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The Wall hits the stage

Walls, walls, walls, they are all around us in many forms both physical and metaphorical, and Berlin's theatre scene is committed to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mauerfall with myriad performances of all kinds. Here's our round-up. more »

Oct 31, 2014 Stage

In his Berlin cage

INTERVIEW. Tobias Jundt, frontman of Bonaparte, has a new, less fuzzy look and a carrot-juice diet to go with the band's latest self-titled album, recorded in Brooklyn thanks to an irritating cat. Catch the spectacle at Huxleys Neue Welt on Oct 30. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Music & nightlife

Jazzing the Germans

INTERVIEW. Jazzfest Berlin is 50. Involved since year three, Alexander von Schlippenbach shares his unique insight into the events and people who have set the tone for one of Europe's oldest jazz festivals. Oct 30-Nov 2, Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Music & nightlife

Up in vapour!

In the cinemas, on the train platforms and in the flats of your non-smoking friends. With the decline in popularity of conventional tobacco, e-cigarettes are Berlin’s latest trend among those who are hesitant to stub out their fag permanently. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Zeitgeist

Top work at the PornFilmFestival

INTERVIEW. There's a show of feminine strength at this year's PornFilmFestival (Oct 22-26 at Moviemento), with director Tatjana Turanskyj part of the milieu. Her film Top Girl explores feminist issues through the story of a Berlin sex worker. more »

Oct 21, 2014 People

GEMA versus the little guys

You might only know GEMA as the bastards who block Youtube (still!) but for Berlin's indie musicians and small venue owners, the music royalty organisation is a real point of contention. Learn more at Music Pool Berlin's workshop on Oct 23. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Music & nightlife

Chock full of chakra: Top 5 yoga studios

It isn't too much of a stretch to say that yoga is ubiquitous in Berlin. Here are five places to get your asana on. more »

Oct 17, 2014 The Best of Berlin

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These burgers are crazy

With gourmet patties already old news in Berlin, it’s time to embrace the alternaburger. Here are five worth noting. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Food

In a permanent state of war

America's current militarist policies are frighteningly reminiscent of those of the Third Reich, says Todd Pierce. The US military lawyer who has defended several Guantanamo inmates, was recently in Berlin as part of a European speaking tour. more »

Oct 16, 2014 People 1 Comments

Short and sharp

Apart from showing an impressive number of films, the Berlin Short Film Festival will be kicking off with an opening party on Oct 25, so you can nurse your hangover with around 100 screenings between Oct 26-31. Don't miss! more »

Oct 22, 2014 Film

And so I don my mask

INTERVIEW. Berlin musician Miss Kenichi chats new albums, history of songs, and inspiration with friend and fellow songstress Shara Worden, the woman behind My Brightest Diamond. Catch My Brightest Diamond at Postbahnhof Oct 22. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Music & nightlife

A Neukölln bar in Moabit

The ever-up-and-coming Moabit recently acquired another piece of cool: Kallasch&, a corner Kneipe where you can sip on a cheap beer, actually hear the live music and maybe make a friend. more »

Oct 17, 2014 The Best of Berlin

An artistic walk through Hell

INTERVIEW. New Leipzig School artist David Schnell brings a show of remarkable new oil-on-canvas works to Eigen + Art. His new exhibition makes one realise the past is only a preface to what he has yet to come. Catch it before it ends on Oct 18. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Art

Help fund Berlin's punk rock Bible!

UPDATE: The crowdfunding deadline for SO36: Das Buch, a comprehensive history of Berlin's favourite punk club and subculture hub, has been extended through Nov 7. How do you lay your hands on a copy of the book, and why should you want to? Read on! more »

Oct 2, 2014 Music & nightlife

Dolores: 10 years of Berlin burritos

The king of Berlin burritos is turning 10! And to celebrate, they're giving them out free! What's more, they're launching their own beer, free when you show them your copy of our current issue. What's better than burritos, beer and Exberliner? more »

Oct 7, 2014 Food 4 Comments

Ukraine: "Russia was always elected to be the enemy"

INTERVIEW: Is Putin plotting to invade Ukraine, as unanimously suspected by the Western media? Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern brings some sanity into this new Cold War-style propaganda battle. more »

Sep 11, 2014 People 2 Comments

3D selfie

If you're already over Berlin's plethora of Photoautomats, make your way to Dimension Alley for the newest way to flaunt your face, or rather your entire figure. In addition to 3D-printed-you, the cafe offers workshops for novices and the tech-savvy. more »

Oct 7, 2014 The Best of Berlin

A 1990s Flashback

German designers and owners Indira Töreki and Anna Heise lovingly piece together bits of the back-on-the-scene decade to create the 1990s patchwork of fashion and accessories that is Coexist. Get your hand-sewn crop top and mandatory choker necklace. more »

Oct 7, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Berlin music: The way we get by

From jazz drummers to pop choir directors to quirky bandolele players, Berlin collects aspiring musicians. But how do they make a living in the Hauptstadt? This and everything else about BERLIN MUSIC in our latest issue. On stands now! more »

Sep 29, 2014 , Zeitgeist

A few questions for... Joe Goddard of The 2 Bears

INTERVIEW. After hitting the jackpot with the brainy and ready-for-the-floor Hot Chip, Joe Goddard teamed up with Raf Daddy Rundell as The 2 Bears. They’ll be asking you to lay down your money, man, when they DJ at Panorama Bar on Sat, Oct 4. more »

Oct 2, 2014 Music & nightlife

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  • Defending dad

    OUT NOW! Despite its sentimental oscar-bait clichés, THE JUDGE enthrals as the RD(J)s duke it out over the law, father/son style. more »

  • Anyone for stale pizza?

    OUT NOW! Yet another remake of the childhood classic, are the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES getting old? more »

  • A Danish Western

    OUT NOW! THE SALVATION works on many different levels, but also elicits a couple of unintentional laughs. more »

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