Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze

Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg Philipp Vandenberg – Kamikaze Through February 24, 2019   “To me, there is no happy painting, truly great painting always has something desperate about it, something frightening, something ugly even” – Philippe Vandenberg, 1997 The dramatic sounding title of the Kunsthalle’s great fall exhibition “Kamikaze” therefore seems almost natural considering…

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THE 8 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES you will want to watch again and again

December is the time to get all cozy, eat Lebkuchen and cookies and have your best egg-nogg substitute: Glühwein. There is no better way than to celebrate those goodies with a cuddly movie session. Here are the best Christmas movies ever: It’s a fact. Everybody says so. Anything else is fake news. Muppets Family Christmas…

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Charles Dickens – The Man Who Invented Christmas

Opening: November 22 USA 2017 Directed by: Bharat Nalluri Writing Credits: Susan Coyne, Les Standiford Principal Actors: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Christopher Plummer Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens), celebrated author of Oliver Twist, is rattled after three major flops in 1843.  To secure his opulent lifestyle in his big mansion and 5 children,…

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Go Get ‘Em Tiger

It’s here! Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL) in one hand and Vogue’s September issue in the other, I’m getting ready for the loveliest fashion season of them all—the beautiful fall. You might have spotted the following trends in stores or blogs yourself. Keep reading for tips on how to style and ride the new fashion trends.…

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68 – Pop and Protest

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Through March 17, 2019 Steintorplatz 20099 Hamburg http://www.mkg-hamburg.de We didn’t start the fire… Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg Senator for Culture and Media to Hamburg, used Billy Joel’s chorus of his ´89 smashing hit single to introduce the newest exhibition of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe(MKG), 68 – Pop and…

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Emma – die verborgenen Farben der Dinge

Emma- die verborgenen Farben der Dinge (Il Colore Nascosto delle cose) **** Four Stars Opening June, 26 2018 Italy/Switzerland 2017 Directed by: Silvio Soldini Writing Credits: Davide Lantieri Principal Actors: Adriano Giannini, Valeria Golino, Arianna Scommegna Teo (Adriano Giannini) has everything, so it seems: Devilish good looks, a girlfriend who he is about to move…

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COCO Film Review

Opening November 30, 2017 USA 2017 Directed by: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Writing Credits: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Principal voices: Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Carcía Bernal,   Disney’s newest family adventure takes its audience to Mexico on the very “Día de los Muertos” – The day of the dead.…

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Anita Rée – Hamburger Kunsthalle

Anita Rée Hamburger Kunsthalle http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/en Through Feb 04 2018   I remember clearly the moment that I first laid eyes on Anita Rée, or rather her self-portrait (Selbstbildnis, 1930; Oil on Canvas, 66 x 60,8 cm; Hamburg Kunsthalle) in the Hamburg Kunsthalle, a couple of years ago one rainy Sunday afternoon. The melancholic colors, the…

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Jane Fonda, Call on me!

Getting yourself to hop off the couch and into the exercise routine can be a tough one if your motivation is somewhere between limbo and nonexistent. For myself, I found that putting on cute leggings and a matching top works better than any drill instructor could. I get up in the morning and just can’t…

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