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  • Funny Mess-Ups: ‘Pitons,’ ‘The Font Line,’ Davis Doubled

    We all make writing and other content mistakes, and sometimes funnily so. Certainly more fun, though, is catching others’ mistakes. Below is my running list of screenshots and photos of errors I catch — created

  • 5 Great Grateful Dead Covers

    Last year, I posted 10 incredible live recordings for the Grammys. This year, ahead of the music awards, which are scheduled for Sunday, I thought it would be fun to do another music-focused post. The

  • 10 Incredible Live Recordings: ‘The Weight,’ ‘Deal,’ ‘All Apologies’

    I know I’ve just missed the Grammy Awards, but I’m still going to use them as an opportunity to do a personal listicle: 10 of my favorite live recordings. Included are my top group, what

  • In Photos: Crazier COVID Times

    While going through my older iPhone photos, I realized quite a few were of our strange surroundings and circumstances from the strictest COVID times during 2020. May they not return. Bare shelves at a Publix

What Netflix, Hulu and Other Sites Say in Countries Outside the U.S.

While abroad and after a long day of sightseeing, don’t expect to get caught up on Orange is the New Black or rock out to Phish radio. Licensing and copyright constraints keep big hitters of online entertainment—like Pandora, Hulu and [...]

June 6, 2014 Business, Tech, Travel & Culture

Berlin Hostel Review: Amstel House Is a Sleep-Deprived Soiree

Amstel House, located slightly northwest of the heart of Berlin, offers a variety of room types, from dorms with several bunk beds and shared bathrooms to single bedrooms with a private bathroom. This being Hannah and I’s first true hostel [...]

June 4, 2014 Travel & Culture

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, a Killer of 42,000, Shows Darkest Side of Nazi Germany

It goes without saying that the most discomforting and inhumanely gloomy place a person can visit is a concentration camp. Today, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp north of Berlin, an initial glance likely won’t trigger images of the horrors once carried out there by the Nazi [...]

June 3, 2014 Travel & Culture

Read About My Novel: Bursting the Bubble


May 31, 2014 Music & Arts

Class Is Over, So Now What Do I Do in Europe?

Well my photo class here in Berlin flew by. We had our last group dinner atop the mighty TV Tower Wednesday, and everyone headed back to the U.S. or out to do their own European thing Thursday. But Hannah came in [...]

May 31, 2014 Travel & Culture

‘New Yorker’ Artist Christoph Niemann Gives the Inside Scoop to Process, Time Management

From his Berlin workspace, artist and designer Christoph Niemann talked with our class about the artistic process as well as wowed us with some of his work. (If you’re bored, let it fascinate you, too.) Among Niemann’s many claims to [...]

May 29, 2014 Travel & Culture