Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bluegrass in Berlin — Not the Next Big Thing

If there’s any song that’ll get a crowd of American twenty-somethings riled up and singing along, it’s “Wagon Wheel.” Old Crow Medicine Show managed to take a form of music generally regarded as quaint and turn it into something massively … Continue reading

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MIA

I’m sorry, dear readers, for having dropped out of touch. I just checked, and saw that I haven’t posted anything in a week. My bad. But I’ve got an excuse, I swear! It’s been an insanely busy week. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Beach: A Quintessential Berlin Experience

It’s counterintutive, isn’t it? But Berlin actually has quite a few beach bars along the Spree River. They come in all shapes and sizes. My first taste of the beach bar scene came early in my time here, at a … Continue reading

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Berlin

The city with the world’s highest ratio of horse shit to actual horses. It’s a biological wonder.

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A Story You Can Actually Read: Nuclear Power Piece in Foreign Policy

Apologies to all you non-German speakers for my last piece, which probably didn’t do much for you beyond the pretty pictures. Here’s one you’ll have an easier time making sense of. And since FP decided not to use any of … Continue reading

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That Merkel Photo

Some of you have asked me to see a photo from my brief encounter with Angela Merkel earlier today. Well, don’t get too excited, but here it is. By the time I got my camera out, she was already ducking … Continue reading

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A Very Good Day

Today, so far at least, is a very good day. Here’s why: It’s freakin’ gorgeous out. Near 70 and sunny. Just biked through town without a jacket, and it felt great. I just had an excellent interview with an American … Continue reading

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