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Violet Lucca

Violet Lucca is the web editor of Harper’s Magazine and the host of the publication’s podcast. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and elsewhere. She has “das glück ist nicht immer lustig,” the opening text of Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, tattooed on the wrist of her dominant hand.

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Fassbinder and Kraftwerk: A Marriage Made in a New Germany

The iconic band’s 1976 song “Radio-Activity” finds a perfect home in the final episode of Berlin Alexanderplatz, providing a musical correlative to the film’s interrogation of national identity.

By Violet Lucca