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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.

Obama Summitry Encounters the Snowden Effect, Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.

As President Obama Speaks in Berlin, the Words of President Kennedy Are Worth a Revisit

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last week was the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's commencement address to the graduates of American University. I present an abridged version,...

Berlin Is Hot For Obama

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear reductions at the iconic Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, things got a little hot -- literall...

'Our Work Is Not Yet Done'

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over. Obama is speaking ...

Through the Lens of Helmut Newton

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

As Wallis Annenberg, of the Annenberg Foundation, said: "Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century -- the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide."