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Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

Thousands Of Far-Right Protesters Rally In Germany

AP | Posted 12.09.2014 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in downtown Dresden on Monday night in a rally organized by a group calling itself "Patriot...

'We Are One People' -- My Speech Before the Ruins of the Frauenkirche

Dr. Helmut Kohl | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Dr. Helmut Kohl

Thousands of people were waiting for us at the airport, a sea of black-red-golden flags fluttering in the cold December wind in between an almost forgotten white-green flag of the Saxon State. Once the plane had taxied to a standstill, I climbed down the escalator and saw Hans Modrow, who was awaiting me about 10 meters away from the steps with a blank expression on his face. I then turned around to tell the Minister of the Chancellery Rudolf Seiters: "It's done."

To Be or Not?

Francis Levy | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In a Times Sunday Review piece "Do I Have a Right to Be?" (NYT, 7/5/14) Peter Atterton, quotes the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas thusly: "What ...

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

'Merry Christmas' Bill Passes State House

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, March 13 (Reuters) - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday passed a measure that allows teachers to wish their st...

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

When it comes to being a traveling author, it helps that I did so much theater in college, and that I've taught for many years as well. I generally feel comfortable as a performer of my own work -- and my own life. And yet there's always a trace of sadness on the road, too.

5 Fascinating Former DDR Locales

Rachel Stern | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For Germans, October 3 marks the Day of German Unity (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), a national holiday commemorating Reunification in 1990. The country's five eastern German states merged with West Germany to form one nation shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Homeland II

Francis Levy | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

"Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Guiding Light For Policy Makers After 9/11, Dies at 72," was the headline of a recent obit (NYT, 8/15/13). Elshtain was Laura...

Artists Turn Building Facade Into A Giant Musical Instrument

Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

If Rube Goldberg were commissioned to design the facade of a building, we imagine the result would look something like this. Located in the he...

Floodwaters Surge Into Dresden

AP | DOROTHEE THIESING | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

DRESDEN, Germany — The surging Elbe River crested Thursday in the eastern German city of Dresden, sparing the historic city center but engulfing...

Jan Vogler's New York: Music, Museums & Murray's

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Cellist Jan Vogler has played with some of the best orchestras in the world, including our own New York Philharmonic. In his own words, Jan shares with NYC-ARTS his favorite things to do in New York City.

Germany's Winter Wonderlands

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

Despite the cold, with the thermometer often sinking below freezing, mothers in thick coats pushing baby carriages swaddled in blankets were as common as bakers with their loaves. And all around me, the world's languages and their owners drifted past, evidence that Christmas markets attract international visitors. Russian couples here, Turkish there, a moment of Italian lyric vowels and a French family outfitting their kids with wool mittens.

PHOTOS: Bavarian Celebrations In Germany's Christmas Markets

Viator | Posted 02.08.2013 | Travel
Viator

Germany's most famous Christmas Market is often referred to as the "Little Town from Wood and Clot," due to the 180 wooden market stalls decorated with red and white fabrics in the picturesque old town.

Motor City in Ruins: 'Detropia' Reveals the Decline and Fall of the American Empire

Michael Rose | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Detropia doesn't offer solutions to the financialization of the U.S. economy, but it does point a vivid picture of what our world will be like unless we find the will to turn things around.

A Quick Visit To Berlin And Dresden

Jill Fergus | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Jill Fergus

Seeing some classic sights -- and some new ones -- on a trip to Berlin and Dresden.

'Ghost Game' Sells Out

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — German club Dynamo Dresden has sold out its 32,066-capacity stadium even though fans aren't allowed in for its second-divisi...

PHOTOS: Libeskind's Museum Of German Military History Opens

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Dresden's remodeled Museum of Military History, set to open on October 15, is contained by a former armory that, thanks to the work of famed architect...

Music and Magic in Moritzburg 2011

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

With the annual August presence of Jan Vogler's Moritzburg Festival and Academy, Moritzburg has become a place for music lovers to refresh their souls.

Must-See Classical Music Festivals

Laurence Vittes | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

In the classical music game, summer music festivals are where the action is. Vail features 3 Top 10 American orchestras (Dallas, Philadelphia and New ...

PHOTOS: Before The Situation Room: Iconic War Photography

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

This month has already begotten two iconic photographs: one released, one not. The first refers to an image of the President and his staff in the Situ...

Touring Dresden With Augustus the Strong

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

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Haiku Reviews: From Classical Bach To Contemporary Mexican Murals | Los Angeles, Dresden, Long Beach

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature in which invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradi...

The Evolution of Warfare and the US Navy's "Rail Gun"

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Taylor

I was reading, with great interest, the announcement that the U.S. Navy has demonstrated a new electromagnetic "rail gun" that can shoot projectiles at Mach 7 for a distance of 100 miles. It's yet another milestone on the ever-increasing abstraction of warfare.

Daniel Libeskind's German War Museum Rumbles to Its Finish, With an Arrow in Its Heart

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

2010-09-08-holmes.jpgAccording to a fourth-generation military officer heading the project, Libeskind's proposal was chosen to symbolize a break with the country's past.