Eurovision 2011: Germany – Lena & “Taken By a Stranger”

It is not uncommon for the winning country to rest on their laurels in their hosting year, presenting a so-so song, as back-to-back wins happen rarely.  So it’s not like we were expecting a corker from Germany. First, they announced almost immediately that Lena would be representing them again, I suppose trying to ride on … Continue reading

20 years ago, the Berlin Wall came down, but for East Germans, the journey was just beginning

Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, an iconic day in modern world history, and one that holds some deal of personal meaning to me. The New York Times has devoted an entire section of its website to this day, with a series of articles. I highly suggest you read … Continue reading

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