index-neu
 

The name “Ólafur” is in my mind a lot lately. I looked it up. We’ve got Ólafur Eliasson, and the other day I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the actor who plays the helicopter pilot is called Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and I fucking loved that character. [more]

Published by  on Juli 30, 2015

Quiero una vida aburrida por un rato, en uno de esos pueblos costeros, en los que vivir implica ir a la playa y juntar bichos como berberechos por un rato. Nadar horizontal a la costa. No quiero estudiar más por un rato. No se cuanto, un año, un [more]

Published by  on Juli 30, 2015

Heyy. Sorry I was at a meeting. Hey, it’s alright, but did you see him? Yeah I saw N. Was that what you meant? Yeah, of course! Yes! It was really nice. But, I don’t know, I’m not dying yet. Tell me everything. I mean, he is incredibly [more]

Published by  on Juli 30, 2015

I wish everybody would move to Berlin so I’d have all Buenos Aires for myself, like in January, best month of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, when everybody leaves town and it’s warm and lovely, like today, Tuesday night in late July, riding my bike around the [more]

Published by  on Juli 29, 2015

6.27PM This is my favourite light of the day. Inside it’s almost dark, but outside it’s still daytime. Everything is dyed with this grayish blue tone. I resist the first temptation and/or reflex to turn on the light, I look around the room instead, trying to adjust my [more]

Published by  on Juli 23, 2015

  – Dude, I’ve just had a double dream with you in it. In the first one you liked my brother and bought drugs and in the second one I told you about the first dream and we got shot. – Haha I want more details about that [more]

Published by  on Juli 21, 2015
 
by

Quiero una vida aburrida por un rato, en uno de esos pueblos costeros, en los que vivir implica ir a la playa y juntar bichos como berberechos por un rato. Nadar horizontal a la costa. No quiero estudiar más por un rato. No se cuanto, un año, un [more]

cover-11

Das 7:1 von Deutschland gegen Brasilien bei der Fußball-WM 2014 war der Einbruch des Unwahrscheinlichen – und der Kommentator des ZDF, Belà Rety, blieb stur bei seinem bodennahen Stotterrealismus, diesem anämischen Fehlervermeidungsgestus, der auch den deutschen Film, die deutsche Literatur, die Gesellschaft generell und politisch die Merkel-Republik durchdringt. Er [more]

cover-10

For generations, the big city has promised romance, danger, opportunity. But what happens when you wake up one hung-over morning and realize the promise is gone… along with your cheap apartment? That your whole existence in Berlin – ten years of easy living based on cheap rent and [more]

cover-9

Die Texte in diesem Band erschienen zwischen dem 27. November 2000 und dem 7. September 2001 im Feuilleton der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“. Es sollte um Gegenstände gehen, etwas Konkretes also, an dem sich die Erinnerung zeigt, die zwar privat motiviert war, aber durchaus politisch gemeint. Das alte Deutschland war [more]

cover-8

Carl Sternheim war unruhig, er war unzufrieden, er kämpfte gegen seine Zeit, den Wilhelminismus erst, dann die Weimarer Republik, wie es die Pflicht jedes Zeitgenossen sein sollte, denn das Gute wird immer verraten, das wusste Sternheim, denn er war ja der Dramatiker, der mit seinen existentiellen Komödien “Der [more]

cover-7-neu

Sandra Bartoli is a contemporary Walter Benjamin. His was Paris, hers is Tiergarten in Berlin. She is wandering through this somehow engrossed park in the centre of Berlin, a city without a centre, in 60 chapters. Exploring its hidden places, past, present, dark corners, bright lights, “Dönerbuden”, ponds, [more]

 

I was first enamoured by Elvia’s “My Girl” charm when we met amongst the nicotine vignettes at the basement of Times, or was it within the mix of the social cocktail of the Schinkel?  Perhaps most likely over a communal wine bottle adjacent to the Spree, I think [more]

Published by  on April 11, 2014

Before the Method Acting will immaculate my thoughts again, let me introduce a historical person. His name is Wolfgang Pauli, an extraordinary physician of the 20th century. He was famous for his research in quantum theory. He published some of his research the normal way, by writing books [more]

Published by  on Oktober 31, 2013

Nun soll also in Berlin, nach dem „upper Eastside“, diesem feuchten Grossstadttraum in Stein, auch ein „upper West“ entstehen. Am Breitscheidplatz, wo bis zu seinem Abriss das Schimmelpfeng Haus stand. Was ist von Stadtbebauern in Berlin zu halten, die ihre Gebäude „upper Eastside“ und „upper West“ nennen, mit [more]

Published by  on Oktober 21, 2013

I am drinking a tailor-made latte with a triple load of espresso. At the table next to me, two women with a gaggle of small children are engaged in an extensive negotiation with the waitress to have one shot of espresso dispersed across two cups and “diluted with [more]

Published by  on April 15, 2014
Published by  on November 8, 2013
Published by  on Oktober 14, 2013