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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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Berlin, home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Anchor Marco Werman interviews Olaf Maninger, solo cellist with the orchestra about the "digital concert hall", a new venture that puts the Berlin Philharmonic's live performances of classical music online.

Politics

Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse draws protests, hand-wringing over opening

Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.