the foundation upon which the wedding of her dreams is built. No bride is the same and no culture celebrates the same traditions.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg: Hoods of Berlin, 2011

Christine Deakers | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Christine Deakers

This is an excerpt from the longer essay, "Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg," the travel nonfiction on Berlin, its cool kids and the lines, labels and ...

Albrecht Dürer

J Henry Fair | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
J Henry Fair

One could argue that he was the first to grasp and utilize the mass production and dissemination of the two dimensional image. Many of his pieces became popular icons immediately upon creation, and remain buried in the universal consciousness of the western mind.

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

trivago | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
trivago

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. These German destinations beyond Oktoberfest will leave you feeling like this is one of the most underrated corners of the world.

Do You Speak A Second Language? HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.26.2013 | College

HuffPost readers: Do you speak a second language? If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're currently looking to hear from college students, graduat...

Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices

As of November, Germany will be the first country in Europe to offer a "third gender" distinction on its birth certificates. A new German law stip...

Obtuse Cheese: A Lament

Kimann Schultz | Posted 10.02.2013 | Taste
Kimann Schultz

Abendbrot, the evening bread, an evening meal of breads, meats, cheeses and various condiments, most always accompanied by a glass of beer or glass of wine, is one of my favorite meals. It's the leisurely intake and recognition of life's simplest pleasure.

This Is Why Germans Sound So Angry

Posted 07.22.2013 | Comedy

Welcome to today's edition of European stereotyping, fake mustaches included. In defense of German language... ugh, who are we kidding? Via Copy Ca...

Freedom, Journalism & Religion: How Safe a Mix?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is it safe to mix freedom, journalism and religion in today's Arab world? Mention those three topics together and you're likely to start a riot - or a...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

E-Butts: The Marlboro Man Plugs in.

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

You may have seen the recent flurry of stories about a supposed alternative to cigarette addiction called the electronic cigarette. E-butts are a mov...

The Online Community Is Inexorably Global: Are You?

Chris Abraham | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Chris Abraham

Humans are provincial; Americans doubly so. In fact, we online human-Americans oftentimes can't think past our sweat pants, ironic T, and bunny slippe...