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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.

A Salute to Paris: Night Trains and Courage

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

I weep for Paris' lost youth, freedom, and kindness in the world. When I think about what happened in Paris (and Beirut just days before), I try to r...

The Iran Deal, Munich and Lessons From Versailles

Michael Zucker | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Zucker

July's Iran nuclear deal stands as one of the most significant foreign policy achievements of this or any recent administration. It rejects a Munich replication and builds on the lessons of Versailles while eliminating many of its pitfalls.

German Toddler Welcomes Young Syrian Refugee To Her Country In Sweetest Way

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

An interaction between two girls presented a glimmer of hope as thousands of Syrian refugees, fleeing the civil war in their homeland, entered Ge...

How Learning a Foreign Language Is Like Learning to Order at Starbucks

Victoria Borisch | Posted 07.24.2015 | San Francisco
Victoria Borisch

Learning a foreign language is obviously slightly more difficult than learning how to order your favorite beverage from Starbucks, but you can draw some interesting comparisons between the feelings you may experience along the way.

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.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - A Profile of the Artist

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

"First of all, at every concert, I always think -- this could be my last. Therefore, I will give it everything I have."

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Bearing Witness Even When It Seems Too Much to Bear

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.22.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Just listening isn't enough. We must give what we can, stay active and aware, help out the person next to us and the one overseas, and pressure leaders with our votes and voices.

Why Bavaria Rivals Texas in State Pride

Travelzoo | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel

After road tripping from Munich, along the German-Austrian border, and up the Romantic Road, I am now convinced that Bavarians outdo even Texans when it comes to regional pride. I've also seen what they have to be so proud about.

Why Wait for October? The World's Biggest Beer Festival Is Already Under Way

Clare Richardson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Clare Richardson

Oktoberfest is one of Germany's greatest cultural exports. Yet every time I mentioned it to German friends in Berlin, I was met with eye rolls and groans.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Oktoberfest

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Oktoberfest is more than just a celebration where you don dirndls and munch on bretzels.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Burnout to Flourishing: It Can Happen!

Leslie Boyer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Leslie Boyer

What was wrong with me? I had turned the company around and it was continuing to grow. I was successful. Why was I so depressed and disoriented?

Hyundai Elantra Takes a Ride in Bavaria

Rita Cook | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

While other European countries might be a bit disconcerting when it comes to driving, Germany is a breeze. The roadways are easy to navigate and the little picturesque towns are more than welcoming.

Trying to Corner the Past

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

The suburban office parks that started to go up in the 1950s in the golden age of the automobile and cheap gasoline, are, like suburban malls and big-box stores, generally boring and sterile places, with forgettable knock-off Modernist or Post-Modernist architecture and vast parking lots. Most have not aged well.

I'm With Stupid: The One Thing Bacon Doesn't Make Better

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It's not that I dislike the taste or have any moral objection to eating fat; it's just that pork belly doesn't deserve to be its own trend. It's bacon, for crying out loud. It's what we put on everything to make everything taste better. Has bacon ever not been a food trend?

European Travel: Seventeenth-Century Opera in Two European Cities

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Even in today's more authentic and interesting productions, seventeenth-century Italian/Venetian opera can be a hard sell: Where are the tunes amid all the recitative-like declamation?

Chicks on Speed, Julian Assange, Yoko Ono and Others Join Forces for 'Artstravaganza'

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

Long before Lady Gaga was visioning "ArtRaves" in galleries to promote her modern art-infused idea of what pop music should be and, perhaps, become, Munich-based fine art/musical ensemble Chicks on Speed had already realized it.

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel

In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.

During Crimea, Remember the Sudetenland

Ben Barber | Posted 05.06.2014 | World
Ben Barber

My parents were Czechoslovak citizens in 1938 when Adolf Hitler said he only wanted to take one little piece of land -- the Sudetenland -- to protect the oppressed German minority there.

Your Travel Questions Answered

George Hobica | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Q: I'll be visiting Milan this summer. Any suggestions of what to do and see, and the best places to stay?

Open Letter to John Kerry: Tough Talk in Munich Threatens to Undo Peace Process

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Your comments, irrespective of your intentions, will inevitably be seen by Palestinians and anti-Israel activists as an incentive not to reach an agreement; as an indicator that if things fall apart, Israel will be blamed; and as legitimizing boycott activity.

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.

Top Vacation Tastes In London And Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We've been away (London and Munich) for thirteen days as I write this, so I'm going to list one standout taste from each.