Archive for the ‘Berlin’ Category

Nice to honor Ludwig Mies van der Rohe‘s birthday today with a Google doodle. Remembering Mies van der Rohe also fits with reminding forced emigration by German, especially artists, avantgardists, musicians, and of course the Jews who managed to do so, before World War II, an issue that I have been reflecting about lately through […]


Berlinale 2012

21Feb12

It is cold in Berlin, it snows, yet, I am excited! It’s Berlinale time, another round of the Berlin film festival. A week standing in lines for tickets, displacing myself from one cinema to another, trying to grab a bite in between films. After last year’s extensive coverage, I still managed to submerge myself a […]


Berlin

27Apr11

Oh, and Washington is only a couple of hours away from Berlin, and a couple of miles from Ocean City. No comparison to Berlin though, the other Berlin, over in Germany, you know. Other than that the Delmarva peninsula shines with Frankford, a lot of British city names (Oxford, Cambridge), and Vienna.


Fujiya & Miyagi

10Mar11

Amazing gig by Fujiya & Miyagi at Lido in Berlin tonight. Green fits well…  


Border crossing

06Mar11

Mexico, USA, Berlin. History repeats itself. Where is the next frontier? Found in Berlin, Potsdamer Platz.


Ok, I have promised it. Here it goes: Golden Bear for Best Film En Terrain Connus. Because it surprised me. It kept me intrigued. It made me laugh. And it made me build up a sympethy for its characters as no other film did! And it not only had great actors, but also great sound […]


I was so busy watching movies over the weekend, that I didn’t get to write up a couple of lines as previously. So now the Berlinale is over. I do not (yet) show withdrawal symptoms. They will come though, latest tonight. Nice that the Arsenal repeats some of the Forum films. Make sure you catch […]