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Seven Insanely Cool Tips for Fall Travel

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Fall is the artist spell, the interval to immerse in color and crisp air. It is the time to explore, without the crowds, so that vistas appear at Earth's first morning.

There's Street Art, Culture and Unique Places to Sleep: Berlin Is Where It's At

David Duran | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
David Duran

I've always been drawn to art-dominated cities, and by that I mean young art. Cities dominated by creative types, a place where you see graffiti on a ...

Live From IFA Berlin 2014: New Tech in the Old World

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

This is my third year at IFA, which is a fascinating experience, sort of a cross between the Consumer Electronics Show and the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Bob Richter | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

The movie won Best Picture that year, and the lavish sets designed by the great Cedric Gibbons perfectly depicted a Five Star hotel in all its grandeur.

Clicks for Bricks

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

In Berlin work has begun building a place of worship designed to serve all of the world's three monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. When it's complete, it will have three separate wings.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

Otto Piene at New National Gallery in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Otto Piene was a key artist of the twentieth century avant-garde and one of the founders of the international ZERO movement in the 1960s. His smoke and fire images, his light spaces and ballets stand for a virtually romantic longing for unity with nature.

(R)evolution in Berlin: The David Bowie Epic Exclusively at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Berlin was rumbling in early 2013 when David Bowie was appearing all over the city in the form of posters for his surprise album The Next Day, his first in a decade.

25 Years Later, Ways to Explore The Rise And Fall Of The Berlin Wall

EuroCheapo | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
EuroCheapo

With the big milestone coming up, we've compiled a list of 10 ways to explore the history of the Wall, its construction, dismantling, and the reunification of Germany.

Summer DJ Is a 'Heartthrob'

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Jesse Siminski has been releasing music under the guise Heartthrob for nearly a decade. He has worked with a slew of cutting edge labels through the years including Bpitch, Minus, Spectral Sounds, Hot Creations and Mute. In 2013 he launched his own outlet called ISNISNT.

German Slackers: Jan Ole Gerster on 'A Coffee in Berlin'

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In the vein of Woody Allen, Richard Linklater and other astute observers of the mundane and the absurd, Gerster paints a distinct portrait of a snapshot in time, in a specific location, while still making a story seem universal.

The 12 Most Luxurious Hotels In Europe

Oyster | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Now, you may not own a tiara, but that doesn't mean you can't at least dream of laying your head to rest at one of these penultimate establishments.

10 Reasons Berlin Is Still Cool

The Huffington Post | Laura Wolfgang | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

In the last decade, Berlin has been transformed from a city that was once touted as "poor but sexy" to a rapidly growing international hub with a bust...

When the Universe, and a Big Bird, Sh*t on Your Head

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Zoe Strimpel

I'm having some of those days. Not one. Some. You know? Do you, though? I don't know: It's been pretty damn annoying, and I'm just not sure you apprec...

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

The Disappointment of Modern Sex

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

A few hours later, my parents, Simon and I were having tea and some Linzertorte. Suddenly Simon said, "Oh God, here we go."

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater: A Tribute to my Aunt

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Kimann Schultz

When your father is executed in a Kharkov prison for his political beliefs and you are forced to flee your homeland with your newly-widowed mother and younger brother, first to Poland then on to a ravaged, post-War Berlin, is a bout with breast cancer viewed with some different perspective?

Florida's One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Sparks a Fire

Melissa Ross | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Melissa Ross

For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.

Ai Weiwei's Evidence: Major Solo Exhibition in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The retrospective is titled Evidence and is seen as a political exhibition with works that comment on social and political issues in China.

"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

An Insider's Guide to Berlin Street Art

Vayable | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Vayable

This vibrant neighborhood, which is linked with Kreuzberg, offers some of Berlin's most famous works of street art. It's home to the East Side Gallery, and famous works by street artists Blu and Revaler Strasse 99.

U.S.-E.U. Rhetoric on Russia as Destructive as a Chekhovian Duel

Michael Shank | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Now should be the time when Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama aggressively propose confidence-building measures, not mete out more military muster. This will get us nowhere fast.

Confessions of a One-Night VIP

Ben Stevens | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Ben Stevens

It struck me that no person, elite or otherwise, would ever be moved to seek God by seeing in me what he could just as easily have found in himself.

The Largest Human Rights Movement in the East

John Feffer | Posted 05.03.2014 | World
John Feffer

In East-Central Europe prior to 1989, the faces of the human rights movement were the signatories of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, the dissident writers in Hungary, the Solidarity trade union leaders in Poland, the renegade Party members in Romania. Roland Jahn doesn't disagree that these were important human rights movements. He was, after all, a part of them.