Michael Owens



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Oktoberfest's Black Economy-Flat Rental

Not much time for sleep for some revelers -- munichFOTO
Oktoberfest is here. Munich's hotels and hostels are all booked solid. They have been for weeks if not longer. Local businesses are waiting with bated...

Defiant Democrats double-down

Obama hopes to follow in Clinton's footsteps. Photo: Obamacrat
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA- The Democratic National Convention (DNC) has just finished their process of nominating Barack Obama for a second term....

Only the 'O' in the GOP

Romney gave the best speech of his life. Questions remain if it was good enough to win the election in November. Photo:majorconflict.com
TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA - Mitt Romney officially accepted the nomination for president of The United States of America this Thursday evening and then...

Warmer? Yes. Man-made? Well... (NOT SURE WHICH SECTION THIS SHOULD GO!!!)

From 2001 to 2004, Kevin Safreed and other meteorologists like him in the United States military were very busy. Their job was to look at data and...

Writers needed for The Munich Eye

We here at The Munich Eye are preparing to double or treble the number of copies printed, and increase the number of pages by 50%. But in order to do...

A difficult week for Angela Merkel and Germany

It has been a tough week for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and so she has done the only logical thing, left the country. She is about as far...

Another week another bomb

Where will the next one be found? -- munichFOTO stock
In a second reminder in less than a month that Munich was on the business end of quite a lot of ordnance during World War II, another unexploded bomb...

FC Bayern Munich Basketball is hoping for a slam dunk

FC Bayern Munich's other club begins against some of Europe's best On September 22nd and 23rd, Munich's Audi Dome will for the first time host the...

America-son of a gun

A brief rationale on why Americans are so smitten with guns America's love affair with guns is one of the most difficult aspects of American culture...

Spanish bulls' final run

(subheading)The German public is running out of patience for seemingly endless bailouts (subheading end)   Recently the European Union's bailout fund...

Turkish blood, German heart

Munich's oldest beer with Germany's youngest demographic (photo Jeff Ely)
Emir M. stands up when his aging father comes in, as does everyone else in the family. They all do this whenever their father enters the room the...

Cannabis Kultour bus rolls in to Munich in a cloud of smoke

Demonstrators for the legalization of marijuana in Munich. Photo: Michael Owens
This past Saturday a demonstration took place under the watchful eyes of the Munich police. It probably also fell on deaf ears of its intended...