Category Archives: Berlin

Summer* reading list

A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!

Summer* reading list

A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!

21 books for 2021

A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.

21 books for 2021

A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.

Secret Satan, 2020

Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget

Secret Satan, 2020

Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Ludwig Christian Haeusser, 1920

Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard

Ludwig Christian Haeusser, 1920

Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard

Dada, 1920

The opening of the “First International Dada Fair” in Berlin 100 years ago

Dada, 1920

The opening of the “First International Dada Fair” in Berlin 100 years ago

20 books for 2020

In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully

20 books for 2020

In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully

Secret Satan, 2019

From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.

Secret Satan, 2019

From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.

19 books for 2019

Who needs this many books? You do. YOU need this many books.

19 books for 2019

Who needs this many books? You do. YOU need this many books.

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

Privates on parade

“His day’s service at an end, the soldier usually goes home to his friend…”

Privates on parade

“His day’s service at an end, the soldier usually goes home to his friend…”

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

Incoming

Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

Incoming

Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

Spring Trees

The lyrical prose of architect and designer August Endell, born in Berlin on this day in 1871

Spring Trees

The lyrical prose of architect and designer August Endell, born in Berlin on this day in 1871

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English