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The tragic artist

125 years ago today, in the rented room in the Auberge Ravoux, Vincent van Gogh died of an infection caused by a …

Worshipping at the Altar

Earlier this month I was in Poland to attend the annual Cepic conference which this year was held in Warsaw. My first …

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

“Gypsy” is one of the great Broadway musicals and has at its centre one of the most horrifying and heartbreaking characters in …

150 Jahre Straßenbahn in Berlin

Der erste Berliner Pferde-Omnibus fuhr 1825, betrieben durch den Fuhrunternehmer Simon Kremser. Damit begann in Berlin der öffentliche Nahverkehr. Der Begriff Kremser …