Norihiko Dan: Chikei in Berlin

Japan's "Chikei" cannot be translated into English, though it roughly means landforms, and the source of life. Check out Norihiko Dan's architectural installations at Architektur Galerie through Feb 27 to see just how Chikei Berlin can get. more »

Feb 5, 2016 12:00 PM Art

It happens to everybody: Nick Thune

INTERVIEW. Known for his deadpan, one-liner bits accompanied by guitar, Seattle's ultimate hipster comedian puts away his guitar for his "American Babe" tour. Catch his (often too) candid comedy at Noize Fabrik on Feb, 11 at 19:30. more »

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 PM Stage 1 Comments

Brutally necessary: Art from the Holocaust

In a shudderingly explicit new exhibition, Berlin hosts 100 works created in the ghettos and camps of WWII Europe. It's art that survived the Holocaust – even if the artists didn't. Discover the beauty formed in an era of darkness, through Apr 3. more »

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM Art

Critical darlings: Critics' Week Berlin

Critics’ Week Berlin is back! Kick it off with a panel discusson on German film at Silent Green on Feb 10, and from Feb 11-18 catch artful, experimental new films like Andrzej Zulawski’s "Cosmos" all at Hackesche Höfe Kino. more »

Feb 3, 2016 4:30 PM Film

Almost a real girl: Meet Miku

INTERVIEW! Hatsune Miku is one of many successful pop stars in Japan, and the first that started out as a software. This highly advanced teen girl hologram is performing at HKW as part of Transmediale/CTM Feb 5-6 at 21:30. more »

Feb 3, 2016 2:10 PM Stage

How to get tickets for the Berlinale

Watch out! Advance sales for Berlinale tickets have already started! Here is all the info you need to get the tickets you want before the festival kicks off on Feb 11 or during, whether online or at the box-office. more »

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film


The Berlinale's back, and we know what to watch and which celebrities to stalk. But what about German films? We investigate Germany's problem with arthouse cinema and much more in the issue Berlin cinephiles shouldn't miss, on stands now. more »

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM

The artist’s guide to Transmediale

Instead of one main exhibition, this year Transmediale presents “Conversation Piece”, a series of events, installations and conversations, Feb 3-7 at HKW. We've navigated the “infinite scroll” of the programme to find this year’s must-sees for you. more »

Feb 2, 2016 12:00 PM Art

Best noodles ‘n’ needles

Not only do they serve fresh, homemade cannoli at Kreuzberg haunt Ragù, they also offer knitting classes, making it one of the best places to hide from the cold in Berlin. Don't know how to knit? The offer multilingual classes starting Feb 6. more »

Feb 4, 2016 4:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Mapping CTM: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini

INTERVIEW: Jan Rohlf and Rabih Beaini take on “New Geographies” in this year’s CTM festival, happening across Berlin Jan 29-Feb 7. With 100-plus artists, panels, workshops and installations, there's lots to explore. more »

Jan 28, 2016 2:20 PM Music & nightlife

February exhibitions: Six not to miss

HIGHLIGHTS: The art world's winter hibernation is over and Berlin's got it going on. From the misogynist feminism of Carol Rama to anti-traditional Japanese minimalism from Koji Enokura, here are six shows to check out this month. more »

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 PM , Art

Life through a lens: Von hier zu mir

Contributions from Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia and more in Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut's "Von hier zu mir" produce a show full of life, colour, memory and most importantly distortion. Warm up to a bit of the Balkans this winter through Feb 12. more »

Feb 3, 2016 1:30 PM Art

Selling yourself the easy way

You don’t have to be a prostitute to make money off your body. The next time you want to afford one of life’s little luxuries, do what these Berliners did and use what nature gave you. more »

Jan 28, 2016 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Resolution: Eat your vitamins!

Did you promise yourself you'd eat more healthily this year? Berlin Organics has the powder for you: five different blends of various superfoods ready to sprinkle over, onto or into the low-cal meal or beverage of your choice! more »

Jan 22, 2016 1:25 PM The Best of Berlin

CTM 2016: All over the map

HIGHLIGHTS: It's CTM season again meaning it's time to start snatching up tickets. It's tough to explore these “New Geographies” with all the performances so we've collected our favourites to pencil into your calendar from Jan 29-Feb 7. more »

Jan 28, 2016 1:55 PM Music & nightlife

Resolution: Clean up your flat

January's now over and you still haven't started working on your resolutions? If one of them had to do with getting that art off the shelves and onto the wall, Frameworks Berlin has has got you covered. more »

Jan 25, 2016 1:30 PM The Best of Berlin

Cooking the books

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more »

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Nobelhart & Schmutzig: Locally brutal

Proudly sporting a shiny new Michelin star, Nobelhart & Schmutzig is perhaps even prouder of its "brutally local" concept, sourcing everything from within 250km of Berlin. Your meal there is sure to be unforgettable, if nothing else. more »

Jan 15, 2016 12:45 PM Food

Davide Quayola: Engaging with history

INTERVIEW: Davide Quayola's "Iconographies" (through Mar 5 at NOME) is the buzzed-about exhibition at this year's Transmediale Vorspiel. The Italian artist uses custom software to put a spin on renowned works from throughout history. more »

Jan 18, 2016 12:35 PM Art

Militant sounds: Holger Schulze

INTERVIEW. Boom! Boom! Boom! But it's not all bellicose. HKW’s Holger Schulze invites us to think about the soundtrack of combat (and post-combat) with the four-day event Singing the War on at HKW Jan 14-17. more »

Jan 12, 2016 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

R.I.P. Bowie: Where to mourn in Berlin

Berlin lost one of its most beloved adoptive children yesterday when David Bowie succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. We remember the man, the music and the myth with five key places that defined his time in Berlin. more »

Jan 11, 2016 1:40 PM , , Music & nightlife

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    OUT NOW! The latest from respected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, CEMETARY OF SPLENDOUR is a rivetingly atmospheric, deeply spiritual drama about death and the afterlife. more »

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    OUT NOW! The latest post-apocalyptic YA adaptation, THE 5TH WAVE puts an alien invasion spin on the genre, offering a few new ideas but otherwise not separating itself from a crowded pack. more »

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    OUT NOW! Oscar incumbent Iñárritu's follow-up to Birdman, THE REVENANT is a visually luscious triumph of cinematography attached to a narrative that can't quite sustain its length. more »

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