Entries Tagged as 'Society'

Friday, March 7th, 2008

A City on Two Wheels

Now with the BVG (the city’s subway, bus and tram authority) on strike and the German Rail owned Berlin speed train system (S-Bahn) heading into the same direction, visitors and citizens alike are forced to evade and make use of their two- or four-wheeled companions. One can bet to be caught up in a gridlock […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Local Web Grabs 1.0

If Hamburg is the capital of print media, Berlin definitely earned to be called the capital of online and interactive media. Eboy, for example was one of the homegrown digital design factories that made their pixel style big in Japan and around the world. Needless to say, we could fill a whole blog just with […]

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The Yellow Menace

Matt Groening has done it. Finally, the “America’s best tv show” (according to slate.com) hit the big screen. Movie theaters across Germany prepared for thousands of visitors to see “The Simpson’s Movie” starting from yesterday, July 26 – and stocked up on popcorn, tacos and soda pops to enable “Homer”-esque feeding frenzies in the comfort […]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Cool down, Berlin.

This summer is going to be boiling with great events throughout the city. So better cool down and check out these in time – neat spots and smart stores to keep your mind & body at a safe temperature. Featured by Luftbruecke.
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Hummus Shala
For the creamiest hummus and pita in town, chill down in this backyard hideout […]

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

10 Rules for travelling with the BVG

After stumbling upon this article of The Morning News and reading Jason Kottke’s “Rules for the NYC subway”, I was inspired to put together a similar manifest of urban etiquette for Berlin:
1 Don’t smoke on the platform. It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s outside, but there is nothing more nasty than walking through a […]

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Goodbye Tempelhof

There comes a time when people will tell you of Berlin’s three Airports: Tegel, Schönefeld and Tempelhof. With the beginning of the next year, you can cross the last one out. Berlin’s supreme administrative court ruled today that they see no meaning in further sustaining this inner-city airport since the all new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport […]

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

A Perfect Morning In Berlin

A new year, a new contest. This time, we like you to capture in a photo or collage what you believe is the perfect Berlin morning. Katerfrühstück at a Café on Kastanienallee? Waking up in the arms of your lover, facing the tv-tower? Jogging down Tiergarten? We look forward to all your great ideas!
Deadline is […]

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Berlin’s Golden January

No snow in January? So what? Check out Gold, a young print mag and blog on authors, novels, poems and literature-related events around Berlin and Potsdam.
Or visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) for the photographic documentation “Übergänge” (”Transitions”) of Angelika Kampfer and Ewald Hentze of a country in transformation, from shortly before the […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

State of the Union

Today, Merkel has completed her first year in office as the first female chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. On this day, Germany finds itself in an once more growing economy, in the midst of a long range of reforms. For some, these reforms simply don’t go fast enough, and as pointed out in […]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

“Let them come to Berlin…”

… to take a look at the brand new John F. Kennedy Museum at Pariser Platz / Unter den Linden. The exhibition that opened its doors this past saturday (November 11) displays among amazing photographs the note that the former US President had prepared for his speech at Rathaus Schöneberg on June 26, 1963, the […]