The Aesthetics of Resistance.
The first part of Peter Weiss
's 3-volume novel Die Ästhetik des Widerstands
(1975-81) has, after many delays, finally been published
in a Joachim Neugroschel’s English translation: a major, though largely-unheralded literary event. The book ‘stands as the most significant German novel published after The Tin Drum.’ [more inside]
posted by misteraitch
on Jun 28, 2005 -
Contrary to popular belief in the rest of the world, the German pop charts are not dominated by over-the-hill American TV stars
. In fact, the current #1 single, outselling even the usual imported subjects
is a silly little ditty about a baby crocodile. (Think of it as the German version of SpongeBob Squarepants, kindasorta.)
I'm passing on the earworm to all of you via the four versions listed here
. You're quite welcome.
posted by chicobangs
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Appears to be two German guys attempting to rap while wearing construction hats. German or not, how can this be for real?
posted by asbates2
on Dec 9, 2004 -
Work getting you down? Feel assaulted by schedules, bosses, unreasonable demands? In an imperialist mood? Order your KuK Atelier
cardmodel helmets today! Für Vergrößerung klicken!
[All content in German, but don't let that stop you!]
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 13, 2004 -
One hundred years ago today
, 1,358 members of the Kleindeutschland
, the German neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, boarded a chartered ferry named the General Slocum
for a picnic excursion to Long Island. A fire broke out in the ship's hold while it cruised up the East River, the captain ran the vessel aground on the rocky shores of North Brother Island amid the swift currents of Hell Gate
, and when it was all over 1,021 people (mainly women and children) had perished by drowning or from the fire, and it remained the worst single-day New York City disaster until 9/11.
posted by Vidiot
on Jun 15, 2004 -
German art gallery of Disney-centered pastiche art. The Wall Street Journal says "This Exhibit Is No Featherweight,
so You Better Duck." [Stolen from waxy]
posted by riffola
on May 25, 2004 -
German Objectivist photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) once said "the best constructions for industrial design have already been anticipated in nature." Do your eyes a favor and look here
posted by taz
on Apr 30, 2003 -
Germany slips on its jack boots to keep in step with the USA
In the wake of september 11th Most supposedly enlightened "western" countries have curtailed or outright forbidden free speech to groups suspected to be sympathetic to "terror". The question in my mind is how long until just being part of a political organization that opposes first use of violence and criticizes government policy (libertarians, Greens, CUSPA) will get you on the FBI "hit" list here at home?
posted by hoopyfrood
on Sep 19, 2002 -
At Virus Books
(mostly German, but it doesn't matter), you can download short visual summaries of books for your PalmOS portable. Even if you don't have a handheld, there are images of the results, so you can have a look, anyway.
posted by Su
on Jun 23, 2002 -
suck. Long live Scholz & Volkmer's 60/90/60
! The whole site is in German, unfortunately, but it's not that hard to figure out. If you want to skip directly to creating your own figure, click "Selbermachen." Otherwise, click "Loben" to view and vote on other people's. Too bad you can't download and post these
to your site...
posted by Su
on Mar 10, 2002 -
For people with a sick sense of homour: The makers of Conarde 2000
present a new game called Elevator Action
. The rules are simple. Just try to stop the free fall of an elevator in a burning TV tower. What's next? A submarine game?
posted by arf
on Sep 6, 2000 -
Spelling Bee has a sting in the tail...
The highly influential Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
has abandoned the much-heralded German spelling reforms, arguing that the attempt to simplify and "democratise" the language has been a costly mistake. At the same time, though, the new Duden
is accused of including too many English words
such as "downloaden, Wellness and chatten, Backstage, Smiley and Trash", allegedly indebted to "advertisers and cyber geeks".Given that MeFi readers are, generally, from the two cultures separated by a common language, it's an interesting case study of state intervention gone wrong...
posted by holgate
on Aug 2, 2000 -