Last Minute Halloween Costumes

You forgot to go shopping for a Halloween costume or had decided not to go to the party and now changed your mind? There are lots of ways you can rustle up a cheap Halloween costume with what you find at home. You'll look sexy in any of the costume designs I have found for you. Just take a look at the pictures and take it from there.



Climbing the Olympic Stadium

If you like climbing in unusual places, then the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, might be the ticket. You can climb all over the roof, abseil onto the running track, or use the steel cable running over the arena below. All these tours are guided and perfectly safe to go to. And you'll get all the specialized information for the price of one.


Julian Gross, tour guide
Olympic Stadium, Munich

Edouard Louis on Eddy Bellegueule

I said somewhere else that Berlin is everywhere, but so is rural France. Edouard Louis is a young French writer who wrote the novel 'En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule' at the age of 18. It was published in France last year and is currently being translated into 20 languages. It was a bestseller. It caused a scandal with the busybodies that sell censure called political correctness and was greeted as a revelation by realists, writers, and able-minded literary critics alike.

Edouard Louis

The Royals: Not Bad Enough

When a TV channel like E placed at the bottom of the good TV channels' list announced its own scripted series, you had to prepare for the worst. When they called it 'The Royals', you really wondered what they intended to do about it. Now the first installment has been aired. And it was bad, really bad. But not bad enough.


William Moseley

Berlin is Everywhere

If you think crimes against homosexual teenagers are something that happens elsewhere, reconsider. In a case like this one, Berlin is everywhere. The story of Nasser makes horrible reading and should encourage people everywhere to keep their eyes open to abuse against children going on all around them, straight and gay. But because he is gay, Nasser was tortured and kidnapped as a child - by his own family. Nasser's story is doesn't unfold in a distant land like the Lebanon but in the middle of Europe - in Berlin.