Life In Berlin

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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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On the last day of 2016, I went to different places around Berlin to get a sense of the mood in the city and to see how people coped with the recent Christmas market attack. I meet American William Toll in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz, the site of the truck attack where twelve people were killed on December 19th.

"So you are no stranger to Berlin," I ask him.

Life in Berlin: Berliner Winter

Dec 19, 2016
Berliner Winter

Berliner winters can drag on. The days are short and mostly grey. Cold winds whip across the broad streets.

Life In Berlin: The Louis Lewandowski Festival

Dec 15, 2016
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“In one of the darkest years of German history, 1933, there were more than twelve synagogues in Berlin with over 10,000 seats each. None without an organ. And they all played Lewandowski.” So says businessman Nils Busch-Peterson.

Life In Berlin: The City's Oldest Chocolatier

Dec 13, 2016

The Sawade Pralinen and Trüffelmanufaktur is in Reineckendorf, north past Tegel airport. It’s only 9 in the morning but already the factory is in full swing.