Our Contributors: Gisela Williams on Berlin’s Best Dinner Party

Impatiently awaiting our first Berlin Stories one-hour magazine show? Can’t wait till Saturday August 14 at 7pm? In the meantime, check out BS host Gisela Williams’ piece in Food & Wine this month about a fabulous dinner party thrown by Stephan Landwehr, owner of Grill Royal and the new Pauly Saal in the old Jewish Girls… Read more »

Our Contributors: Anna Winger on a Berlin Seder

Chag Sameach! In this piece from the New York Times Magazine, written in 2006, BS host Anna Winger reflected on celebrating Passover with her family in their Berlin apartment, once inhabited by another Jewish family who left paintings of fairytale characters on the walls of her daughter’s room. In the years since the piece was written,… Read more »

Our Contributors: Charly Wilder on Fashionable Mitte

Illustration by Eleanor Rosenberg

Do you think Mitte has become too fancy? Too mainstream? This weekend Charly Wilder celebrates homegrown talent in the center of Berlin with a slide show in the Times travel section, here. If you missed Charley’s piece on the radio last season, listen to it now!

Illustration by Eleanor Rosenberg

Our Contributors: Martina Guzman Wins Awards

Congratulations to our girl Martina Guzman for winning not only an Associated Press award for best radio series, but also a Michigan Associated Broadcasters award for best series, for her The Detroit-Berlin Connection, broadcast here on Berlin Stories for NPR late last year! And to all everyone at WDET in Detroit who helped make Guzman’s… Read more »

Our Contributors: Peter Behrens in Marfa


In today’s NY Times, an article about Canadian author Peter Behrens’ winter idyll in Marfa, the Texas artists village made famous by Donald Judd. Behrens’ new novel The O’Brian’s comes out this week from Pantheon. And if you missed Behrens’ Berlin Story on NPR Berlin last season (special thanks to Marfa public radio station KTRS… Read more »

Our Contributors: Anya Kinneavy’s Yoga in English


What better way to kick off a healthy new year? Head down to the heart of the buzzing Wrangelkiez in Kreuzberg Monday evenings for this special Yoga class in English, started by BS2011 producer Anya Kinneavy. The class is held every Monday at 6.15pm, drawing a regular crowd of Berliners, resident internationals and visitors alike…. Read more »

Our Contributors: Julia Franck on Peter Krauskopf


Berlin novelist Julia Franck has written the introduction for a new monograph of Berlin painter Peter Krauskopf’s work, in honor of a gorgeous exhibiton at the Walter Storms Galley in Munich. The introduction is in German and in English. Julia’s new novel, Rücken an Rücken, is out this month in German, next year… Read more »

Our Contributors: Elizabeth Skadden on GDR Cassette Culture


Our Contributors: Anna Winger on Wilkommenkultur

  This week, U.S. Ambassador Philip Murphy warned Berliners against racism, after an African-American U.S. Embassy employee was harassed by racist hooligans at a Hertha soccer match. Read his speech here. This brings us back to the question of what is German, who is German, and how can these definitions be expanded to… Read more »

Our Contributors: Emilie Trice

The multi-talented writer/curator Emilie Trice will be doing a series of intimate conversations with artists in their studios, podcasts coming soon to Berlin Stories. In the meantime, she is mounting a show about her own life and work, Unfinished Business at SRS (Curvy Str 3-4) on August 23, 4pm on. Trailer for the show above… Read more »