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Following a short introduction in German, an interview in English by music writer Lydia Rilling with spring 2013 Fellow in Music Composition Gene Coleman preceding the premiere of of his works Spiral Network and A Page of Madness.
On this episode of the Berlin Journal, host R. Jay Magill speaks with New Yorker staff writer Joan Acocella, who spent the fall at the American Academy working on a collection of essays tentatively titled "Crime and Punishment," which includes pieces on, among others, the Grimm Brothers, Dracula, Agatha Christie, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and The Sopranos. Then, Spiegel Online editor Charles Hawley joins Jonathan Laurence, Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to talk about Muslim integration in Germany and the cultural tensions it has created. Finishing out the hour, literary translator Peter Constantine discusses his work on Russian writer Anton Chekhov's work and reads a short piece entitled "From the Notebook of A Country Squire," one of Chekhov's many humorous shorts.
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On this episode of the Berlin Journal, Brittani Sonnenberg, editor of the Berlin Journal magazine, speaks with prize-winning author and American Academy fellow Karen Russell (Swamplandia!) about her new book of short stories, tentatively titled Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Author Tara Bray Smith speaks with poet and philosopher Richard Deming, a lecturer in English at Yale University. And finishing out the hour, Berlin Stories creator Anna Winger takes humorist and food writer Calvin Trillin on a food tour of Berlin, introducing him to some of the German capital's most defining foods: crusty German bread, currywurst, Turkish döner, and, for dessert, baklava. The show is hosted by R.Jay Magill.
This edition of "The Berlin Journal" features interviews with poet Tom Sleigh, novelist Adam Haslett, a feature piece by Jeff Rosenberg about Wannsee's past, and an interview with James Der Derian.
Spring 2011 fellows Ellen Kennedy, Rivka Galchen, and Hal Foster speak with interviewers about their current projects. Airdate: April 23, 2011, on NPR Berlin, 104.1 FM
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