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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.

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

Sister Corita Kent Retrospective in Berlin (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The retrospective exhibition Sister Corita: Let The Sun Shine In at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin (Germany) documents Corita's practice during over 30 years which she spent in Los Angeles, where she produced a variety of serigraph or screen-printed images.

Terri Nunn: Guest Judging Drag Race Influenced New Berlin Video

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.16.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

During a telephone interview, Terri Nunn of Berlin revealed the Los Angeles-based runner-up of both RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 2 and RuPaul's All-Star Drag Race is heavily featured in the music video introducing their seventh studio album, Animal.

Myths And Truths: The Most Romantic Cities Around The World

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Paris and Venice are arguably the most romantic cities in the world. But are they?

WWII-Era Weapons And Ammo Found In Berlin Forest

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a cache of WWII-era munitions has been found in a western part of the city, which had been the scene of particularly...

Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg: Hoods of Berlin, 2011

Christine Deakers | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Christine Deakers

This is an excerpt from the longer essay, "Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg," the travel nonfiction on Berlin, its cool kids and the lines, labels and ...

Transmediale, Berghain and Berlin

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 04.12.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

It's been a long 25 years since the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Berlin in 2014 is an extraordinary modern city, a global safe-haven for leftists marxist feminists artists conceptualists dissidents & activists.

Snowden in Berlin

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

I attended a two-day conference in Berlin, "As Darkness Falls: Theory and Practice of Self Empowerment in the Age of Digital Control." It threw me into complete distress.

Will This Be The Center Of Berlin's Interfaith Movement?

Religion News Service | MELANIE SEVCENKO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

BERLIN (RNS) At a church near Berlin’s bustling Alexanderplatz, an evangelical pastor, a rabbi and an imam have conducted interfaith services on spe...

Christmas in Berlin

Marisa Churchill | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

Most of us have just taken down our Christmas trees and welcomed in the new year. But it's never too early to start planning for December. If you've ever dreamt of a winter wonderland, then perhaps it's time to consider a German Christmas.

5 Reasons Why Berlin Wins

Jonathan Hirsch | Posted 03.07.2014 | Taste
Jonathan Hirsch

Across the ocean, far away there lies a magical city that puts Brooklyn, San Francisco and all other major capitals of hip-ness to shame. Some call it paradise. Others the new Shangri-La. You can call it Berlin.

Lotte Laserstein's Return to Berlin

Tom Christie | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
Tom Christie

Three years after Abend Über Potsdam/Evening Over Potsdam was finished, in 1933, Laserstein was officially classified as "three-quarters Jewish"; her life as a German artist, just begun, also appeared to be finished.

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

GAYOT.com | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
GAYOT.com

You're Invited! When: December 31, 2013-January 1, 2014. Where: The Best Places in the World to Celebrate the New Year.

The World's 10 Best Cities For Young People

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

How do you determine the best city for young people to live in the entire world? It’s a tricky and subjective endeavor to say the least, but a ne...

The Colonel and the President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

THE COLONEL AND THE PRESIDENT IN MEMORIAM John F. Kennedy and Sir Denis Hamilton DSO They were born A year apart Both became war heroes The one a P...

Maverick Hedge Funder Jeffrey Epstein Funds the First Humanoids in Berlin

Greg Voakes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Greg Voakes

There is a virtual new world in Berlin that is one step closer to replicating the human mind. Thanks to funding from a maverick New York science investor called Jeffrey Epstein, virtual and robotic models of the human brain are moving away from traditional algorithms with deterministic pathways, towards a realm of emotional, less predictable androids.