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Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

BONAPARTE & Tim Fite Usher in Brave Neue Welt

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

INTO THE WILD is not simply a spectacular moment in rock history. It is a bottled message of a crucial rebirth for rock, with powerful political messages seamlessly woven into an elegantly embodied handcrafted aesthetic..

Iranian Street Art Brothers Icy & Sot Take Over Europe

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York's adopted street art brothers Icy & Sot have been spreading their wings in Brooklyn for a couple of years since we first interviewed them upo...

At Hohenschonhausen

Leah Griesmann | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Leah Griesmann

Though Berlin is one of Europe's most diverse and progressive cities, it doesn't take long for a foreign visitor to start to feel like they're partaking in a form of gloom tourism. Should we visit the Stasi Museum or the Holocaust Memorial? The Oranienburgerstrasse Synagogue or the Reichstag?

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

It's Been 25 Years Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall. These 16 Photos Tell The Story.

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War barrier that divided East and West Berlin for nearly three decades....

Fall Of The Berlin Wall 25 Years Ago Marked In Germany

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, heralding the end to the Cold War between East ...

25 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, These Barriers Are Still Standing

The Huffington Post | Gloria Rodríguez-Pina, Dohoon Kim, Roque Planas, Jack Sommers, Kosuke Takahashi | Posted 11.09.2014 | World

On this day in 1989, residents of Berlin gathered on opposite sides of the concrete barrier that had divided them for nearly three decades and started...

Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Tim Stone | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Tim Stone

Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, remembering the forgotten side of German unification -- when right-wing hooligans waged thousands of attacks on defenseless foreigners -- provides a cautionary tale of failed leadership.

Rocking the Wall -- The Berlin Concert that Changed the World

Erik Kirschbaum | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Erik Kirschbaum

Whether or not you believe that Springsteen's concert really had something to do with the fall of the Wall depends on how much you believe in the power of rock and roll. But I think what is beyond doubt is that the concert is a glorious example of the influence that rock can have on people who are hungry and ready for change.

10 Great Escapes Across The Berlin Wall

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

For 28 years, communist-controlled East Germany was cut off from the capitalist enclave of West Berlin by a barrier of concrete, barbed wire and heavi...

25 Years After The Fall Of The Wall, These Photos Merge Past And Present, East And West

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Eline Gordts | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

On November 9, 1989, thousands of East Berliners headed to the borders that had separated them from the western part of their city and demanded to be ...

What Does German Unity Mean to the Post-Cold War Generation?

Manfred Wilke | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Manfred Wilke

The Fall of the Wall in 1989 wasn't this generation's emotional joint "German" experience; more probably, the FIFA World Cup 2006 was.

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Victor Dorff | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Twenty-five years ago this week, the unthinkable happened. On November 9, 1989, East Germany opened the gates, allowing its citizens to travel west. On a recent tour of Berlin, I was struck by how often the "unthinkable" suddenly becomes reality,

Rediscovering Berlin 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall

Vayable | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Vayable

One of the things to love about Berlin is that -- as historically rich as it is -- it's also an incredibly forward-looking city, bustling with new art, creative types, great food, and sights to see that seem to change by the hour.

When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: The American Public and Berlin

Paul Herrnson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Though Ronald Reagan's call to "tear down this wall" has come to be iconic of his role in the last days of the Cold War, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was widely seen as the leader primarily responsible for the change.

When Bruce Springsteen Helped Bring Down the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Bruce played one of his very long sets -- 32 songs -- and delivered an impassioned speech in grade school but effective enough German: "I'm not here for any government. I've come to play rock 'n' roll for you in the hope that one day all the barriers will be torn down."

5 Things This Gay Man Learned From Dating Abroad

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Eight years, eight cities: Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, Cape Town and Sydney. And what do I have to show for all that time spent living outside the U.S.? Here are some highlights: at least twice as much romantic drama (and comedy) in half the time I spent in New York City, at least two books, and at least five valuable lessons in love and lust.

As Berlin Marks Fall of the Wall: The Secret Police Document on Bob Dylan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Next week, all of Germany -- and the rest of the world, at a distance -- will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Much has been written about it and much more to come in the following days. One angle you may not hear much about is the role Western rock 'n' roll played.

25 Of Europe's Banks Fail Stress Test

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business

* 25 of 130 banks fail ECB test as of Dec. 2013 * Most have plugged capital hole, just 10 bln euros still needed * Ital...

Why Some Israelis Are Leaving Their Homeland And Moving To Berlin

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

A growing number of Israelis are choosing to leave their home country and relocate to what may seem to some as an unlikely location: Berlin. While...

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem Takes Center Stage

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In that Christmas season trip to Berlin, Bernstein would famously conduct two performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with an international orchestra and chorus assembled from the four countries that once shared the city -- the U.S., Russia, England and France. And he would change one word, so that the "Ode to Joy" became the "Ode to Freedom."

Isabel Lewis on Hosting 'Occasions'

Crane.tv | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

Berlin-based artist and DJ Isabel Lewis has come up with her own concept that is refreshingly different, originating in her passion for several different areas of nightlife culture.

Witness of History

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
Sabine Ludwig

Back in time. I just remember exactly the day when the Berlin Wall came down. I studied in Albany, New York, as an exchange student. Me and some German fellow students decided to spend a long weekend in Washington D.C.

Christopher Isherwood Returns to Berlin

Joe Rodota | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Rodota

A year ago, it struck me that Berlin should embrace Isherwood and Bachardy. Somehow, Isherwood's achievement -- his writing, the life he shared with Bachardy, Bachardy's own work -- all needed to be reintroduced in a new and personal way to the people of Berlin.