Provokátor Magazine Issue 24, December/January 2007

Wishing you a Happy Festivus!

This issue, we at Provokátor have avoided the single holiday in hopes of embracing other events of note that occur during the winter solstice season. The December/January issue presents the history behind New Years celebrations, some facts about those nasty resolutions, the consumer based Christmas markets, and what to do in Brrrrlin during this cheery season. SPECIAL FEATURE: Appease the present purgatory with our How To…? –    The DIY: Xmas Card (Poor Man’s Holiday Guide).

Prying into the various deviations of this month’s theme of ‘Festivus’— inquisitive about the matters of the holiday season beyond the holydays, like the special sentimentality behind ‘The Time of Airing Grievances’, and the rituals of group national anthem singing at midnight—Provokátor features the following:

Hogmanay by Mara Dougall
Poor Man’s Holiday Guide by Peter Utgaard
Festivus, not just a holiday for the ‘rest of us’ by Stephen Delbos
Behind the Scenes New Years by Joanna Davila
New Years Resolutions; Be Cruel to Be Kind to Yourself by Jessi Tabalba
Svařák Influenced Holiday Shopping by Catherine Park
Himnusz, Magyar Musical Mirth by Zoltan Dujisni
Lost in History, more to December than Holy Days by Kenn Mayfield
Pagan is as Pagan Does by Sezin Rajandran
Holidays in the Cold, things to do in Berlin by Michaela Abrera (with Berlin Events Listings)
Bath Time with David Yow of Qui by Marika Ley
KwaNzakah by Pamela Moye
Tarot Card: What you see is What you Get by Cat Deleon
Other items;
Resolve to Evolve, Issue 24 Editorial by Marika Ley
Festering in Festivity, Holiday Back Facts
Comic by Socalled
Radiowave by Craig Duncan
Arts Corner – literary and art exhibitions to Czech-out

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