Notes from the Unexpected: Les Millionnaires
Nov04

Notes from the Unexpected: Les Millionnaires

D.B. Miller finds hidden gems when she talks with the artists behind Les Millionnaires jewellers, in Zürich’s well-heeled Old Town.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Zürich’s one and only lake speaks up
Aug28

Notes from the Unexpected: Zürich’s one and only lake speaks up

D.B. Miller hands over the helm to Zürich’s ever-changing heart—the Zürisee—and displaces Point-Of-View, in her latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Backstage at Kaufleuten
Jun02

Notes from the Unexpected: Backstage at Kaufleuten

D.B. Miller explores the magic of bringing acts to Zürich’s Kaufleuten stage, in the latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected.

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Notes from the Unexpected: The floating venue with heart
Feb27

Notes from the Unexpected: The floating venue with heart

In the next instalment of Notes from the Unexpected, D.B. Miller finds herself afloat amid lovers of theatre and art.

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Notes from the Unexpected: The voices of Radio LoRa
Nov28

Notes from the Unexpected: The voices of Radio LoRa

The latest chapter of D.B. Miller’s regular Notes from the Unexpected, this time on LoRa, a radio station that does not conform.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Gitarren Total from the ground up
Aug29

Notes from the Unexpected: Gitarren Total from the ground up

The latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected finds D.B. Miller feeling the guitar love at Gitarren Total shopfront and workspace in Zürich.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Veit Stauffer and a record store with roots
May29

Notes from the Unexpected: Veit Stauffer and a record store with roots

“I see my music roots in the early 80s,” Veit says, citing Nick Cave and Tom Waits, “but I’ve always tried to mix the old and the new.” … In the latest instalment of Notes from the Unexpected, D.B. Miller talks to Viet Stauffer, REC REC record store owner in Zurich.

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Notes from the Unexpected: Daniel Nufer and Pile of Books
Feb28

Notes from the Unexpected: Daniel Nufer and Pile of Books

“The first time I happened upon Pile of Books, a few months earlier, was just as disorienting. It beckoned like an Edward Hopper that had come to life and, were it not for the campy Come In, We’re Open! sign on the door, I could have been peering into a person’s private library. In some respects, I was.” D.B. Miller visits Daniel Nufer at Pile of Books in the next instalment of Notes from the Unexpected.

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Skipping the barrier
Sep04

Skipping the barrier

“While I check e-mail for the hundredth time, my friend stares ahead in tight-jawed concentration. She’s had a hard day but is hell-bent on getting not only the front row, but a very specific spot. When I pull out the sensible bag of fruit we’re calling dinner, she waves it away. The grapes are too tart, but I eat them anyway.” D.B. Miller on Stereophonics.

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