Great Danes

There's a little bit of Scandinavia in Mitte at East & Eden, the new Danish-owned café on Torstraße. Ulla Skaaning Mathiesen and Orla Damgaard partnered up with Berlin brands to serve delicious coffee, tea, quiche and sweets. more »

May 29, 2015 3:30 PM The Best of Berlin

What is a "cyborg", anyway?

INTERVIEW. Disruption Lab Network and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien are back with a second festival May 29 and 30 all about the meaning of the word “cyborg”. Cyborg and transgender activist Helena Velena answers our questions on cyberfeminism. more »

May 28, 2015 3:00 PM People

The currywurst strikes back

On May 30 at Neu West Berlin, we'll be helping to judge the second annual "Horsemeat Optional" chili cookoff. But chili's not the only spice game in town. A few months ago, our writer attempted to stomach the spiciest street food in Berlin. more »

May 28, 2015 12:00 PM Food

The anti-addicts

In the shadow of Berlin’s reputation as a drug-fuelled party mecca stands a sizeable community of substance-free, straight edgers. Don't be fooled by mainstream juice fasters or trendy vegans – these punks have a political agenda. more »

May 26, 2015 1:45 PM Zeitgeist

Life is like a box of pasta

INTERVIEW. Naked people, defecating pasta and explorations of Mediterranean identities: The work of Sasha Waltz proteges, Nicola Mascia and Matan Zamir, To this purpose only is on May 23 and 24 at Radialsystem V. more »

May 22, 2015 11:30 AM Stage

Celluloid pride

Berlin is gay! Need proof? Look no further than the silver screen. With the 10th XPosed International Queer Film Festival kicking off on Thu, May 21 at Moviemento, we outline just how the city got that rep. more »

May 20, 2015 2:00 PM Film

A tale of a Eurovision junkie

Read our addiction issue yet? You’ll find it on newsstands for another week. In the meantime, in time for Saturday’s Eurovision final (May 23), read this harrowing tale of a Berlin expat’s addiction to the trashy songfest. more »

May 18, 2015 6:00 PM People

Quintessentially queer for 10 years

The international queer film festival XPOSED bares all for the 10th time, showing classics like Stephen Elliott's gender-bending "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert," along with other films, shorts and a party. Don't miss! May 21-24. more »

May 13, 2015 11:30 AM Film

German Angst: Who's afraid of the Germans?

INTERVIEW. Cult filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit hasn't made a foray into horror for over 20 years. Now he's back along with Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall for the very German horror anthology "German Angst", playing in small Berlin cinemas now. more »

May 12, 2015 3:15 PM Film

Are you a man or a woman?

Four figures of Berlin’s nightlife wait backstage as they get ready to perform: "Gritty Glamour" explores post-migrant queer identity in a show that is refreshingly honest and beautifully performed. Check it May 27-30 at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. more »

Apr 28, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Stage to screen and back: Yasmine Hamdan

During her spotlighted singing in Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of bohemians as vampires, Yasmine Hamdan’s smoky eyes outacted Tilda Swinton. You’ll be just as mesmerised when she takes the stage at Lido on Tue, May 19. more »

May 13, 2015 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

A few questions for...The Soft Moon

Now The Soft Moon, Luis Vasquez had considered giving up on music when Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper found his demos while surfing Myspace. He’ll be proclaiming “We are We” to his fellow Berliners at Schwuz on Tue, May 19. more »

May 15, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Expatriach: The next Generations

Expatriarch is back with more Generations, a four-night series in which established Berlin artists take emerging ones under their wing, starting with Aérea Negrot and Longopus. Watch their interview here and then join them on May 15 at Schwuz. more »

May 12, 2015 12:45 PM Music & nightlife

Van Gogh in 3D

INTERVIEW. Gimmicky or great? The multisensory exhibition Van Gogh Alive attracts atypical gallery audiences with music, video, and immersive installations at the Alte Münze. The preview is on from May 14 and full opening May 21. more »

May 5, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Exberliner video: Thoughts on my addiction

Theo Solnik talked to a Berlin expat coping with life after alcoholism. Watch his video portrait and read more about addiction in the May issue of Exberliner, on newsstands now. more »

May 7, 2015 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

The artists will not conform

Private collections aren’t usually must-sees, but Klaus Staeck was more than just a collector – he was a catalyst. "Kunst für alle" at AdK documents and catalogues the interplay between art and politics from the early 1960s through the present day. more »

May 7, 2015 1:30 PM Art

Wolfram Lotz: Lost in the Afghan rainforest

Mixing "Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now" with current events like piracy in Somalia and the Afghan war, playwright Lotz brings his anarchic production "Die lächerliche Finsternis" to Theatertreffen on May 13 and 14 at Berliner Festspiele. more »

May 11, 2015 1:30 PM Stage

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