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Music for a Rainy Day

  ‘She Brings the Rain,’ by Can. From the 1970 album ‘Soundtracks.’ Introduced by Brian Eno.   Krautrock kings Can formed in Cologne, Germany in 1968, changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll music with their experimental brand of minimalist avant-garde rock. The song ‘She Brings the Rain’ first appeared on 1970′s ‘Soundtracks’, an album that marked a sea change ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation: Part Three (On Location Edition)

Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

All week, we’ve been chatting with the Criterion Collection‘s Susan Arosteguy about Wim Wenders’ ‘Wings of Desire‘, the director’s cinematic return to his hometown, Berlin. At once heartbreaking and beautiful, Wenders’ portrait of Berlin captures a turbulent time in the nation’s history. It would take a time machine to get back to the Berlin depicted in the film — a ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation (Part Two)

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Last week we chatted with Criterion Collection producer Susan Arosteguy about the new Criterion edition of Wim Wenders’ homage to Berlin, ‘Wings of Desire’, which comes out November 3. We had so much to talk about — after all, Arosteguy has been with Criterion since the laserdisc days, working with directors like Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater and even the ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation (Part One)

Bruno Ganz in 'Wings of Desire'

On November 3, the Criterion Collection releases the newest edition of Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece, ‘Wings of Desire‘. Set in post-War, pre-unification Berlin, the film is tells the story of a pair of angels — played by Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander — cursed with watching over humanity, but never experiencing it. Until, that is, one falls in love with ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Siobhan O’Leary

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In Music+Travel Worldwide‘s guide to Berlin, Siobhan O’Leary takes you a tour of all things electronic. With the weekend on our minds, she gave us her picks for the city’s coolest clubs and the best bet for 6 a.m. döner kebabs. After the jump, Siobhan talks techno and gives us the scoop on everything from her favorite festival to her ... Read More »

A Roman (Polanski) Holiday

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Roman Polanski may not be going anywhere for a while, now that (allegedly?) raping a 13-year-old has finally caught up with him and all. He may be holed up in a Swiss jail, but his films provide a trip around the world. Even after his exile from the United States in 1977, the director continued to shoot on location throughout Europe ... Read More »

Running Berlin: ‘Run Lola Run’ Style

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We don’t envy Franka Potente’s predicament as the titular Lola in Tom Tykwer‘s 1998 thriller ‘Run Lola Run,’ but you’ve got to admit, there’s no better way to see Berlin than by following her whirlwind tour of the city. Some creative cutting means that, unfortunately, it would be impossible to recreate her 20-minute run and see the same sites, but here ... Read More »

Techno Color: Berlin

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Berlin. The one place in the world where 24/7 clubbing and social activism meet face-to-face. Join Museyon Guide Siobhan O’Leary for a tour of Germany’s “poor, but sexy” capital, and find out why, some 30 years later, innovators of techno still come to the city where it all started. Hit up the Love Parade, dance at the legendary Tresor Club and discover a ... Read More »

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