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The Revolution Will Not Be Trivialized

Is there really a ‘war’ between the sexes? Not if you define ‘war’ as an armed conflict between two groups of people who already have lands, rights and freedoms of their own. In a ‘war’ both sides usually have...

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...