NPR FM Berlin Blog
Jul 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.
Jul 3, 2012 — It is hard not to notice that Berlin has been in a state of soccer "fuss ball"-frenzy. I have my own theory why Germany lost: Germany never had a good fuss ball song to begin with.
Jun 13, 2012 — 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.
Jun 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 30, 2012 — 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.
May 23, 2012 — Moviemento Kino on Kottbusser Damm recently screened We Want (u) to Know, a film that addresses Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
May 1, 2012 — Despite the seemingly constant comparisons, Berlin and New York share very few real similarities, according to contributor Miriam Widman. One such example: handicap access to public transportation.
Apr 25, 2012 — Neukoelln's Little Stage is a neighborhood music club where the next generation music scene is paying its dues. You'll find everything from new electronic rock, singer-songwriter, gypsy music to of course freestyle and new jazz.
Apr 24, 2012 — It's official: new age dining trends have invaded the German capital. One star example is Sauvage, a restaurant serving Paleo cuisine, a diet compromised of wild fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat. No sugar, no dairy and gluten free.