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Josef Jöchl and Denice Bourbon - organizers of PCCC Photo by Ari Y. Richter

Comedy With Corrections

What do you find funny? I’ve had a lot of opportunity to examine this question of late. Netflix and Youtube have gifted us with an endless supply of comedy...

The Berlinale Breakdown

My mind is a whirl of movies and my pupils are still dilated. Most of the filmmakers in the Berlinale Blackness films were coming from outside of the culture that they wanted to represent. This means that they would be naturally attracted to the most striking elements of the society that they were discovering and may not have had the cultural fluency to appreciate the subtler aspects of that society. ...

Blaq Pearl

Spending a sunny afternoon with Blaq Pearl in Berlin was like having a virtual visit to her home in South Africa. As she does with her poetry and song, she paints vivid pictures throughout the interview about what her life is like with all of its richness and challenges....

Art & Politics

“Art and politics are my two favorite things in the world,” said my German artist friend a week ago upon returning from the Pope demonstrations. At first, the s...