NPR Specials: Berlin Journal Spring 2015

May 26, 2015

The American Academy In Berlin seen from on the water of Wannsee
Credit Jeff Rosenberg

This week on NPR Specials, The American Academy In Berlin presents the Spring 2015 publication of The Berlin Journal. This episode will engage some writers and creators featured in the recently released magazine. Some of the featured content includes:

The work of Sanford Biggers, the multi-medium artist whose works range from quilts and photographs to sculptures and installations. His work has been displayed internationally.

Mary Jo Bang's poetry, and how she drew inspiration from the Bauhaus.

Jeffrey Goldberg offers some thoughts on how American political conceptions and how they make understanding actors in the Middle East more difficult. 

Sean Wilentz reaches back to the Eigtheenth Century in an attempt to develop a better understanding of the anti-slavery movement in the United States.

Jeff Rosenberg moderates this broadcast, showcasing the work of the American Academy's busy semester. This NPR Special will air on Saturday, May 30 at 19.00 and on Monday, June 1 at 8.00.