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The Computer As Art Medium

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"Every medium has a way to communicate and our mission statement was at all times to figure out how we can com...

British Architect Wins Contemporary Architecture Prize

The Independent | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts

British architect David Chipperfield has been named the winner of the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, also known as the Mies ...

Jewish Community Given Back Books Stolen By Nazis

AP | By JENNY SOFFEL | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

BERLIN -- Recently rediscovered books plundered by the Nazis more than six decades ago were returned to Berlin's Jewish community on Wednesday in a ce...

PHOTOS: Eva Braun And Adolf Hitler's Private Moments

Posted 08.11.2011 | World

Eva Braun has long been associated with one of the darkest chapters in 20th century history, but some newly-released photographs are revealing new dim...

WATCH: A Retiree Vs. Berlin's Neo-Nazi Graffiti, 'The Hate Destroyer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

We usually look down on people who destroy others' work, but we'll let Irmela Mensah-Schramm slide. Armed with spray-paint and a scraper, she's spendi...

Living History: Retracing Family Roots in Berlin

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

In Berlin, I walked through history, retracing the roots of my family tree and immersing myself in the dark past of my Jewish heritage. What must it have been like to wonder if tomorrow would be better than today?

Mad For Munich: State Of The Arts In Berlin's Sister City

Trisha Andres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Trisha Andres

Often touted as the pretty but conservative sister of the much sexier Berlin, Munich fails to generate the same kind of buzz that its edgier sibling d...

Italian Art Duo Hijacks 1 Million Facebook Profiles For Dating Site

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

A duo of artist "hacktivists" have launched a direct and surprisingly effective assault on Facebook. As a component of their installation at Berlin's ...

Feo Aladag on Honor Killings and When We Leave

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

While the practice seems unthinkable to many, honor killings are still horrifically common -- a fact that inspired German actress Feo Aladag to direct her debut feature film, When We Leave.

Art Trekking: Top Contemporary Art Destinations Overseas (PHOTOS)

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

Here is a short list of a few cities overseas that are making waves with international art aficionados, or about to.

PHOTOS: 5 Easy Day Trips From Berlin

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
CheapOair

It's impossible to tire of the German capital, but if things get too urban for you, there are plenty of escapes out of the city. Try these. Captions ...

WATCH: Yahoo's 'Who Knew?' Explores The Unseen World Beneath The Streets From Paris To Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week we posted about the amazing documentary Undercity, which explores the typically unseen architecture of NYC's transit system. Now, Ya...

ANIMALISTIC ART: Carsten Hoeller's Reindeers on Mushrooms

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Carsten Höller's Soma exhibit in Berlin Carsten Höller's new exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, 'Soma' examines the mythic trad...

Viktor And Marina Kalashnikov, Russian Dissident Journalists, Possibly 'Poisoned' In Germany

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

German authorities have launched an investigation into a possible poisoning attack against a Russian dissident couple living in Berlin, the BBC is rep...

CELEBRITIES ARE ARTISTS TOO: James Franco Plans First Solo Gallery Show In Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(ARTINFO) BERLIN--For anyone who thought that James Franco's turn in the art world would be a short-lived dalliance to be as quickly cast aside as Lad...

Snuggie World Tour (PHOTOS)

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

We've all received novelty gifts as holiday presents, and world travelers are no exception. Surely some "person who has everything" will find a Shake ...

Tom Geoghegan on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Tom Geoghegan, author of the new book Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help Get You a Life, stopped by The Interview Show.

LAST CALL: 5 Must See Art Events Ending Soon | From Damien Hirst's Skulls To Children's Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's the time of year when we all begin to lose our minds with thoughts of stuffing our faces, buying presents and having visions of sugarplum fairies...

Fran Healy's Life on the "B-list": Busking, Beatles, Berlin and more

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Last Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Brandon Flowers joined Fran Healy onstage for a cover of Travis's 2001 singalong, "Side." As the tw...

Out of Berlin: My Roman Holiday (CARTOONS)

Ali Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ali Fitzgerald

As part of my ongoing visual referendum on expat life in Berlin, I chronicled a recent trip to Rome where I met up with my mother and stepfather befor...

Nowhere Left to Run?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

It has been a strange political season. It began sitting in Istanbul with Swedish friends, digesting the news that the rabidly anti-immigrant Swedish ...

BLOG WATCH> Gert & Uwe Tobias' German Exhibit On ArtObserved

AO Art Observed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Currently on view at Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin is "Neue Arbeiten," an exhibition of recent work by fraternal collaborative Gert & Uwe Tobias (b. 1...

MORE BOMBS: Angela Merkel's Office Receives Suspicious Package

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, ELENA BECATOROS and MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Suspected Greek terrorists unleashed an unprecedented two-day wave of mail bomb attacks in Athens and abroad, with one package ...

POP ART: How Jeff Koons's "Balloon" Sculpture Could Make History, Again, at Christie's

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

In November 2007, Jeff Koons's "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold for $23.6 million at Sotheby's New York, setting a world auction record for a work ...

Nuclear Power Ambivalence: the Fears and the Facts

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Germany's ambivalence about nuclear power, common in many developed countries, is again on display following the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the...