Monika Müller-Kroll

Reporter, Life in Berlin

Monika Müller-Kroll is a freelance radio producer and author who has lived in Amsterdam, London, and Los Angeles. She has been a reporter for the "Life in Berlin" series on NPR Berlin since 2007. 

Monika has filed radio reports for German Public Radio, such as Deutschlandradio Kultur, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Radio Bremen, as well as BBC World-Service and NPR's Day to Day. In 2005, she won the RIAS Berlin Kommission radio award for her essays "Berlin Impressions." 

Apart from radio, Monika's passion is drawing cats. In 2003, her work formed part of the group exhibition “The Cat Show” at Acme Gallery in Los Angeles.  Three years ago, the Parisian publisher Ialou released the first edition of Mittens & Gloves, a collection of Monika's cat drawings. She is originally from Kulmbach, Germany.

140 Seconds
Courtesy of Mia Meyer

Every day, approximately 340 million Tweets are posted on the online social networking service, Twitter.

Inspired by the Twitter format of 140 characters per message, filmmaker and editor Mia Meyer and her colleague, Tim Klimes, started a website that films Twitter users who tell their stories in 140 seconds.

Room 77
Monika Mueller-Kroll / NPR Berlin

Kreuzberg's Room 77 is a laid-back restaurant and bar that serves hearty burgers, burritos, and enchiladas.

Though the owner, Joerg Platzer, spent time visiting the American Southwest and sampling the cuisine, he says he ended up relying on an American for true authenticity on his menu.

"The Texan influence comes from my founding partner, who was a farmer boy," Platzer says. "He is from Paris, Texas, and whose grandparents have actually cooked for real cowboys on real wagon trains bringing cattle from point A to B."

'Caesar Must Die' Wins Top Honor At The Berlinale

Feb 21, 2012

"Caesar Must Die," the film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, won the top prize - the Golden Bear - for best film at the 62nd Berlinale.

Mostly shot in black and white, the filmmaker brothers document the performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by inmates of the Roman high security prison, Rebibbia.