December '09 and January '10 Feature Stories

Season's Greetings, Happy Holidays and a Great New Year to you and your's!

Music - Tearist are a duo from L.A. who have confused a few people on the genre front - art punk? exquisite dark wave? disco/noise? Who cares? Certainly not them ... Interview and podcast

Art - Fashion Julia and Ben are two relatively new faces on the fashion scene in Berlin and their combination of edginess and detail originality has already won them a lot of new friends. Images and text

Music - Worldtronics09 was a combination of low-key music-making and friendly trade fair. The idea was to have various performers from different countries including people presenting East-Asian Electropop. Images and text

Wetware - Christmas We update our Free Stuff page which we put up last Christmas and which covers everything from games to books, and other things in between. Report

Hardware/Software We have what's close to being our last word on the Nokia 770 internet tablet. Another software upgrade and a promising looking one to come. Report

Music Podcasts - A track from Tearist - Lo V, Hi V Podcasts

More Music - Monthly Video Picks This month's vid pick is ... a Christmas carol! Videos

Books - My New Mac, Semantic Web, Computation, Watchmen, White Stripes, Command Line ...Reviews

Music - Classical Baron K has a chat about Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a child prodigy who went on to huge popularity in England and to become the founder of the Leipzig Conservatory. Commentary

Recent on Mstation: music: Vivian Girls, America's Cup, music: Too Young to Fall..., music: Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Berlin Lakes, music: Atarah Valentine, Travel - Copenhagen, House in the Desert

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