What was still part of Japanese youth culture a few decades ago has established itself in the West as well: Cosplay
I hear voices stating that art cannot change anything and other voices responding that technique helps alter human beings. I read phrases like “surely that’s art…” and cynical comments like “art, art… what’s art?…”
Anyone who enters “Tour Guide” in the registration form at the hotel reception when checking in and even spends the night in about 100 hotels a year can tell a lot. Yes, dear readers, I have long thought about whether […]
I came from the Dokkumer market, had fetched fish, took the basket from the bicycle and put it down. The merchant had wrapped it in odor-proof wax paper with herbs for the sauce on top. In anticipation for a fried […]
The logo “RR” stands for the brand “Rolls Royce.” A trademark that represents quality, reliability and good style worldwide. The “icon” of good taste, that’s what needs to be said, and that’s all there is to it. Decency first – […]
In how many different languages are people still calling every day again and again?
We all wear a mask, only sometimes it has become so familiar to us that we may not even notice it anymore.
In Europe, it is normal for young people to move throughout the European Union. School classes arrange trips at a young age going beyond the borders of their own nation, and it is widespread for students to visit the countries […]
The story I’m about to tell you is true. Please remember that when you get to the end. I say that because I’ve sometimes questioned if my recollection of the events that took place is accurate, or maybe the result […]
Paths are laid in our cradle at birth. They are the blueprint of our destiny. Just as we have a blood group, genes that determine our hereditary factors or have inherited physical characteristics from our ancestors, so each of us […]
Mr. B. scolds muttering into himself. “Elevator broken. The fucking thing’s always broken.” He stomped up the stairs. His apartment was on the third floor. Under his arm he carried a grey cardboard box. He had found it in the […]
An autumn day that I didn’t expect like this in November. Luminous. A sky as if painted with sea blue. A drive from Düren, further through villages never seen. Road villages. Green, there is a lot of it on both […]
As a child, you don’t realize the value of a family. The family is usually a matter taken for granted.
After Tod Browning surprisingly shot an early blockbuster for MGM in 1931 with the film adaptation of “Dracula,” the studio owners gave him a free hand for his next film. A decision they have been regretting a year later. “Freaks” […]
Among Neighbors, we greet one another politely, during an encounter. That’s common in Germany. It’s usually done with a pleasing gesture, changing a few phrases, then everyone goes their way. Germans don’t like to appear “snooping.” Scuttlebutt in the stairwell […]
It was a cold winter in 1916 in Königsberg. It was during the 1st World War, which was still called the Great War, which was already in its 3rd year. In the West, armies dug in and those who were […]
Next, to other culinary delights, the Austrian author Michael Sumper is in particularly taken by whiskey. It is therefore not surprising that liquid gold also plays a vital role in the 3rd part of his Scottish trilogy.