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Illustrated Guide: How To Be A Good American Tourist In Europe

Illustrated Guide: How To Be A Good American Tourist In Europe

We recently got back from a wonderful week on vacation in Berlin*. While there, we mistakenly partook in the local drunk food specialty–currywurst!–before heading off to a nice restaurant for our last evening in the city. Sure enough, the currywurst did not agree with us and we sat there in a crowd of urbane Germans with horrible visions of throwing up all over them and their fancy restaurant. It then occurred to us: nobody wants to be that American, vomitting all over the locals! Hence, today’s Illustrated Guide is intended to aid our fellow Americans in giving a good impression while visiting those threateningly sophisticated nations known collectively as Europe. More »

Gallery: 20 Ways Berlin Is Different From New York

Gallery: 20 Ways Berlin Is Different From New York

So I just got back to New York after seven weeks in Europe, four of which I spent living in Berlin. I’d never even been to Berlin before, but my boyfriend told me I’d like it there, and I trust him to know what kinds of things I like, so I went. I liked it so much, you guys. One might even say I loved it. I’d probably be willing to live there indefinitely, if I could get a visa and import at least 10% of my friends. I won’t say it’s better than New York, exactly, but it’s different. Sometimes in good ways, and sometimes just in random ways. Here are some of the differences I was able to photograph. More »

The Editors Discuss: Killing Baby Animals, Clowns, Nazis And The Plague

The Editors Discuss: Killing Baby Animals, Clowns, Nazis And The Plague

Tragedy struck recently when Til, a famously earless baby bunny, was crushed by a cameraman at the height of its sudden fame. The editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff are apparently in a very dark place right now and, ahead, discuss baby Til, Holocaust jokes, Bubonic Plague (and you), Crush films, humiliating children on their birthdays and also that Liam Neeson wolf-killing movie that isn’t really about him killing wolves. And Ashley’s birthday! More »

Gallery: Up-And-Coming Model Carine Looks Gorgeous In The Dubiously Named FELD 1oo

Gallery: Up-And-Coming Model Carine Looks Gorgeous In The Dubiously Named FELD 1oo

Once in a while, I come across an editorial in a small, under-the-radar magazine that makes me incredibly happy. Such is the case with this new set of photos from German fashion magazine FELD 1oo, which just put out its second ever issue this week. There’s no crazy lighting or pyrotechnics, just solid photography and styling, and a beautiful model to boot. Not much info can be found online about Carine aside from her page on the m4 models site, but judging from that, she’s already got quite a few cool editorials under her belt, and I would very much like to see more of her in the glossy fashion mags. More »

Germany Gets In On The Whole ‘Royal Wedding’ Thing

Germany Gets In On The Whole 'Royal Wedding' Thing

And there was a horse drawn carriage! And a flower crown! And…tophats. Oh, the tophats.

Who are these beautiful mascots of old timey civic pride? Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II(!) and Princess Sophie of Isenburg. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, they were relatively unknown prior to the wedding, but that’s not going to stop the German people from putting down their cabbage and Nietzsche for a second to celebrate the fact that the ol’ Kaiser’s bloodline is still kicking/marrying. In a purely ceremonial, non-Second-Reich-y sort of way, of course. Here are some pretty pictures. More »