| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Night Flight," the Korean film that features in the Indie Power section of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival (HKIFF) this week, has also found itself a distributor in the territory.
Hong Kong and Macau rights to the Leesong Hee-il-directed film were...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
RTL Group's German division, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, continues to perform solidly with the right mixture of hit scripted fare, both homegrown and imported, and hugely popular entertainment and formats.
In 2013, RTL's German channels, RTL...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The German MIP Cocktail, which took place during the MIPTV conference in Cannes, provided a chance for German TV execs and their international counterparts to network in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
The event was hosted by German funding bodies...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Do not go to the new Berlin Currywurst at the Grand Central Market if you are afraid of making choices. In Germany a currywurst is a kind of grab-and-go operation, not unlike a hot dog stand, but at this local chain, you have options. Lots of options....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Alan Cumming must have sold his soul to the devil to acquire his divinely debauched persona as the Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub in "Cabaret." It seemed nuts, but proved shrewd of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall to retool their dazzling 1998 revival of the Kander...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss."
Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
| Jan 28, 2014
While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Here are a few of the latest developments:
Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro (nearly $7 billion USD) airport:...
| Dec 3, 2013
When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm sometimes tempted to answer, "To Grandma and Grandpa's on your way to the airport."
It's easy to make the case against taking the kids along. A European vacation with...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
More than any other place in Europe, Berlin is a work in progress. Over the last two decades, ripped-up tracks and a canopy of cranes have signaled its rebirth as a great city. If you haven't been here lately, you won't recognize the place.
| Nov 19, 2013
When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany.
But the flight, booked through United Airlines and operated by Lufthansa — an arrangement known as...