LOST & FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Blogging European pop culture

Vladimir Putin: The Man and the Meme

Few world leaders are as easily recognizable as Russian President Vladimir Putin.  His unique looks, as well as his antics, have made him a favorite subject for many silly jokes … Continue reading

May 19, 2014

Europe: baseball’s next hotbed

Editor’s Note: Philip Joens is a business journalism major at the University of Missouri. In his free time he collects baseballs and writes his blog “Adventures of a Future Sportswriter”. Today he tells … Continue reading

May 18, 2014

Swedish DJ bridges gap between global EDM and American popular music

Swedish DJ Avicii burst upon the music scene in 2011 with his breakout single Levels but it was this past summer that the musician took the world by storm with the lead … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

Bierocks, Vegetarian Style

As my possibly indefinite move to Germany is rapidly, almost scarily approaching, I’ve been mulling over all of the seemingly innumerable possibilities that living there will provide me with: an … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

What It’s Like To Graduate Abroad

In just a few short days, I will walk across the stage, shake hands with the dean, be handed a blank diploma holder, and put my tassel on the other … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

Tintin’s Travels

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic books written by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi. He used the pen name Hergé while writing the Tintin comics, of which the first adventure … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

Zadar: The Mediterranean as it Once Was!

I ended up in Zadar purely by chance, and if anyone had asked me, before I went, if it was a place I would ever visit, the answer would have … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Eurovision Shows Acceptance of Bearded Woman

In case you hadn’t heard, this year’s Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, of Austria, created quite the commotion. You may be wondering what is Eurovision? I did not know what it … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

A Night in Neukölln

You’ve probably heard, Berlin is one of the coolest cities in the world. You probably know about its fascinating history and museums, as well as the ever-changing art, music, theater, film, … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dear Mr. Potter, We are pleased to inform you…

Imagine the excitement Harry felt when he received his acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Now imagine that Hagrid took the letter from Harry, ripped it up, and said, “Sorry ’bout that, … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Artists Respond to Climate Change In Creative Ways

Climate change is real. It is happening. We all feel it, we see it, and new evidence is published daily. Yet, still governments across the globe seem to rank the … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gorodetsky’s Masterpieces

I have become fascinated with architecture here lately.  My love for architecture grew particularly after I studied in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then revisited my beloved Kiev in Ukraine. On … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ramstein, Germany: A Home to Many Americans

Let’s talk about Ramstein and no, and I don’t mean the band.  Ramstein Air Base is an American NATO support installation established 61 years ago on June 1, 1953, in … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest!

When I traveled to Germany last year, I was a bit disappointed that my semester was in the Spring and not the Fall. How could I ever become an extreme … Continue reading

May 14, 2014