German identity: with wings, roots and sweaty hands
“Punctual. Exact. Productive. Closed off. Careful. Inflexible. Humorless.” And some “Goethe” and “Einstein” thrown in for good measure.
Cecil the lion and the refugee crisis: The power of images in the information age
I’ve never quite understood the human reaction to crises. I often wonder what makes one tragedy more appalling to people than another.
Berlin through the eyes of the homeless
In Berlin they are especially visible on the U-Bahn. They wait for the subway doors to close before they address the car with a rehearsed speech: “Excuse the interruption, I am one of Berlin's annoying homeless people...”.
Why Holocaust remembrance is good for immigrants
In 2005, Germany officially became an immigration country.
The many meanings of multiculturalism
If you put the German word Multikulti into Google Images, the many different representations, interpretations, and applications of the word appear in a humorous montage only the inter-webs could produce.