Today’s post introduces the fourth of country singer Merle Hazard’s Euro-shanties, this one taking off on the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th. Teutonic C&W. Merle (if not Beethoven) will do anything to educationally amuse. So will we.
“The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame for inflationary pressures in emerging markets and for tensions over currencies on countries like China.” The Financial Times underscored another theme: “Mr. … Continue reading
For a speech by a Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke’s remarks on “global rebalancing” certainly weren’t designed to fly under the radar. “The Fed chairman’s message, though scholarly in tone, was unusually blunt,” wrote the Wall Street Journal, “laying blame … Continue reading
Formed as a squat by artists seeking to save the building from demolition in the 1990s, the Tacheles Gallery in Berlin provides space for artists while remaining freely open to the public. The building, which is also a tourist attraction, is threatened by closure because the new owner wants to develop the site.
It took three rounds of voting Wednesday to elect Chancellor Angela Merkel’s candidate for president, Christian Wulff, in a sign of brewing differences within her coalition ranks. Continue reading
For U.S. audiences, cinematographer Christian Berger may be best described as “the eyes” of Michael Haneke, the Austrian auteur known for his intense (and frequently violent) films. Haneke and Berger’s latest film, “The White Ribbon,” matches their previous efforts in both formal artistry and moral turpitude.