“In a Heartbeat”

If you spent one second on the internet in these last few days you have already seen the short film I am about to tell you about. If you haven't, please continue reading. "In a Heartbeat" has taken the internet by storm. The short film, written and directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, is not … Continue reading “In a Heartbeat”

“Liebe in Zeiten der Follower” von Max Richard Leßmann

So, da bin ich wieder! Der Urlaub ist vorbei und mit ihm die Social Media-Abstinenz. Was habe ich verpasst? Eine ganze Menge anscheinend. Zwischen der ganzen "Game of Thrones"-Hysterie und dem neuen "IT"-Trailer hat Lana Del Rey ihr neues Album veröffentlicht (da könnte ich drüber schreiben) und auch Arcade Fire haben endlich ihre neue Platte rausgehauen, … Continue reading “Liebe in Zeiten der Follower” von Max Richard Leßmann

Roald Dahl

I am sure that everybody, at some point or other, has heard of Roald Dahl. And I am not talking about British kids here, who will know his stories, or at least some of them, by heart. I'm talking about the rest of the world, mostly, of course, Germany, as I am myself a German. … Continue reading Roald Dahl

“Sei ein Faber im Wind” von Faber

Musikmäßig waren es tatsächlich mal wieder ein paar gute Wochen für mich. Arcade Fire haben wieder von sich hören lassen, Lorde hat ein neues Album rausgebracht, genau wie Portugal. The Man. Aber es ist ein deutschsprachiges Album auf das ich am meisten gespannt war und das mich am meisten überzeugt hat. Auf den aus der … Continue reading “Sei ein Faber im Wind” von Faber

“Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

Dass ich ein großer Fan von Jan Böhmermann und seinem Neo Magazin Royale bin ist wohl schon bei meinem letzten Blogbeitrag über ihn aufgefallen, jetzt hat er seinen Status als einer der besten deutschen Entertainer noch einmal untermauert. Mit dem Segment "Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien" hat er nicht nur vier Klassiker der deutschen Literatur … Continue reading “Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

After re-reading "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood and watching the Hulu-adaptation I remembered one other dystopian story that had a profound effect on me. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro is a 2005 novel, was adapted in 2010 for the big screen by Mark Romanek, and a novel I never actually read. I watched … Continue reading “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Everything Now” by Arcade Fire

It has been four years since the release of their last album, now Arcade Fire are back with a new song and a new record in the making. "Everything Now" is the title track of the upcoming album, which will hit record stores on July 28, and it's a pleasant surprise. Their last album - … Continue reading “Everything Now” by Arcade Fire

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Ever since Donald Trump has become president of the United States interest in dystopian novels such as George Orwell's "1984", Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" or Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" has peaked. Yet it is one novel in particular and especially its adaptation into a series that have caused quite the stir, with the series … Continue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Jay Asher’s “13 Reasons Why”

To be honest, I had never heard of "13 Reasons Why" or Jay Asher before the show of the same name premiered on Netflix, and even then I just saw it pop up on my screen as a suggestion and didn't bother with it. However, as the controversy around it grew bigger I decided to … Continue reading Jay Asher’s “13 Reasons Why”

A Goodbye to “Girls”

Ever since "Girls" premiered on HBO I didn't know whether to like or dislike Lena Dunham (I could say hate, but that's a strong word and I'm not totally sure I can feel that range of emotion due to my emotional laziness). I watched its first three seasons, then stopped watching it because it kind … Continue reading A Goodbye to “Girls”