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Maggie Spooner: Why is Marilyn not in Mitte?

And why does Ms. Monroe look better in Charlottenburg? Maggie has a theory. more

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Trivia to go

Berlin as a popular tourism destination has produced some puzzling adverts, that's for sure. Maggie is baffled by one in particular. more

Jan 9, 2015 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Breakfast at KaDeWe?

December 20's spectacular heist at KaDeWe has Maggie, much like the police, wondering who the culprits really are. And what they wanted that morning. more

Dec 26, 2014 1:15 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Charlottengrad redivivus

Walking through the streets of Charlottenburg, Maggie senses the immense influence of the Russians on City West. Even when that influence is somewhat understated. more

Dec 11, 2014 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Any piece but Maggie’s peace

Maggie wasn't there on that fateful day in 1989 or the days that followed. But 25 years later, she managed to finally get her own piece of the Wall... more

Nov 9, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Spinach in your teeth

Some people think the city is visually "crying out for skyscrapers". Maggie can already imagine what it will look like and what it will do for City West. more

Oct 15, 2014 12:45 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Maggie Spooner: Biting the apple

The streets of City West seemingly have a homeless problem. Oh, wait. Looking a little closer, this tent city appears to have a purpose: the Iphone 6. Yuck. more

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Sex and City West

What's happening to the sex industry in Charlottenburg? Maggie Spooner investigates. more

Sep 4, 2014 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Help! Save us from Harald

Kurfürstendamm is going through its own speculation and investing problems. These wolves have set their sights on quite a bit, but there's one particular institution that Maggie thinks needs a bit of protection. more

Aug 20, 2014 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: The whole in the wall (gang) thing

While City West lacks the infamy of its Wild counterpart, Maggie recently found a small getaway with a similar – albeit richer – air. more

Jul 29, 2014 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Maggie Spooner: Blurred lines

Maggie's not quite sure where she wants to view the mania. She ponders the problem of not only being a woman looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup, but a woman in City West wanting to watch the World Cup. Ultimately lo-fi satisfies. more

Jun 17, 2014 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Turnips for Tempelhof (seriously)

Maggie ponders the somewhat confounding politics of Kleingärtenkolonie and applies a fix to the situation at Tempelhofer Feld. more

Jun 3, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Bikini Berlin finally opened, but does its nomenclature translate into sexy, cool and a very Berlin shopping experience? Or is it just another in the long Boulevard of Broken Lifestyle Schemes? more

May 15, 2014 10:00 AM The Best of Berlin

Maggie Spooner: Covering up – The Bikini House

Gone is the time and reason Budapester Straße's new concept mall, Bikini Berlin, got its name. Maggie thinks it's time Berliners come up with something more appropriate for the privilege of purchasing lifestyle now there. more

May 5, 2014 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Dressing down the drones

Uniqlo has landed in Berlin, sharing with us six "faces" that represent the city. Maggie ponders whether Exberliner would be a fitting face or whether we should be thankful that we don't fit in along those lines. more

Apr 16, 2014 1:15 PM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Maggie Spooner: Ku'damm it

Ku'damm poses a multitude of dangers in all sorts of forms, but one (fixable) danger is receiving Maggie's ire: the non-existence of bike lanes on the boulevard. more

Apr 2, 2014 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

With the Bikinihaus, now renamed Bikini Berlin, reopening on April 3, Dan Borden explores how the West is reclaiming its Times Square status, from Bahnhof Zoo to Zoo Palast and everything between. more

Mar 24, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Maggie Spooner: Walking the walk, talking the talk

Placards, banners and signs can be the most in-your-face show of solidarity with Berlin's many refugees. But what about a more subtle but just as valuable show of solidarity – talking? more

Feb 26, 2014 2:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Anarchy for lemmings

Maggie returns to the Schaubühne this week, reporting from the scene of City West's most infamous theatre production: Thomas Ostermeier's "Hamlet". And Ku'Damm's Johnny Rotten, Lars Eidinger, acted the appropriate role of head pistol. more

Jan 30, 2014 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Democracy for dummies

Of all places in City West, Maggie Spooner discovers that the Schaubühne has the most opportunities for teachable moments – and not for the theatre pieces alone. more

Jan 16, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog

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