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Elinor Burkett "Kanye" Oscar Moment Mashup With Berlin Poker Robbery

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harmon Leon

Two of the most astounding video moments this week had to be: Crazy lady Elinor Burkett pulling a Kayne West on director Roger Ross Williams at the A...

The Armory Show; Contemporary Art in New York

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
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Lauri Lyons

Since 1913, The Armory Show Art Fair has been the preeminent international exhibition of modern art in the United States.

With Max Raabe, Style Is Substance

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

You'd have to go back to Fred Astaire to find someone who looked as at home in white tie and tails as the German baritone Max Raabe.

Young, Gifted and Beautiful in NYC

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

In New York, every day guarantees fresh delight, bemusement and sometimes puzzlement from a fashionable fraternity of youth determined to be cool.

German Jesuit Schools Face 115 Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The number of students who claim they were sexually abused by Jesuit priests at schools across Germany has jumped to 115, a lawyer said...

Foreign Arabic-Language TV: An Exercise in Futility?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're tripping over each other. American, British, French, Russian, Chinese and Turkish satellite TV channels want a piece of the Arab viewers' p...

Netanyahu heads to Berlin for long-awaited joint cabinet session

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior ministers in his cabinet are expected in Berlin Monday for the annual meeting between the govern...

Leaders to mark fall of Berlin Wall

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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German capital to celebrate 20th anniversary of collapse that led to reunification....

Biography tracks the rise and fame of David Bowie

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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— "Bowie: A Biography" (Crown, 448 pages, $26.99) by Marc Spitz: David Bowie knows what he's singing about when he performs "Changes." After making a big splash in the early 1970s as Ziggy Stardust, he went on to become the Thin White Duke, an artsy Berlin angst rocker, the "straight" Bowie of "Let's Dance" and more recently the distinguished rock elder who goes to fashion events with his model wife, Iman.

The career full of characters obscures the less fantastic, but very interesting, back story of David Jones, a British teen in the '60s who desperately wanted to make it big. He joins some R&B bands, dabbles in acting and mime, changes his last name to Bowie and records a painful-to-listen-to-now single titled "The Laughing Gnome" that seems to channel Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Nothing in particular sticks until he records the 1969 single "Space Oddity." Bowie later goes all-in with his pioneering glam character Ziggy, the one with the screwed up eyes and snow-white tan. Bowie never looks back, never stops changing.

Spitz, a music journalist, does a decent job of tracking Bowie's evolution through copious research and interviews with dozens of people who knew him.

Spitz clearly gets Bowie, and this is an unapologetic fan-boy biography. He is good at analyzing what Bowie accomplished, why it matters and what was likely influencing him at the time. He has insightful things to say about landmark Bowie songs "Life on Mars?" and "Heroes."

GOP Purity Test Echoes Berlin in 1933

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Finally, Republicans have memorialized their flat-earth style of politics by demanding that their candidates stop thinking and swear a purity oath. Regardless of whether it's dumb luck at work here, Obama should be grateful.

Berlin Wall Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall Monday. Here is a look at this historic day in photos. Get HuffPost World On Fac...

When The Berlin Wall Fell: Commentary

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I first saw the Berlin Wall in 1971. It was then about 10 years old and was the ugliest human structure I'd ever seen: gray, brutal, pitiless, unyield...

Liaquat Ahamed: Learning From the Great Depression | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Liaquat Ahamed: Learning From the Great Depression The author of The Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed, was a...

EasyJet apologizes for photo shoot at Holocaust memorial

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Budget airline easyJet has apologized for printing photographs of models posing at Berlin's Holocaust memorial in its in-flight magazine and says it h...

Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Garrick Utley, the president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and Rana Foroohar, senior editor of Newsweek's international ...

Which leader contributed most to the fall of the Berlin Wall? | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Gorbachev and other notable Soviet leaders. Photo: Flickr user hangele Today is the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. World...

Ex-leaders mark fall of Berlin Wall

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bush Sr, Gorbachev and Kohl reunite in Germany 20 years after the momentous event....

End of Year, 2009

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

2009 was certainly not a year of triumphs for mankind nor human kindliness. The world economic crisis is neither diagnostically nor therapeutically on the way to a solution.

Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences ...

Celebrating Berlin While Enabling Israel's Apartheid Wall

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall highlights both the inherent thirst for freedom and proclivity to hypocrisy ingrained in the human condition.

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

New Reissues Prove Kraftwerk Is the Most Important Band Ever

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. It was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living.

Two documents handwritten by Kafka sold at Swiss auction

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN - While a legal battle is still underway in Israel over the fate of Franz Kafka's manuscripts in Tel Aviv, two documents in the noted author's ...

Uncommon Knowledge: Vaclav Klaus | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Uncommon Knowledge: Vaclav Klaus Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1941 during WW II, Vaclav Klaus grew up during the Cold War. After earning a doct...

20 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

20 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain Twenty years have passed since the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The epo...