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We <3: The Love Parade

The first time Berlin hosted the Love Parade, in 1989, the Wall was four months from falling. It started out as a small political demonstration organized by Dr Motte, with about 150 guests attending. When the Wall fell, techno music streamed into East Berlin, filling the abandoned warehouses that were transformed, seemingly overnight, into clubs.     Read More »

Back to Berlin

While the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall let’s take a look at the Wall on film.     Read More »

Beijing Travel Tip: Bring Cigs

If you’re in Beijing and like what you hear happening onstage, show the band some love. Only forget flowers — throw cigarettes instead. Don’t believe us? Check out this clip of Carsick Cars playing and getting pelted at D-22 in Beijing. The song, “Zohng Nan Hai” is an ode to a popular brand of cigarettes, one that shares a name ... Read More »

Celebrate National Bookstore Day: Buy a Book (Any Book)

Tomorrow add a little lit to your weekend and celebrate National Bookstore Day by buying a book at a real-life bookstore. At a time when it’s harder than ever for brick-and-mortar booksellers to compete with the big guys (not that we don’t love them, too), Publishers Weekly has declared November 6 the first-ever National Bookstore Day, and more than 140 ... Read More »

Away to India: Shopping Delhi

Mira Nair is currently making movie news with ‘Amelia‘, the Hilary Swank-starring Amelia Earhart biopic that screened on opening night at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, but she really got her first taste of movie stardom as the director of 2001’s Monsoon Wedding.     The film was just re-released by the Criterion Collection, so let’s take a trip to ... Read More »

Hip-Hop 101: Five Albums, Five Artists, Five Songs

We recently asked Miles Marshall Lewis, your guide to Muslim hip-hop in Paris, for his hip-hop essentials — the songs, albums and artists he’d recommend to a “newbie to jumpstart his/her hip-hop appreciation”. Wether you’re just starting to explore the genre, or just looking for some playlist inspiration, put on your headphones, pump up the volume and head into the ... Read More »

Cook, Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

How would you feel about spending the weekend hanging out with a handful of hot celebrity chefs; getting the rundown on the best restaurants in Manhattan; indulging in tantalizing tastings; learning from live cooking demonstrations; and doing some holiday shopping? Pretty satisfied, right? Then listen up because here’s the lowdown…   Read More »

It Happened Last Night

Last night we celebrated the launch of Music+Travel Worldwide with live mini-shows by Xiao He and Shou Wang. Thanks to everyone who came out to make the event a great success, including Nick Frisch and our new friends at Maybe Mars, who made the trip all the way from China! We’ve also gotta say thank to Charles at Von, for ... Read More »

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