Interns Diary

October 2013

  • by Nathan M., 31 Oct 2013
    There are a few things you get used to while being an intern… -Working for free... Because who has money? (Not interns…) -Minimal direction... I was trained by Adela on a need-to-know basis, which I thought was a pretty effective strategy. Old interns train baby interns! Learn from...
  • by Nathan M., 22 Oct 2013
    If you have been checking your calendar regularly, then you know Halloween is coming up next weekend. If you are avoiding facing the fact that summer is over, just revel in the photograph above of me at a Halloween party my friends and I threw when we were 11 years old. I think this was before Spin-the-Bottle....
  • by Nathan M., 17 Oct 2013
    Do you see that bright red light? When a computer dies, its screen often defaults to a cerulean blue screen affectionately called “the blue screen of death”. Likewise, when the WLAN in my flat fails, our router displays what I like to call “the red light of someone's-going-to-die-soon-if-o2-doesn...
  • by Nathan M., 9 Oct 2013
     While I was debating whether or not to review Starbucks as an artistic institution, Despina suggested it might be more fruitful to check out Döner shops instead—it would be much more Berlin! Up for the challenge, I eagerly biked to Kreuzberg to do some fieldwork. That was probably my first mistake....
  • by Nathan M., 2 Oct 2013
    I grew up on a 30 square-kilometer island. There were between seven and nine Starbucks on our island, depending on whom you asked. As both the cool place to hang out (when you were 12 years old) and a part of your daily routine (when you were 40 and too boring for an independent coffee shop), Starbucks was an integral...

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