May 31, 2002 |
"My favorite scenes were striptease and go-go scenes in groovy '60s nightclub settings," DJ Soulpusher said of the way he developed the motif for his "Vampyros Lesbos" parties. Soulpusher - who will be at Silk City tonight - said he was experimenting eight years ago and trying "to re-create the vibe of those movies" in a Berlin club. An admirer of Euro-sexploitation cinema (particularly that of director Jess Franco), Soulpusher, under the name DJ Franc O, spun parties of obscure funk, Latin soul and French '60s pop with go-go dancers shaking what their momma gave them.
May 13, 2001 |
France's Amelie Mauresmo upset top-ranked Martina Hingis, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, yesterday to advance to the German Open final in Berlin against Jennifer Capriati. Mauresmo spoiled a showdown between Hingis and the fourth-ranked Capriati, who won when Belgium teenager Justine Henin sprained her ankle and retired in a dramatic end to a close match. Capriati was leading 6-2, 4-6, 2-1, 30-40 when Henin slipped while lunging for a shot. The injury spoiled the 18-year-old's chance to claim her second stunning upset after ousting second-ranked Venus Williams in the third round.
August 31, 1994 |
Hurdler Colin Jackson and longjumper Mike Powell split a jackpot of 44 pounds of gold - worth about $288,000 - by winning their events at the ISTAF track and field meet in Berlin yesterday. Jackson ran the fastest 110-meter hurdles of the season, and Powell won the long jump by soaring 26 feet, 11 inches to claim the richest prize in track and field. Jackson, the world champion and world record holder from Britain, was clocked in 13.02 seconds, the fastest in the world this year after the 13.04 that he ran at the European Championships in Helsinki this month.
July 4, 2011
Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky, 75, who stepped down as Berlin's archbishop this year, has died. The Berlin Archdiocese said Cardinal Sterzinsky died early Thursday. It did not give details, but the cardinal had long been ill. In February, Pope Benedict XVI accepted his resignation. Cardinal Sterzinsky was born in 1936 in what is now Poland and studied in communist East Germany. He became bishop of Berlin, then a divided city, in 1989 and was later promoted to archbishop and cardinal.
July 21, 1998 |
West Jersey Health System has begun building a 120-bed nursing home adjacent to the the hospital's Berlin branch on Townsend Avenue, hospital officials said yesterday. The $14 million nursing home will be the hospital system's first, said spokesman Ed Weirauch. It is designed for "people who may have no support system at home to help them, or cases too serious for them to go home," he said. Twenty of the beds will be sub-acute units where hospital patients can stay for eight days after they are discharged.
May 6, 2011 |
Like the frantic characters in Fantastic Fest favorite Rammbock, we, the living, awake daily to find ourselves surrounded on all sides by evidence of the undead: shambling global economic collapse abroad, a positively moribund economy at home, and a partisan political quagmire in which our leaders appear to be dead to reality itself. Well, that would doubtless be zom-father George Romero's ever-politicized take on the pitiful current state of world affairs; Rammbock has no such overtly forthright message, and although it adds little to the already overflowing canon of zombie-genre tropes, its brief running time is chock-full o' guts.
July 13, 1989 |
The Silver Dollar Singers will salute the quintessential American composer this weekend with "An Irving Berlin Celebration" at the Bristol Riverside Theater. The singers - Susan Whitenack, Judith Welshons, Ed Stout and Fred Miller - will perform such Berlin classics as "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," as well as selections from the musicals Call Me Madam and Annie Get Your Gun. Performances are at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday.
January 31, 2002 |
LOOKS AS IF photogenic wonder Tom Cruise has his "Eyes Wide Shut" concerning Germany's position toward his beloved religion, the Church of Scientology. Still, he tried lobbying the U.S. ambassador to fight for the group's rights in Deutschland, diplomats said yesterday. Mr. Smile, as we well know, is an outspoken advocate of the California-based church, which was founded on the teachings of science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Cruise met with Ambassador Dan Coats, a former U.S. senator, in Berlin for more than an hour last week, making an appeal for Coats' support in improving the church's status, embassy officials said.
September 26, 2010 |
BERLIN - If you don't believe that Berlin has made the move from Cold War hot spot to coolsville, ask one of the estimated 14,000 Americans who have flocked there to study, work, and live in recent years. "The New York Times runs a story every month about how everybody should move to Berlin," says Charles Beasley, 26, an American graduate student whose Berlin digs come with hot water, shower, and monthly rent of just $230. "I want you to say it's really dirty and violent and dangerous.
November 9, 2014 |
When I visited Berlin recently to update my guidebook, I also scouted locations for a new TV show. I found the city as vibrant as ever - with massive infrastructure projects in progress all around town. The cranes speckling the horizon in every direction put an end to the idea of filming anytime soon - but the commotion is not a problem for visitors. If anything, seeing all the changes in the works made me eager to come back soon to see the Berlin of the future. But even as the city busily builds itself into the 21st century, Berlin has made a point of acknowledging and remembering its past.