Harry Potter – and the cursed Story

Joanne K Rowling, a name known by everyone and worshiped by many. She is the creator of the Wizarding Universe of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, the icon trio. The story of how these three defeat the evil wizard Voldemort is an incredibly popular seven-volume coming-of-age story, which is accompanied by an even more […]

Book Review: Tell them Stories of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Énard: A lesser-known masterpiece by France’s author of the moment.

Much ink has been spilled about high-flying French author Mathias Énard since he won France’s top literary prize, the prix Goncourt, for his latest work Boussole (Compass). His highly‑praised novel tells the story of an imaginary one-night journey from Vienna to the Balkans, to Turkey and the Middle East, heavily laden with (a critique of) […]

Bigger is better: L’Osteria in Rostock

  L’Osteria is more than just a nice restaurant with giant pizzas, it is a place to meet friends and feel comfortable. The first L’Osteria was founded in 1999, but since then a lot has happened. Last year alone the restaurant opened 15 new chains , served 6.000.000 pizzas and used up 1.980.000 tons of […]

Review: Rausch at the HMT

Intoxication: Spreading the limits of mind, body (and theatre)   In recent years, the third-year-drama students’ annual dance performance at Rostock University of Music and Drama has become a widely-known, much acclaimed and beloved event under the careful production of choreographer Romy Hochbaum. Romy Hochbaum’s personal style has left its signature on every performance, however […]

An unusual Christmas concert at Rostock’s Heiligen-Geist-Kirche by MixTape, Soncett & Die Blowboys.

Concert review: An unusual Christmas concert by MixTape, Soncett & Die Blowboys. One could easily get carried away by the sheer number of concerts going on in the pre-Christmas period. Especially in Rostock, the town that arguably represents the cultural hub of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, each Advent weekend sees numerous concerts throughout the city’s churches and […]

Not what you would expect: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

After finishing a book from Stephen King’s oeuvre, which almost always offer all too supernatural, too unbelievable endings, you might spend a night or two having nightmares. But remember that Pennywise, the Overlook Hotel and the pet cemetery are only King’s scary inventions which are intended to scare the hell out of us. In contrast, […]

Sports/No Sports, Or Rather: We Just Couldn’t Decide

People whose interest in art extends to an interest in fashion might be entertaining the thought of visiting Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) to see their exhibition “Sports/No Sports”, Germany’s first exhibition on the interplay of sports and fashion. The MKG presents a collection that shows the development of sports attire, the adoption […]