EUROKULTURE

LOST & FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Blogging European pop culture

Throwback Thursday: Mädchen in Uniform

If The Police had been around a few decades earlier, their hit “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” would have made an excellent theme song for the 1958 German-language film … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Emulating Germany’s Automotive Success

When people in America say “The BIG Three” you know they’re talking about GM, Ford, and Chrysler. But use the phrase  anywhere else in the world, and no one will … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

From Right to Left: Is History Repeating Itself?

Dagmar Bazzoni was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1943. Shortly after the end of World War II, she and her family moved to a Red Cross station in Aschaffenburg, Germany, … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Manchester: Manny, Manny Manchester

Having studied for 6 months in Manchester, England of course did not make me an expert on the subject, but it did let me in on a few of the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Churches of Germany

Germany’s churches are not just architectural masterpieces. Their structures record hundreds of years of prosperity, warfare, destruction, and rebirth. They remain landmarks in German skylines despite what has been built … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Spanish Cheesecake? I’ll Give It a Chance

Every birthday, my mom asks me what kind of cake I want. I think for a minute, and every year, I respond, “cheesecake.” As a cheesecake lover, I was excited … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a Comment

How the Edukators Taught Me

The Edukators: Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei (2004) directed by Hans Weingartner The chances are overwhelming that you’re not Burghart Klaussner. I’m also willing to bet you’ve never come home … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Winning International Cinema’s Beauty Contest

The most beautiful films are always, in my opinion, the most thought provoking and tend to only do well on the art house cinema circuit. Think films like Melancholia from the … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The Battle of the Two Soviet Resort Towns

The Caucasus region of Russia has long been celebrated for its beautiful landscapes, tall mountains, mild climates, and the power to renew the body and soul. Even Russian masterminds like … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Anchors Abroad: An Interview with Brent Goff

From his beginnings at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Brent Goff has made his mark across national and international news platforms. Goff’s broad news presence ranges from CNN … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

French Busking Band is a HIT at T/F Film Fest

Les Trois Coups (a French busking band) recently visited the U.S. to perform at the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Missouri. Press play to watch a slideshow to learn more … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Waffles, Windmills, and Wonderful Sights: Bruges’ Historic City Center

Despite nearly a thousand years of history, beautifully preserved Gothic architecture  and a reputation as one of the most important and fabulously wealthy medieval cities of Europe, Bruges, Belgium is … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Models roll out on the Runway

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Russia made heads turn as some fashion designers decided to break barriers by introducing disabled models onto the catwalk.  The models walked down the runway … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Animals United” Is Just One Big Copy Cat

The 2011 film Animals United (or “Konferenz der Tiere” for the German crowd) was produced in Germany, voiced by Brits, and unanimously hated by everyone around the world. Attempting to … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment