Category Archives: Happened this day
100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell
“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.
Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today
Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today
Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today
Did two English spinsters slip through a wormhole in the early 20th century and end up in pre-revolutionary France? SPOILER ALERT: No.
The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…
Otto recorded his account as memoir; it fell to others to gently shepherd his kingship back to fiction where it belonged.
Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.
By the time deeply eccentric French writer and adventurer Pierre Loti died in 1923, he had achieved the unlikely feat of planting his standard in the bulwark of the French literary establishment.
Two-time Oscar winning German actress, 101-year-old Luise Rainer, was honoured in Berlin today on the Boulevard der Stars. It was the first time she had returned to Germany since 1934.