YG World Cup Blog: But how do they look?

We're now one game into the World Cup for the United States and already the conversation has drifted from the team's play on the field to how they look while playing on the field.  Specifically I'm speaking of the uniforms team U.S.A. is sporting and how they look a lot like nurse's uniforms. [...]

By |June 29th, 2011|Football, General, Soccer, Sports in Germany, WWC2011|Comments Off on YG World Cup Blog: But how do they look?

YG World Cup Blog: A Young Squad Eager for the World Stage

The Matildas' captain and goalkeeper Melissa Barbieri, here in action during the Australia vs. Germany match in Wolfsburg October 28, 2010, Photo: (c) picture-alliance / Annegret Hilse by Matthew Rossleigh Australia goes into the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup full of confidence, following their victory at last year’s AFC Asian Cup in China. [...]

By |June 27th, 2011|Football, General, Soccer, Sports in Germany, WWC2011|Comments Off on YG World Cup Blog: A Young Squad Eager for the World Stage

It’s Spargel Season: A Recipe for Swabian Asparagus Soup

It’s summer. The air is hot and sticky, and the daylight stretches out like a cat until it’s almost ten o’clock. It is not the time of year for hot soups. Yet it is the time of year for asparagus, and one of my favorite asparagus dishes is Spargel Suppe mit Fladle, which [...]

Thoughts on a Fair Trial: Slow Justice is Injustice

On April 10, 2011, Hosni Mubarak gave his last speech (on one privately funded channel) while under house arrest claiming that he’d been deeply hurt and extremely disappointed by the unfair allegations and accusations which have surfaced in newspapers which not only smeared his reputation, but that of his family. He said that [...]

By |June 7th, 2011|General, New Arab Voices|1 Comment

Germans could win the World Grill Cup

If I said to you barbeque, you’d say to me: America! After all, it is the land of BBQ sauce, rib and steak cook-outs and, oddly enough, a variety of grilled “dogs” – which, I have to confess, I always had the Koreans down for, but whaddya know? Anyway, I’m not the only one [...]

By |June 2nd, 2011|Food, General, Living in Germany, Lost in Deutschland|Comments Off on Germans could win the World Grill Cup

Dead drop caching in Cologne

On the 4th of May students of the University of Cologne organized a digital scavanger hunt for 80 young online editors from four European countries (Slovenia, Hungary, Czech and Germany). The scavanger hunt was a project realized for the Europe House Marienberg, i.e. thinkeurope exclusively. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Torsten Meyer [...]

By |June 1st, 2011|General, think europe|3 Comments