Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

The Metro

August 11, 2018

“The Metro,” written by John Crawford for his band, Berlin, 1981. The video, directed by Dominic Orlando, was filmed in 1983, just in time for the heyday of MTV.


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February 1, 2013


Berlin has seen a rise in the use of police surveillance video, Closed Circuit TV (CCTV). And Berlin being Berlin, not everyone is happy about this, thinking it an invasion of privacy. One response has been the game of “Camover,” in which teams of young activists compete for points by creatively trashing surveillance cameras. The team with the most points by February 19th wins. That’s when the Europäischer Polizeikongress (European Police Congress) meets in Berlin.


The Greenest Little Whorehouse in Germany

October 18, 2009

The Greenest Little Whorehouse in Germany

In an effort to reduce its stiletto-heeled carbon footprint, a Berlin brothel is offering a reduced rate to patrons arriving by bicycle or public transit. The “Maison d’envie” (House of Desire) bordello is located in the city’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, a stronghold of Germany’s ecology-minded Green Party (Die Grünen). Men who flash their bus ticket stubs, bike lock keys, or bike helmets will receive a 5 euro ($7.40) discount on each 15-minute session (regularly 30 euros or $45). Can you can keep your helmet on?