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Maggie Spooner

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

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion

Leading up to our sports issue, Olympic Week continues. Maggie tackles the historical perspective on the Olympics in Berlin. more

Feb 25, 2015 11:00 AM Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

Does each Kiez get the activism it deserves? Maggie thinks so. Maybe. And here’s why. more

Nov 27, 2014 11:00 AM Opinion

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 Opinion

Maggie's having some trouble with the police! They won't leave her alone as she bikes around town. But the place she gets stopped the most isn't rambunctious Neukölln or Wedding, but her own City West. more

Nov 6, 2014 1:15 PM Opinion

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 Opinion 2 Comments

Friedrichsfelde's Tierpark is about to get an expensive theme-park makeover, complete with endangered monkeys and Berlin's longest playground slide, but things won't get as hot and heavy there as they do at good ol' Zoologischer Garten. more

Oct 1, 2014 4:30 PM Opinion

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 Opinion

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

Sep 4, 2014 3:30 PM Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion 1 Comments

Maggie was down on Ku'Damm last night for the German victory in the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, there was quite a bit of jubilation and flag flying at the scene. But there were other political messages thrown in, too. And that's a good thing. more

Jul 14, 2014 1:00 PM Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion 6 Comments

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 Opinion 1 Comments

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