the germans magazine


More selections from various issues of Frontpage & Raveline, German rave culture magazines (1995-2001)

*Including Cybersp@ce, the fragrance that lets you smell like the internet 😂

“If we can believe future scientists, we will live in the cyberspace with funny characters instead of our real bodies to interact with each other. At least we can smell like cyberspace also. Good thing this scented water works in the real life too! And it’s suitable for woman and also men.” - Thanks to Phil Costa for the translation!

Three Germanys
TIME, 31 August 1953

WHEN Americans think of German unification, they are apt to think only of joining together the East and West zones, split by the Iron Curtain. West Germans, however, even on their official maps, look beyond to a third Germany severed at Potsdam in 1945. At that time, Britain and the U.S. reluctantly agreed that Russia and Poland were entitled to territorial compensation at Germany’s expense. The final determination of Germany’s borders was to come later, in the Big Four Peace Conference that has never been held. At Potsdam, Russia annexed the northern half of East Prussia, including its ancient capital of Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad). Poland took the rest of East Prussia and all German territory east of the Oder and Neisse rivers. An area the size of South Carolina, this included part of Brandenburg, most of Pomerania and all of German Silesia (coal, steel, potatoes). Millions of Germans were thrown out; Polish settlers moved in. The East German Communist government has been forced to sign away its claims on this territory, but West German Chancellor Adenauer has given notice that Germany will never accept the Oder-Neisse line as its eastern frontier. Thus Germany is the one European nation that is even more determined than the U.S. to roll back the Iron Curtain.

(West) Germany did end up accepting the Oder–Neisse line, by signing the Treaty of Moscow in 1970.


The Kingsman are back - New article in German “Geek!” #32 magazine 

The article itself isn’t spoilerish re KM2, there’s not really anything we don’t already know, and what there is I marked in the text. The beginning basically just gives us a summary about KM1 and then there’s an interview with Taron Egerton from shortly after he finished filming Robin Hood. The interview is really cute and I feel weird translating it back into English after it was translated into German - talk about Lost in Translation, lol. But I think this is too cute to miss, so here’s the gist of it:

Mag: The Kingsman are the embodiment of the totally cool guy - are you like that or are you more of a geek?

TE: No, I’m probably the least cool person on the planet. It’s a desperate daily struggle for me to give the illusion that I’m somewhat cool. It’s a very, very strenuous acting performance! (laughs)

Mag: Do you have some geeky habits?

TE: When I watched a film that I liked, then I look at who exactly was part of it afterwards. I totally take it apart really. Then I look at the actors, if they worked together on other projects and things like that. I really like doing that.

Mag: Welcome to the club!

TE: I’m somewhat of an imdb junkie, I look for the smallest tidbits, quotes and trivia, for example who worked with whom and if it was the first time or not. Everything going on behind the scenes is of interest to me. 

Mag: It must have been heaven for you to work on KM again then since there are so many well-known actors involved, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore - was it fun to work with them?

TE: I liked working with two actors from The Big Lebowski [AN: Bridges and Moore] because I love that film. And it was great to film with Mark again because we already got along so well in the first one.

Mag: One does see a lot of him in the trailer…

TE: Yes, he now has the chance to… (he stops because he noticed that he might give sth away). Let’s just say he has much more to do than in part one because he’s not bound to HQ anymore. It’s amazing how many great actors Matthew found for this film.

Mag: Makes me wonder how much time you spent on imdb when you heard who’s involved?

TE: Not that much. These are all colleagues I looked up earlier. [talks about him liking Bridges and Elton John]

[the next paragraph has possible KM spoilers but it’s not really sth we haven’t seen/heard before]

Mag: How much time has gone by between the first film and this one?

TE: I think about six months. Eggsy has finished a few mission and is trying to get into the groove and his new lifestyle. […] He tries to find a balance since he has a gf now. […] And he is faithful despite being a spy. [He’s not like Bond because] he’s breaking with that cliche. He’s really fallen in love with that girl and wants to make that relationship work.

Mag: [asking about Robin Hood]

TE: If it turns out the way I hope it will be a completely different take on Robin Hood as we’re used to. We’ve tried to keep the gist of the original legend. He’s a soldier who’s just came back from the crusades, a well-versed bowman, but he is a lot younger than the Robin Hoods we saw before on screen. The mood will be a lot darker and the film more modern. 

Mag: Who’s in it?

TE: It’s a great cast. I’m in it - with that I don’t mean that I’m great (laughs). Jamie Dornan and, what I think is especially exciting, Ben Mendelsohn, who’s playing the Sheriff. He’s a hero of mine and a great actor.

[…] Mag: Seems there’s a lot of action in RH and KM. Is that easy to do for you?

TE: No idea. I wasn’t really expecially good at PE back in school. But I love the challenge of combining the choreography with the physical demands. I don’t want to say that I have the talent to be a stuntman, but it excites me to make it work. 

Mag: Any pranks on set?

TE: I never remember those very well But there was this time when Channing Tatum put blow-up dolls in my trailer and filmed it.

Mag: What? Where can one see this?

TE: (unable to speak with laughter) Don’t ask!!

Lana Del Rey photographed by Sean + Seng on November 21, 2011, for the February 2012 issue of Interview Russia, as well as Interview Germany magazine.

In the new issue of the Pirouette (No.7/2017) is a small article about Yuzu’s training in Toronto. Article written by Klaus-Reinhold Kany

Kany was there before the media days with Yuzu, so the infos in there are not new. Kany talked to Brian Orser.

Here are the main points translated by me:

- most of the time Yuzu was in Toronto, he rarely did ice shows

- Yuzu is already fit (for the new season) , he knows his body well and found a good rhythm and he focuses on not getting injured “if tomorrow would be the olympics, Yuzu would be ready!”

- 4lz is included in the plan for the season

- SP is Chopin again because it was a masterpiece and Brian hopes judges like it again like they did two years ago

- Brian was not allowed by the Japanese Fed to talk about Yuzu’s FS program at this point of the interview, but there is the media day for the Japanese journalists and if the music is announced then he can write about it

- Brian do not decide when to talk about the music choices, it is the Japanese Fed decision if Yuzu is allowed to talk about it

When the magazine was printed they already knew that Yuzu would return to Seimei and Kany wrote it in his article in the end.