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Police Release Photo Of Mysterious 'Forest Boy'

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

BERLIN -- Berlin police on Wednesday released photos of an English-speaking teenage boy who wandered into the city nine months ago saying he had been ...

Pan Am Memories of My Adventures to Tokyo and Kyoto

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

At Tokyo's airport I kissed Michael 'goodbye' and gave him my address in New York, but after a few letters, I never heard from him again. 'Tokyo Michael' was how I remembered him and don't regret one moment we spent together.

Germans Building Park Space On Top Of Autobahn

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

Three districts of Hamburg, Germany that have been divided by the A7 autobahn for 30 years are about to be reunited by a $1 billion public park that w...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Clothed in History

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Pearl Gould's Uncle Elie and Aunt Esther started the Broadway Silk Store during the Great Depression, and it looks much as it did when Hoover was president. Like Pearl, it's stitched together by time.

Can Ethnic Pride Translate into Hatred?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Does being an activist for your own race mean discriminating against others?

Reagan on a Unicorn: Imagining a Republican Paradise

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A utopia only for the rich is no utopia at all. Americans have to decide whether they are going to continue to chase after an unobtainable mirage, or choose to construct a society where the vast majority have the same chance at a happy and prosperous life as the lucky few.

Media Mogul Dead At 84

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

BERLIN — Leo Kirch, a German media mogul whose television-based empire unraveled in a spectacular bankruptcy nearly a decade ago, died Thursday....

Secret Nazi Codes Show Support In Germany

Newser | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

Swastikas may be outlawed in Germany, but that doesn't mean that neo-Nazi signs have disappeared....

Exodus From Exile, Ourselves And Hatred

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

It is not as easy as it might seem to move away from hatred, since it can feel like giving up or giving in. When we are tied by hatred, whether to our stories or our religion, we cannot be free.

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

Sarah Jessica Parker: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sarah Jessica Parker is the most intriguing of paradoxes. Best known as sophisticated fashionista Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, she somehow manages to also embody the girl next door.

Message In A Bottle Turns Up After 24 Years

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Nearly a quarter-century after a German boy tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea, he's received an answer. A 13-year-o...

Revolutionary Cake Shop?

Crane.tv | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts
Crane.tv

Fuck the Backmischung! It is plastered in pink on the windows. Unless you speak Deutsche, I'm sure you have on...

Should David Cassidy Have Let His Roots Show on Celebrity Apprentice?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

David Cassidy -- the Justin Bieber of the 1970s -- had a tough go of it on Celebrity Apprentice. Like the many who are old enough to remember the day...

Colorado Congress Of Foreign Teachers Awards Innovation Grant To Boulder Waldorf Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The dearth of emphasis on foreign languages in American schools is no secret. The American education system's seeming lack of interest in teaching se...

I've Got a Crush on Steven Tyler's Grandfather

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

I'm not sure whether he keeps coming back or was never gone, but what's certain is that Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will be coming into America's living...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

New Year's weekend is the perfect opportunity to clean out our internal hard drives, and begin to bring more balance to our lives (I don't know anyone who doesn't need more balance, so will someone please go ahead and create an app for that already?!). How about beginning with a list of three things you thought you would do one day but, realistically, you never will. You can just declare them complete. For example, I always wanted to learn German and be able to read many of my favorite authors in the original. But the truth is, I'm never going to. So I've declared learning German complete and crossed it off my list. By deleting things from your mind that you will one day, some day do, you're freeing up space to devote yourself to projects you are truly committed to. So what are you going to cross off your list to make room for all your New Year's resolutions as 2011 kicks into gear?

Knut The Polar Bear Celebrates His Birthday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Knut, Germany's favorite polar bear, has celebrated his 4th birthday with a lavish party at his zoo attended by about 250 people. Fish...

Nothing's 'Hoff' Limits: Hasselhoff Talks New Show and Roasting Himself (VIDEO)

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

No one can roast or poke fun of David Hasselhoff better than David Hasselhoff. No topic is off limits, be it his alcoholism, divorce, or that infamous YouTube burger video.

What Language Do You Dream In?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

It doesn't happen that often any more, but there are still times when my English-born wife gently, and sometimes not so gently, awakens me in the middle of the night to tell me that I have been talking in my sleep again in Spanish.

Foreign Language, Foreign Land: Reading My Book in a New Language

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I'm just back from a book tour of over two weeks in Germany where I did something I never dreamed of doing: I read from my new memoir in German.

Egyptian Clampdown on Press Freedom Gaining Pace

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Noted, controversial media figures critical of the Egyptian regime are being sacked ahead of legislative elections in November.

Language and Being American in the World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

It is not unusual for US interpreters in Afghanistan to be ignorant of the languages they claimed to be fluent in. Faking understanding of a foreign language is a common vanity.

Bloody Monday: Glenn Beck, FOX News, Gov. Jan Brewer and the Louisville Massacre Anniversary

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

FOX News host Glenn Beck's reportedly German (Catholic) immigrant ancestors would be ashamed. As we learn more about Beck's inciting rhetoric against...

Croatian Girl Only Speaks German After Coma

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctor's are baffled by a 13-year-old Croatian girl who fell into a coma - and woke speaking fluent German. The girl's parents said their daughter ha...