Berlin Diary: Hart aber Herzlich

     |    Friday October 1st, 2010

On a plane after a particularly rough landing, the flight attendent came over the loadspeakers to welcome everyone to the capital city. She made an attempt to smooth over the rough ride and said in German: “Wilkommen in Berlin. Die Landung war, wie die Stadt selbst – hart aber herzlich.” True! Very true.  Most Berliners 

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Berlin Diary: How To Copy Right

     |    Wednesday September 22nd, 2010

The artist Kripoe paints his trademark clenched fist onto a sign in the middle of the Spree River in Berlin (how did he get up there?) and puts a copyright symbol next to it. It’s 2003. But sometime in 2004 he thinks: ‘this copyright stuff sucks’. He paddles back to the sign, whips out a 

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Berlinale: Banksy presents Exit Through The Gift Shop

     |    Sunday February 14th, 2010

Tall tale? Or did this all really happen? Whatever! The story told by enigmatic street artist Banksy in his debut film is still in touch with reality. Exit Through the Gift Shop is a dizzying and intriguing documentary that leaves you rubbing your eyes and asking in disbelief DID I REALLY JUST SEE THAT? A 

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