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From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Tahrir Square: The Case for Freedom, Democracy, and Peace

Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias

1.From Berlin to Berlin NEVER AGAIN. These were the words used by Winston Churchill in the aftermath of the bloody, cruel and devastating Second Worl...

Why People are Flocking to Berlin

This Is My City | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Berlin is distinctly anti-capitalist and it puts humanity and culture before money. It's a city where people go to live for cheap while they make things -- art, music, cultural output in general. It's also a place where people go to dance the night away.

Best of Venice: Julia, a True Anti-Conformist Heroine

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The German documentary Julia tells the fascinating true life tale of a beautiful Lithuanian transexual prostitute living in Berlin, and accompanies her voyage through nearly ten years, thanks to the lens and love of filmmaker J. Jackie Baier.

Meret Oppenheim Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

This Meret Oppenheim exhibition shows the whole spectrum her oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. This retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover her extraordinary work.

Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

This Is My City | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the vibe is bright and airy. Yellow trams, espressos, ornate Azulejo tiles, sunshine, seafood and drinking on the streets at night. It's a hilly city and this makes for spectacular viewpoints everywher

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

White Spots

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Sometimes, if only rarely, a political author stays fresh over time, over a long time. One of those is Kurt Tucholsky. Tucholsky was a German Jew born in 1890s Berlin who took his own life in 1935, in Sweden.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Food and the City - Urban Farming for the Late Summer Traveling Foodie

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Urban farming might be among the most popular food topics in recent years. Few people can avoid the charm of some rural idyll right in the middle of the city.

Jonathan Hollander's Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

Jim Luce | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I've always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things--positively impacting lives in meaningful ways. Recently I met a ...

10 Hotels with Scandalous Pasts

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Hotels are the perfect places for the rich and famous to engage in questionable conduct. They're private enough to be concealed from prying public eyes, yet they're also an exciting escape from the monotony of home. It's no wonder that hotels have provided the backdrop for many of this century's most notorious scandals.

Can Merkel Survive Snowden, and Other Jokes

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Will the NSA scandal hurt Angela Merkel in the upcoming elections? If Merkel is seen as a tool of the NSA, that might make her collateral damage.

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

Best Bars for Your European Buzz

Party Earth | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Alcohol in Europe is not simply a means to an end (as it is for many college students in the United States). Whether beer, wine, vodka, or whisky it's...

Berlin: A City of Memories -- and Memorials -- from a Horrible War

Rick Steves | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Berliners look at any mound in a park knowing that it's rubble from their bombed-out city -- bulldozed and landscaped after the destruction of World W...

Berlin Is Still a Work in Progress

Rick Steves | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Berlin is one of Europe's hottest destinations. The city is as vibrant and exciting as ever. Locals are bragging that it just surpassed Rome as the third most-visited city in Europe.

Europe's Best Hidden Eats

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From local holes-in-the-wall to trendy clandestine establishments, travelers to Europe have plenty of ways to veer off the tired tourist track when they dine. At these hidden spots, diners can immerse themselves in the local culture and be in the know despite being far from home.

How to Explore Europe - on a Budget

Party Earth | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Those lucky enough to be traversing not one but several European cities over the course of a few weeks or, as is more likely, months, may worry about ...

Can't Miss Things to do in Berlin

Party Earth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

First time visitors to Germany's capital city of Berlin will find they have no shortage of culturally stimulating destinations well worth exploring. But since there are so many things to do, we've narrowed it down for you.

Berlin Builds Memorial To Nazi Euthanasia Victims

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | World

BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) - Berlin has laid the foundations for a memorial to a largely neglected group of Nazi victims - hundreds of thousands of m...

Hans Richter: The Future Is Now (at LACMA)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The exhibition "Hans Richter: Encounters" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator's dream: retrospective of a somewhat obscure, multiplatform artist, who is equally adept (and revolutionary) in painting and film.

Indian Summer: Top 7 South Asian Exhibitions This Month

Austin Considine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Traveling this summer? Hot on the heels of a major South Asian Modern and Contemporary art auction in London last month, several South Asian artists r...

Police Shoot Naked Man Wielding Knife At Landmark Berlin Fountain

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

BERLIN — Police fatally shot a naked man who brandished a knife at officers in a landmark Berlin fountain on Friday, officials said. Passers-by...

Germany Hails U.S. Ties 50 Years After JFK Berlin Speech

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Germany hailed the endurance of transatlantic ties Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of US president John F. Kennedy's stirring Cold War declaration "...

Kennedy, Obama and Berlin

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

In 1963, Berliners were hoping that Americans would protect them from the next war. In 2013, Berliners are afraid that Americans will drag them even further into a war they have not signed up for in the first place.