‘Jenseits der blauen Grenze’ shown at the Ateliertheater Rostock

Almost three decades ago Rostock was not part of the Federal Republic of Germany, but of the German Deomocratic Republic. Germany was split into two nations. The inner-German border had been closed since 1952 and from 1961 the Berlin Wall had removed all means of every entry and exit for the citizen of the GDR. … Continue reading ‘Jenseits der blauen Grenze’ shown at the Ateliertheater Rostock

Population Wars – A New Perspective on (Co-)Existence by Professor Greg Graffin

The book depicts the evolution of thought in one of punk rock’s most eminent thinkers. Naturalism is humanism, according to Graffin, yet the topics covered in this book are as diverse as they are complicated. He provides an outline of the problems the 21st century faces that will draw in readers from any age and … Continue reading Population Wars – A New Perspective on (Co-)Existence by Professor Greg Graffin

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – the Trojan war told from a female perspective

Barker’s new novel provides an insight into the story of Briseis, a Trojan woman who becomes enslaved by the Greeks during the Trojan war. Writers have been fascinated by the Trojan war for centuries- we first hear of the ancient incidents from Homer in his Iliad. Soon directors started to show interest in the story … Continue reading The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – the Trojan war told from a female perspective

“Rick and Morty” season 1 is as Rickdiculous as it is smart

Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s joint sci-fi series is more than just another adult humour TV show portraying an awkward family. "Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We're all going to die. Come watch TV.“ This statement by 14 year old Morty to his older sister Summer, who just found out her existence was … Continue reading “Rick and Morty” season 1 is as Rickdiculous as it is smart

The Harry Potter Exhibition – nearly as magical as Hogwarts itself

The Harry Potter Exhibition in Babelsberg is for all those who want to experience the ideas behind the films, but do not have the money to go to London. I belong to a generation which grew up with J. K. Rowling’s marvellous Harry Potter books. After finishing the books, fans could continue living in the … Continue reading The Harry Potter Exhibition – nearly as magical as Hogwarts itself

One of the most romantic novels published in 2018? Save Me is the sappiest love story of the year

By Julia Hartke 1992 – the year an amazing and cheesy writer was born. Mona Kasten is a German author known for her romantic literature and corny young adult novels. After studying library and information management, she dedicated her time to writing for a living. And after reading all of her published novels, I can … Continue reading One of the most romantic novels published in 2018? Save Me is the sappiest love story of the year

Is the Romcom back? – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

By Emily McLean It’s been about 20 years since the last typical romantic comedy hit our screens. The 1980’s and 90’s were the era for this genre: the Romcom. Now it seems that the streaming media Netflix has decided to make 2018 the year of the feel-good genre’s revival, as in August the streaming portal … Continue reading Is the Romcom back? – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before