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Unified Germany at 25: More Normal, More Independent

(This essay, abridged, was originally published as “Germany’s Unification a Huge Success,” in the Providence Journal on October 3, 2015. For more analysis, please see my book:  926 more words

Book Reviews: Texas Island, Sci-fi Sex, East German Life

It’s okay that I thought “You’re a thirty thirty girl” when she told me it was her 30th birthday, but didn’t say it out loud. . 1,547 more words


Three Brothers from a Different Era - Holzmarkstraße 69, 73 & 75

by Chloe Rachel

Holzmarktstraße at Jannowitzbrücke has some of the tallest, most modern, and strangest buildings I have seen in Berlin. It houses three brothers called 75 (red and yellow), 73 (blue and yellow), and 69 (yellow and blue). 665 more words

Architecture Critiques

One of the Stupidest Articles Ever Published

One of the stupidest articles ever published by a major newspaper appeared on Wednesday, and although one might be inclined to just ignore it as a passing attempt to increase paper sales, there’s a real chance some people took it seriously. 1,109 more words


Some personal thoughts and memories on the German reunification

I grew up in a Germany that was split. I remember sitting in front of the TV with my grandparents. Some sporting event was going on. 959 more words

What's On My Mind

Some films set in East Germany.



  Documentary used to advertise the merits of the East German classical music and culture-loving population in  direct contrast to the ‘decadent’, western pop music. 322 more words

German Cinema

Prelude to The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

Getting to Berlin

I need to back track a bit on this post, because I wrote my first two posts out of order relative to my entire trip. 2,314 more words

25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Wall