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Derelict Sensations

Berlin in the 1990s was a concrete jungle: bricks escaping from the confines of their walls, girders sagging and twisting like vines, wood being warped by the elements into elegant mis-shapes. It was as if the elements had...

Gegen: An Alernative to the Alternatives

Alternative.  What does the word even mean these days?  In its origins, the word alternative was used to label anything that could not be easily categorized or was non-mainstream.  Over time, those un-categorizable tendencies settled into categories of their...

Rubble Rebel: The Story of Ben de Biel

If you get to talking to people who have lived in Berlin for a long time, there is one name that you will probably hear again and again: Ben de Biel.  The native Hamburger (how I love using that...

Advertisers Busted by Berlin’s Street Artists

If you are waiting for a train at Goerlitzer Bahnhof today, you might notice something a little unusual about the view there.  Inside of the station’s light boxes, the usual images of flawless models striking sophisticated, sexy poses have...

Electric Hotel Lights Way Forward

What did we ever do at festivals before cell phones were invented?  Last year, when my cell phone battery died at the Nation of Gondwana I found myself literally disempowered.  Unable to communicate with my friends, I wound up...