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.
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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.
Moviemento Kino on Kottbusser Damm recently screened We Want (u) to Know, a film that addresses Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
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.
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.
"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.
Novelist Michael Ondaatje recently spoke at the Akademie Der Künste about his new book, The Cat's Table.
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.