Author Archives: aaronwiener

Well That Was Brief

Bright and early tomorrow, I hit the skies. Sometime in the late morning EDT, I’ll reach American airspace. The air will be warmer, brighter, and filled with more car exhaust and factory emissions but less cigarette smoke than what I’m … Continue reading

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Socialism Lives!

OK, it’s not exactly socialism, nor is it fair to pass judgment based one one single snapshot in time. But today’s FAZ brings the news that the unemployment rate here sank 0.4% last month, to 7.2%. The number of unemployed … Continue reading

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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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