Eine Berliner Schule für New York

     |    Tuesday, der 19. November 2013

Zur Berliner Schule werden eine Reihe von deutschen Filmregisseuren gezählt, die von Berlin aus arbeiten und ist mit Namen wie Angela Schanelec, Christian Petzold und Christoph Hochhäusler verbunden. Wie die Berliner Zeitung berichtet, ist der sogenannten Berliner Schule ab Ende November diesen Jahres eine erste umfassende Retrospektive im New Yorker MoMA gewidmet. In der deutschen 

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

     |    Monday, der 16. May 2011

When I first heard the news this morning on CNN according to which Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged today with sexually assaulting a maid at a New York hotel, I was astonished and thought right away that this could not at all be true. For some reason, I have always liked this French politician and would 

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Arthur Russell vs. xXx

     |    Wednesday, der 4. May 2011

Following reports on the release of music sessions with avantgarde composer/cellist/dance music producer Arthur Russell and Beat generation co-founder Allen Ginsberg (see blog post), another, even more unlikely collaboration has surfaced. In 1986, Russell recorded with a young rapper and breakdancer he discovered in the West Village by the name of Mark Sinclair Vincent. Gary 

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Berlinale: BLANK CITY – the New York No Wave film scene revisited

     |    Thursday, der 18. February 2010

Céline Danhier’s documentary BLANK CITY uncovers amazing footage of Super 8 and 16mm film gems made in the late 1970s and early 1980s in downtown (Lower Eastside) New York. At that time, New York City was practically bankrupt (the federal government refused a bailout, somewhat comparable to the German Federal Court denying Berlin Mayor Klaus 

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