Urban solidarity

Did you know you can get free concert tickets if you're short on cash? Or ride along on the BVG with a button-wearing good samaritan? Here are five ways people are helping each other get a leg up in Berlin. more »

Apr 7, 2014 by | | | in Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

Roamers: Crafty caff

It may be easy to write Roamers off as yet another on-trend cafe on Pannierstraße, but the labors of Flore Schmidt and Chris Schiefner make this place stand out – which can be seen in their shakshuka, smoothies and, of course, on Instagram. more »

Apr 7, 2014 by | in Food (1 Comments)

Two levels of diverging: Neil Burger and Shailene Woodley

INTERVIEW. The current wave of dystopian films aimed at young adults shows no signs of abating with Divergent (part one of a trilogy) joining the fray on Apr 10. Director Neil Burger and star Shailene Woodley are two rogue elements in the genre. more »

Apr 14, 2014 by in Film

Weiwei in the house

Ai Weiwei's 'Evidence' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau is now officially open! Whether or not he actually comes to Berlin is yet to be seen, his presence can be felt all over the exhibition. Here's what to expect. more »

Apr 3, 2014 by in Art

Shoes on the tracks: Blood Red Shoes

Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell met through the Brighton punk scene. Celebrating a decade together, last year the duo shunned the slick professionalism of the UK and decamped to Berlin for six months. They'll be playing Astra on Thu, Apr 10. more »

Apr 3, 2014 by in Music & nightlife

"I always try to hide something"

INTERVIEW. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, "Snowpiercer", a South Korean-European production, adds dystopian sci-fi to Joon-Ho Bong’s mastery of genre. The film opens on Apr 3 in Berlin cinemas. more »

Apr 2, 2014 by in Film

"The city is covered with pink crosses"

INTERVIEW. Director of the theatre section at the Venice Biennale Àlex Rigola and the Schaubühne's own Florian Borchmeyer discuss their newest project – a stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s epic novel 2666. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by in Stage

A 10-year lucky streak

The pioneer of 'short dance'; Lucky Trimmer; is back, providing a platform for a diverse range of dancers. With a decade of history, the show returns with old favourites and new talent on Apr 4 and 6 at Sophiensaele. more »

Apr 2, 2014 by in Stage

“How do you explain just pulling back?”

INTERVIEW. Feo Aladag's "Zwischen Welten" premiered at the Berlinale, but received mixed reactions for its portrayal of German involvement in Afghanistan. The complex film opens in German cinemas Mar 27. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by in Film

A chat with... Dillon

The former German YouTube sensation returns: delayed by struggle, Dillon's sophomore effort "The Unknown" was released at the end of March. She’ll be bringing abrupt clarity to Heimathafen Neukölln on Thu, Apr 3. more »

Apr 1, 2014 by in Music & nightlife

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