Tag Archives: Berlin

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43 Things I’d Talk About If You Took Me Out Today For My 43rd Birthday

Today is my birthday. Here are some random thoughts, most of them not birthday related, which you should read because hey, it’s my birthday. Also: there are jokes. Continue reading




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Prenzlauer Berg in 1992 shot by Fllickr User Genial 23, published under Creative Commons.

The Bio-Mutti of Prenzlauer Berg and Me

Ben Fergusson on tthe Bio-Mutti, Berlin’s new “bio-mother” and how she’s changing the city. Continue reading




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The Schaubühne

In Berlin in the early 90s, Lawrence Benner—who at the time is a squatter and a subway musician—wangles a job reading plays for The Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Continue reading




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