Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… With a social scene and population in persistent flux, Berlin always offers something different. But, however rapid its evolution, elephants remain in the room - the Wall perhaps the most obtrusive. As an expat idiot living in Berlin, I was assigned plenty of recommended … Continue reading Cliewe Juritza: “I wanted to buy a skateboard…a Stasi man took me for an interrogation”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… Magdalena Wiegner was the first friendly face I saw when I moved to Berlin in 2014. I spent a week in the vacant room of her Neukölln apartment. Magda is an artist. That much was clear from peeking through her doorway. Intricate sketches adorned … Continue reading Magdalena Wiegner: “My aim is to fill the streets with little details”
Protagonists is a series of interviews about life, identity, and pursuing passions… You'll hear Minna Partanen before you see her, such is the carry of her voice. Once you see her, you're inclined to keep looking. Minna is a Finnish actor and theatre director with cropped, chameleonic hair. She never enters a room without a story, … Continue reading Minna Partanen: “You have to step over the shame every time you go on stage”
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"Do you smoke?" asked the doctor, peering down my gob as I sat stricken with my third throat-based illness in as many months. "Nope." "Oh, okay." He seemed surprised. #tbt Full disclosure: I'm a prude when it comes to smoking. I don't understand it. I smoked briefly when I was 16 and looked very uncool … Continue reading Blowing Smoke: Making Sense of a Dying Habit
I hear the danger before I see it. The hiss of a lit fuse and scampering footsteps of its enablers. I freeze, conscious that to move in any direction might be a mistake. "Watch your step," has been the stern advice all week. "No, seriously. You don't want to get your foot blown off." Such is the joy of New … Continue reading Postcards (Vol.1): Brittle nerves and resolutions