‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
A stroll through Sydney’s Marks Park and the nearby tourist attraction Sculptures by the Sea is a different experience if one knows the area’s brutal history.
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Wandering the city by foot helps us look beneath ordinary conceptions of the face value of a place to the meanings built up and lost over time.
What's the proper way to behave at a Holocaust memorial? Is that even the right question?
Berlin’s cult nightclub, Berghain, is guarded by bouncer, Sven Marquardt, who has become a celebrity in his own right.
Both Berlin and Johannesburg are at the centre of their respective countries' night cultures. Both cities have undergone fundamental social transitions since 1990.
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
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The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
Angela Merkel lays flowers at the scene of the attack.
The high profile attack will polarise an already strained political debate in Germany.
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
A local election with national implications.
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Past research suggests governing parties often take a hit in mid-term regional votes before recovering in national contests.
How is Berlin’s landmark art show presenting our new preoccupations?
Courtesy 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Art events should encourage us to spark new thinking outside of our cloistered world, but Berlin risks being lost in technological navel gazing.
Is Berlin’s underground scene in danger of going to the wall?
David Bowie produced some of his most innovative work while living in divided Berlin.
Bowie’s life has been under the microscope since he burst on the scene in 1969 with the smash hit, Space Oddity. We examine how the divided city of Berlin saved this extraordinary artist at his lowest ebb.
Having all your green in one place or not has been taxing urban planners for some time.
The ‘EasyJet set’ get on inexpensive flights each weekend for some techno tourism.
Some 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall – on November 9 1989 – Berlin is a utopia for many people. In otherwise precarious and uncertain lives, Berlin holds out the hope of pursuing creative work…