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Arts, Culture & Media

Lou Reed's Berlin

The music world has paid tribute to singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who died on Sunday aged 71. To many fans, Lou Reed represents the dark and dangerous side of the Lower East Side in New York. But in 1973, Lou Reed recorded an album that moved the doom and gloom to East and West Berlin.

Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Sports

Olympic torch controversy

The World's Alex Gallafent on the controversial history of the Olympic torch relay: the modern tradition of the relay started on the eve of the 1936 Olympic Games, hosted by Nazi Germany.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit -- The Producers in Berlin

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lone Bech, spokeswoman for the Admiral Palast theater in Berlin, Germany. Next month, the theater will stage a production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers." It will be the first time the musical -- which pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi Germany -- will be staged in Germany itself.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lou Reed's Berlin

The music world has paid tribute to singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who died on Sunday aged 71. To many fans, Lou Reed represents the dark and dangerous side of the Lower East Side in New York. But in 1973, Lou Reed recorded an album that moved the doom and gloom to East and West Berlin.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Nazi 'Titanic'

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the "Titanic" movie you probably haven't seen: a piece of Nazi propaganda from 1943, a film with a story as tragic as the original ocean liner's.