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.
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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.
The long awaited 178th annual Rixdorfer Strohballenrollen Competition, also known as "Popráci," took place this last weekend. 104,1's travel writer, Tam Eastley, visited the hay barrel rolling festival to take part in the action.
104,1's Tam Eastley recently stumbled upon a strange little German Dorffestival: the annual Rixdorf Strohballenrolle, or Hay Barrel Rolling Festival. The streets were littered with hay, ska music, petting zoo goats, and breakdancing children. The festival is celebrating its 178th year Saturday, September 10th.
Last week, Canada celebrated its 144th birthday. In Berlin, Canadian native Tam Eastley wanted to do something Canadian, experience her culture, and be patriotic. But she wondered, "What exactly is Canadian culture?"
World traveler and newest 104,1 contributor Tam Eastley takes a trip to the lively Turkish Market in Neukoelln. After visiting the markets in Izmir, Eastley says Neukoelln's market is the real deal.
This past weekend marked another round of May Day protests across Germany, most of which were based in trendy Kreuzberg and Neukoelln. Though most of the demonstrations were peaceful, some 7,000 police were dispatched to quell small pockets of violence.
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The cast and crew of Margin Call gave a press conference this morning at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Listen to what director J.C. Chandor and actor Kevin Spacey have to say about their film. Margin Call will be premiering tonight as part of the Competition section.