Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
by Abigail Wick
July 16, 2012 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.
by Anouschka Pearlman
July 3, 2012 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.
by Tam Eastley
June 13, 2012 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.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/154843554/154848888" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
by Giulia Pines
June 8, 2012 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.
by Layne Mosler
May 31, 2012 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.
May 30, 2012 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.
May 23, 2012 Moviemento Kino on Kottbusser Damm recently screened We Want (u) to Know, a film that addresses Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
by Miriam Widman
May 1, 2012 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.
April 25, 2012 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.
by Molly Hannon
April 24, 2012 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.
by Rachel Beddow
April 19, 2012 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.
by Rebecca Schmid
April 3, 2012 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.
March 29, 2012 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.
March 21, 2012 To mark the centennial of his birth, the Berliner Festspiele is exploring the legacy of American composer, John Cage, at this year's MaerzMusik.
March 16, 2012 How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Berlin? If you don't want to sit at home with a pack of Guinness this year, head out to Spreewaldplatz this Saturday for the St. Patrick's Day Festival Berlin.
March 13, 2012 Leoš Janácek's "Jenufa," currently playing at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, is a work of great psychological complexity despite its naturalist setting of Moravian peasant life.
March 7, 2012 The Staatsoper Intendant, Jürgen Flimm, has converted the heating plant Kraftwerk for the Berlin premiere of Luigi Nono's Al Gran Sole Carico d'Amore.
March 6, 2012 "Music Fund," an initiative from Ictus Ensemble in Brussels and Oxfam, gives support to music schools and trains repair technicians of musical instruments in developing countries and conflict areas. Hundreds of instruments are collected in Europe each year and redistributed.
February 29, 2012 At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the cycle, "Open, which took place February 18 -26, explored Hungarian and Hungarian-inspired music from Brahms to contemporary composers.
February 27, 2012 Novelist Michael Ondaatje recently spoke at the Akademie Der Künste about his new book, The Cat's Table.
by Monika Mueller-Kroll
February 21, 2012 Caesar Must Die, the film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, won the top prize, the Golden Bear, for best film at the 62nd Berlinale. American actress Meryl Streep was awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement.
February 18, 2012 Berlin's Rundfunkchor has a new production of "Human Requiem," a nod to Brahms' "German Requiem," at the Radialsystem. It sets out to transcend the traditional stand-and-deliver choral format.
February 16, 2012 This Saturday at Arena Berlin, you can watch what is perhaps the ultimate Berlin sport: Roller Derby. Three home teams from Berlin Bombshells will kick off the season.
by Jennifer Collins
February 15, 2012 Thousands of Berliners participated in global protests this weekend against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) currently making its way through the EU.
February 13, 2012 Miriam Widman recently took a long bus trip down to Italy. Though the 16 hour trip proved long and a little boring, Widman says she was struck by the sense of community that developed- something not likely to happen in the US.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor