897 C.E. the corpse of the recently deceased Pope Formosus was unearthed,
propped on a throne and tried for heresy in Rome. The motives had less to do
with theology than naked secular politics, writes Paul Collins as he
is in danger of turning into destitute Greece, or so congressional Republicans
and conservative commentators have been warning us for years now. For many
reasons, this is an absurd comparison—but it may
The German army is in full retreat, with
the Russians closing in on Berlin. In Milwaukee author John C. David’s
page-turning novel The Painter’s Stone,
German soldier Paul Behring is horrified by what he has seen at Auschwitz
Bosnia was long a collision point of cultures, and Berlin is a
continental crossroads. Bosnian mix-master Robert Soko lives in the German
capital, where he fills the clubs with a wonderful montage of pan-European
Grete Marks is a name sharp and to the point, as sleek and no-nonsense
as the huge photograph of her at the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “Grete
Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate” (through Jan. 1, 2013)...
Born in a German basement during an air raid in 1942, artist Derk
Hansen later immigrated to America. His art has evolved from his diverse life
experiences: window stylist, art restorer, art gallery owner, photographer...
Mild-mannered Heinrich Himmler wasn't the architect of the Holocaust and other acts of mass murder by the Nazi Germans, but he was the principal engineer and chief operating officer of a terror machine. Peter Longerich's massively detailed biography...