Archives: May 2012

Body Painting: Epidermis In Extremis

It’s no secret why the  revellers at big, messy, drink-fuelled street festivals like Love Parade and Mardi Gras prefer to paint their faces and bodies.  What better way to dodge the consequences of their actions?   Those morning-after flashbacks that leave one thinking, “That wasn’t me, was...

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...