Life In Berlin

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Courtesy of Sudha David-Wilp

The Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is just around the corner. It’s no secret that a majority of Germans believe his presidency will worsen the transatlantic relationship, with me is Sudha David-Wilp, senior fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Berlin.

"Sudha, we got a glimpse of what Mr. Trump’s priorities are at his press conference last week. How was it received in Germany?" I ask her.

Life In Berlin: Beer Purity Law Revisited

Jan 12, 2017
Hugh and Hana Eckermann

Hugh Eckermann: 2016 brought many changes to Berlin craft beer community.

Hana Eckermann: New craft beer bars and breweries were opening faster than ever before; craft beer events witnessed thousands of new beer lovers, and hundreds of new beers.

Courtesy of Imran Ayata

“It’s the first time in my life where I am witnessing how a country, a society, step by step drifts into a kind of absurd disaster," says Berlin-based writer Imran Ayata.

Life In Berlin: 'The Parachute Paradox,' Part Two

Jan 5, 2017
Courtesy of Steve Sabella

We’re back with Steve Sabella, a visual artist based here in Berlin. His new memoir describes living and working as a Palestinian in exile — and details, as he says, the condition of mental exile. He joined us in the studio recently to read from his book, The Parachute Paradox. Here is the prologue, which gives the book its title:

Life In Berlin: 'The Parachute Paradox,' Part One

Jan 4, 2017
Courtesy of Steve Sabella

Steve Sabella is a Jerusalem-born and Berlin-based visual artist. His collages and photographs give concrete form to the paradoxes of life growing up Palestinian among Israeli settlements in Jerusalem’s Old City. It can be complicated, so I’ll let artist Steve Sabella introduce himself:

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