Gaspar Noé: Love polarizes

INTERVIEW: With his latest, LOVE (opening Nov 26), attracting cheers and boos in equal proportion, we spoke with the Argentinian director about sex in cinema and the reactions it provokes around the world. more »

Nov 25, 2015 2:00 PM Film

The many surfaces of history

Liz Rosenfeld's series of shorts, The Surface Tension Trilogy, screening Nov 30 at the Zeughauskino, presents five historical females in a Berlin that's not-quite-past, not-quite-present, inviting us to question our perception of history. more »

Nov 27, 2015 1:35 PM Film

Up close with... Britta Thie

INTERVIEW: The fashion model and digital artist recently directed, wrote and starred in the Berlin-set webseries Translantics. Watch it online now or catch it at Kino Babylon on Nov 27 – either way, don't miss our chat with Thie on her work! more »

Nov 23, 2015 2:00 PM People

Honest John Grant

INTERVIEW: A man as candid and refreshing as his records are, John Grant brings new album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” to PBHFCLUB Thu, Nov 26. We talked to him about Berlin, his HIV story and what's in a mid-life crisis. more »

Nov 23, 2015 11:15 AM Music & nightlife 1 Comments

Max Beckmann and Berlin

The exhibition at Berlinische Galerie is a rare beast: a retrospective that offers insight into the artist's development, contextualising Beckmann's work with that of his contemporaries. Runs Nov 20 through Feb 15. more »

Nov 20, 2015 2:45 PM Art

Mariechen Danz: Body of work

INTERVIEW! The eponymous centrepiece of Mariechen Danz's Womb Tomb is a body with exposed organs, eternally incomplete. We spoke with the artist about her work dealing with the human body; see it for yourself at Galerie Tanja Wagner opening Nov 20. more »

Nov 19, 2015 2:00 PM Art

Finding my Berlin family

Weekend read! Upon discovering that she has family buried right here in Berlin's Weißensee Cemetery, American Berliner Rebecca Jacobson set off on a genealogical hunt to connect with her Jewish past. more »

Nov 20, 2015 11:50 AM People

Tom Anholt: Forward to the past

INTERVIEW: UK artist Tom Anholt's solo exhibition History Boy (exploring histories both personal and artistic) is still on display through Nov 21, so don't delay! Read our interview, then head on over to Eigen + Art Lab and check it out. more »

Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM Art

Chicha: On-trend Peruvian

Its stark interior may not seem particularly inviting, but we're here to eat, after all – and on that front Chicha delivers Peruvian cuisine that won't fail to impress, especially when it comes to the seafood. more »

Nov 12, 2015 2:40 PM Food

¡Que viva cinema!: Greenaway and Eisenstein

INTERVIEW: Veteran British director Peter Greenaway takes on a fellow film giant in new flick "Eisenstein in Guanajuato", exploring the Russian director's time in Mexico, his homosexuality and his unfinished picture. It hits cinemas Nov 12. more »

Nov 11, 2015 2:50 PM Film

Black lives matter: One World Berlin

From Nov 22-24, this tiny festival will screen three documentaries that tackle thorny, meaningful social issues: racial tensions in the USA, social outcasts in Eastern Europe, prostitution on the streets of Chicago. more »

Nov 18, 2015 1:00 PM Film

Three quirky museums

This trio of unique museums in Schöneberg might just redefine the term for you. Check out some Unheard-of Things at their Museum, for instance; alternately, swing by Grüntaler9 on Nov 18 for the launch of its entire catalogue translated into English. more »

Nov 17, 2015 12:40 PM Visiting 1 Comments

Northern wilds: Nordwind Festival

INTERVIEW: Berlin's showcase of Nordic art and performance returns for the sixth time, kicking off at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 13. We spoke to artistic director Ricarda Ciontos about this year's Russian focus, risk, resistance and going wild. more »

Nov 10, 2015 12:55 PM Stage

A stone of her own

On the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we take a look at the most ubiquitous reminders of the Holocaust in Berlin: Stolpersteine. Meet a Berlin woman whose quest for a Stolperstein on her block led her down the rabbit hole of Holocaust history. more »

Nov 9, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Five questions for... Jana Hunter of Lower Dens

Baltimore quartet Lower Dens routinely dazzles the critics with tight-knit tunes and an unfettered originality. Hunter and band bring this year’s Escape from Evil to Bi Nuu on Nov 10. more »

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife


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The great escape: 2. Berliner Herbstsalon

Running from Nov 13-29, the Maxim Gorki Theater invites over 35 artists and groups from around the world to provide their unique responses to the refugee crisis, from reinterpreted ancient Greek tragedies to Berlin city tours with a difference. more »

Nov 10, 2015 1:20 PM Stage

This one’s for the boys

Our November issue shines a spotlight on Schöneberg. One of Schöneberg's features? It's super gay. Here's a day out in Motzstraße, Berlin’s unapologetic man-lovin’ mecca. Read the piece then grab a copy on newsstands now. more »

Nov 4, 2015 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Short order

Who likes short shorts? Berlin does. The 31st Interfilm is kicking off on Nov 10 around the city with over 550 films in six competitions, delighting both cinephiles and people with short attention spans alike. more »

Nov 6, 2015 12:00 PM Film

Inside the church kitchen: Pablo Larraín

INTERVIEW. After winning the Silver Bear prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s ruthlessly satirical thriller The Club, about the internal machinations of the Catholic Church, hits German screens Nov 5. more »

Nov 4, 2015 1:45 PM Film

Say ja to jazz

From David Bowie to Kendrick Lamar, this year's Jazzfest isn't for fuddy-duddies. Read our preview and then catch the fest Nov 5-8 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Digital nomads: Futurale

Organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Futurale film festival turns a timely eye on tomorrow’s labours of love, man and machine through seven documentaries. Catch it at Arsenal Nov 5-8. more »

Nov 5, 2015 1:45 PM Film

Caucasian and Central Asian art fronts: Slavs and Tatars

Haven't seen Slavs and Tatars' playful yet hyper-critical work yet? This month offers two chances, but one is only through Nov 14 at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, so catch it now. Read our interview with one of the collective's anonymous members first. more »

Nov 3, 2015 12:00 PM Art

Indie deathmatch 2015

There's so much indie-emotion going on in November and no way to take it all in. Well, we're here to help you sort through your scheduling crisis by presenting our guide to the month's most heart-wrenching double-bookings. more »

Nov 2, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

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  • Job well done

    OUT NOW! The brilliant central performance as STEVE JOBS from Fassbender and the typically witty Aaron Sorkin screenplay are two of many strengths in Danny Boyle's biopic. more »

  • Goodbye, Ghibli

    OUT NOW! The latest (and last?) from Japan's phenomenally successful Studio Ghibli may not be a Miyazaki-level masterpiece, but WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is still a touching tale. more »

  • A Brit on a Russian in Mexico

    OUT NOW! Greenaway takes on Eisenstein in EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO, a worthy tribute making good use of Greenaway's signature eye for theatricality and sexuality. more »

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