Category archives: Art & Culture

The Nicest Christmas Traditions

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Even though christmas is celebrated all around the globe, many traditions differ from each other depending on cultural differences. For example, let's take a look at Lithuania. Those likeable people have impressive 12 dinner during their christmas holiday. Every meal is supposed to represent one month of the year. Before dinner,...

Ausstellungstipp: Bosch. Visions Alive

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[caption id="attachment_154765" align="aligncenter" width="800"] © ARTPLAY Media/BOSCH.Visions Alive Hieronymus Bosch: Visions Alive Hieronymus Bosch: Visions Alive[/caption] Über die Großartigkeit von Hieronymus Bosch besteht zweifelsohne kein Diskussionsbedarf, deswegen kommen wir gleich zur Sache: Letztes Jahr, welches zum Bosch-Jahr erklärt wurde, gab es eine große, multimediale Ausstellung in der Alten Münze in Berlin. Seine Werke der nördlichen...

Art on Instagram

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(Art by Daniel Arsham) You don't want to get out of your bed, but your cultural spirit longs for nourishment? Cover yourself up again and take a deep breath. With those three artists and art enthusiasts at your fingertips, you can easily get some great inspiration on Instagram. Anthony Lister https://www.instagram.com/p/BMmihMhhoe4/ Ranging from Popart,...

Antonia Canova Expo In Berlin

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The neoclassic artist Antonio Canova is a major name in sculpting. The Bode Museum in corporation with the Staatsballet Berlin will hold an expo, where Canova´s art will be shown. The theme of this expo will be "dance", as three human sized dancing marble sculptures will be shown there for people...

The best Instagram accounts from the Netherla...

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Holland has many diverse talents that represent their creativity in different ways. Nowadays, there are fortunately social platforms like Instagram, where creativity can be shownm which offers artists the opportunity to publish their work. This is particularly great for photographers, of which I now introduce to you the best Dutch accounts that should not be missed...

Dopper – The sustainable plastic bottles

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Plastic trash is one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. It is not biodegradable, is often contaminated with toxic plasticizers, animals perish thanks to them and they are simply everywhere. Another major problem is the accessibility to clean potable water that is not available in many countries. The Dutch...

In a Glided Cage - Prinzessin Aiko

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The Emperor of Japan is still the highest secular and spiritual authority for many inhabitants of his country, even after the Tenno discarded all his power after the lost world war. The family of the emperor continues to follow the strict rules of the court. While they are close to...

Beer, Beaches and Bikinis - Spring Break

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Being born and raised in Berlin one does normally regard to other cultures party habits with a little bit of scepticism. The strange and bizarre festivities displayed by other nations often seem so different and almost not understandable considering the pure and uttermost brainlessness the gathered party crowd shows. One of...

Travelling Animals

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It’s not just us humans that like to travel. There are many animal species that go on journeys, sometimes they go on life-long travels. Settling down for a long time? That’s not an option for whales, eels and many other animals. Every year, some frogs and newts tend to migrate back...

Maldives – paradise or ISIS recruitment gro...

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Who thinks of the Maldives, immediately thinks of white beaches, the blue ocean, coconut palms and relaxed and friendly inhabitants that enjoy their life to the fullest. However, appearances are deceitful because the paradisiacal image we have of the Maldives only applies to the islands where tourism flourishes. In fact,...

John Niven – Insider Author

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John Niven born in 1961 in Scotland is a famous author, having written renowned works like “Kill your Friends“, in which the egocentric protagonist does everything to climb up the career ladder. In order to get to the top of the record company he is working for, he is even...

Business Hacks: How to sell on Instagram

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Back then Instagram used to be a simple smartphone app for people to share random photos of their life. However, the app has long turned into big business. Bloggers, other influencers and companies have found a way to make money on Instagram by simply sharing their products they want to...

Berlin and its Start-Ups

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The term “start-up” is currently on everyone's lips. All it means is a recently launched company. Start-ups flourish in the entire world, but especially in the cities, hundreds of them are launched each year. The Berlin-based start-up scene is the most active one, with start-ups in all kinds of areas....

Maras – how youth gangs became cartels

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When in the 60s or 80s, South America was shaken by civil wars, waves of refugees moved northwards in the hope of getting into Mexico and the USA. When they arrived, they were treated with xenophobia and racism, which resulted in isolation and poverty. Cramped into poverty-stricken districts or ghettos,...

World Theater Day 2016

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The 27th of March was proclaimed World Theater Day in 1961 by Austrian International Theater Institute. Following the tradition many different theaters celebrate the day through a open day featuring discussions with the audience and many exhibitions. A special feature of the day are the many „messages“ by many different people...

Children as accessories – a good thing?

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Some fairly superficial celebrities and wealthy couples seem to be on cloud nine as soon as they get children, which is basically a good thing. However, it seems that those wealthy and fashion-loving parents define parenthood a little differently than us mortals do. Sometimes, it seems that having a child...

Academy Awards: White Washing

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The United States of America are often described as a rather cultural diverse nation and as a great example for different races to peacefully coexist. But considering the so-called White Washing, this is not always an accurate depiction of the nation's reality. White Washing describes a phenomenon which occurs at the...