American novelist David Foster Wallace has been posthumously resurrected in Berlin's former walled-off West. Some 200 theatregoers were shuttled from the Steffi-Graf-Stadion on two double-decker buses throughout Berlin to watch performances of Wallace's most well-known novel, Infinite Jest.
It is hard not to notice that Berlin has been in a state of soccer "fuss ball"-frenzy. I have my own theory why Germany lost: Germany never had a good fuss ball song to begin with.
104,1's travel contributor, Tam Eastley, recently took a short, 60 kilometer trip south of Berlin to an enormous dome. There, she found palm trees, 26 Celsius heat, a rainforest, and sunbathers.
Two works presented in Berlin last week explore different aspects of Jewish identity through art, music, and a whole lot of talking. Newest 104,1 contributor, Giulia Pines, offers her thoughts on the play "Schweigeminute" and Der Zerbrochene Klang.
The first annual Taste Festival Berlin is taking place at the Direktorenhaus in Mitte. The festival brings together over 50 artists, chefs, food stylists, architects, and designers from around the world for 10 days of food and creativity.
Marek Claasson, one of Europe's foremost media entrepreneurs, recently gave a talk in Berlin on ArtFacts.net, an artist-run non-profit that fosters community-building and support for American creatives based in Berlin.
Moviemento Kino on Kottbusser Damm recently screened We Want (u) to Know, a film that addresses Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
Despite the seemingly constant comparisons, Berlin and New York share very few real similarities, according to contributor Miriam Widman. One such example: handicap access to public transportation.
Neukoelln's Little Stage is a neighborhood music club where the next generation music scene is paying its dues. You'll find everything from new electronic rock, singer-songwriter, gypsy music to of course freestyle and new jazz.
It's official: new age dining trends have invaded the German capital. One star example is Sauvage, a restaurant serving Paleo cuisine, a diet compromised of wild fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat. No sugar, no dairy and gluten free.
There are few things young Berliners like better than abandoned buildings, and many are flocking to the deserted sanatorium in Beelitz, which houses the undisputed king of ghostowns, Teufelsberg, West Berlin's Cold War listening station.
The Staatsoper's Daniel Barenboim is directing a production of the opera, Lulu. Barenboim, Musical Director, commissioned the conductor and composer, David Robert Coleman, to rework the final act for a premiere production by Andrea Breth.
La Monte Young, a founding figure of minimalist music, had his European premiere of "The Dream House," a collaboration with lighting designer Marian Zazeela at the Villa Elisabeth as part of Berlin's MaerzMusik last week.