The Mic Movement
amplifying art in berlin & beyond

 
 

 

Congratulations! It’s Not A Girl!!!

People like to re-evaluate their lives every so often, especially when birthdays come around. I’m turning from the dirty 30’s into the “almost 40” years and I guess I can’t complain too much. IR...
by chester
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African Roots

I am weary when I receive compliments here because they are usually precursors for the inevitable question that is usually the first thing most Germans ask me, often before they ask my name. “Where are you from?” O...
by denise
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Call Me Kuchu

Call Me Kuchu is the best documentary that I have seen at the Berlinale. I knew going into the movie that it had something to do with gay rights in Uganda and I wrote that I imagined I would just sit through it shaking my head ...
by denise
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It’s The First American Buffet Charlie Brown

One person’s clever marketing is another person’s propaganda. Such would be the case for one of America’s coolest national food orgies, Thanksgiving, the others being 4th of July (grill parties) and Halloween ...
by chester
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Ishema Kane's letter and German versions of controversial "Tintin in the Congo" and "Pippi Longstocking" - (Facebook / Casterman / Oetinger)

Correct me if I am (politically) wrong: “Real” Art, Elitism and White Delusions of Grandeur

White cultural producers are fighting to retain their privileges: to date they still occupy dominant positions in the German art industry and therefore presumably experience the mere existence of political correctness as a thre...
by Sharon Dodua Otoo
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Higher by John Forte

John Forte is no stranger to adversity. He went from being one of the original members of the Fugees to a stint in prison but it has not taken a toll on his talent. His voice is effortlessly intense. I need a minute with Google...
by denise
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Big Country

The United States of America. It is a country which exists in virtually all places, so ubiquitous, in fact, that traces of its influence can be found everywhere, from Danish television to Australian radio. The US is considered ...
by blue
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Shadows in Flux: Indignados and Espoir Voyage

Tony Gatlif’s film starts off with an undocumented African immigrant named Betty who washes up on a beach in Greece seeking a better life. The beach is littered with the shoes of other people like her, and these are just ...
by chester
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Color Coded Cat Calls

As I was riding from Mitte to  Prenzlauer Berg last night feeling giddy from the warmth of the night I came across the sight that always brings me to my senses.  A group of young boys standing on the corner looking at me with...
by denise
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