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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.
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.
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 23, 2012 Moviemento Kino on Kottbusser Damm recently screened We Want (u) to Know, a film that addresses Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
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.
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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 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 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 27, 2012 Novelist Michael Ondaatje recently spoke at the Akademie Der Künste about his new book, The Cat's Table.
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.
February 2, 2012 This year's Berlinale film festival will be featuring 18 international films that will compete for the Silver and Golden Bear Awards. The festival begins February 9th.
December 26, 2011 The Deutsche Oper, for its "premiere production" of the opera Pecheurs de Perles, presented a concert performance that allowed the company to maintain its high standard for leading soloists.
December 19, 2011 Globetrotter, the outdoors store at Rathaus Steglitz, has set up a traditional Mongolian yurt, or tent. Visitors can learn about Mongolian culture, history, art and customs.
December 8, 2011 The international architecture symposium, Min to Max, will bring together architects, artists, and activists from all over the world this weekend. Influential architects attending the conference include the New York Times' critic, Michael Kimmelman, Anne Lacaton, and many others.
October 20, 2011 This month's music tip highlights maestro Bruno Kliegl who will be performing on his glass harmonica at the Kulturzentrum in Prenzlauer Berg. The glass harmonica's popularity did not last beyond the 18th century due to strange rumors that using the instrument caused both musicians and their listeners to go mad.
October 17, 2011 This past Saturday, an estimated 10,000 protesters marched from Alexanderplatz to the Reichstag as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests that went global this weekend.
October 3, 2011 The first annual North Korean film week just wrapped up this weekend. Twenty-one films from North Korea were screened for German audiences -the first film retrospective of its kind anywhere in the world.
September 26, 2011 North Korea is not exactly famous for its films, but this week, the Babylon Theatre in Mitte is hosting the first annual North Korean Film Week. Travel writer Tam Eastley spoke to the festival's coordinator about goals for the event and what viewers can expect from a country known for its use of propaganda.
September 20, 2011 Berlin senate election results are in, and, in an otherwise predictable election, Die Piraten managed to surprise. The Pirate Party's electoral gains proved so unexpected the party may not have enough candidates to fill all of its seats.
September 6, 2011 Members of the Buergerbewegung Pro Deutschland, or "Pro Germany Citizen's Movement" party recently gathered in Neukoelln as part of an "anti-Islamification rally."
August 23, 2011 There's nothing British about Shakespeare Im Park Berlin. Goerlitzer Park is the stage for Henry IV, and the production moves in and around it, interacting and entertaining with strange characters afoot. It's a truly Berlin experience: unusual, interactive, bilingual, and absolutely amazing.
August 19, 2011 As Richard Wagner's bicentenary approaches in 2013, the Neukoellner Oper opened a new series on August 18th to explore "worldwide social and economic turbulence" with the premiere of Rheingold Feuerland, with music by Simon Stockhausen.
August 17, 2011 Thousands of scantily clad demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin this past weekend for "Slutwalk," a series of global protests criticizing the belittlement of rape and the treatment of victims of sexual violence.
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