Confessions of a concierge

The Oscars are coming up on Feb 22, which include a Best Picture nomination for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Ever wonder what life as a concierge at a top hotel is really like? Sasha S. reveals... more »

Feb 18, 2015 2:15 PM People

Family business

INTERVIEW: Fresh-faced siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis may be a family act, but though they’ve climbed to the mountaintop, they’re far from the Waltons. See them in triplicate at C-Halle on Tue, Feb 24. more »

Jan 26, 2015 1:40 PM Music & nightlife

A chat with... Dan Deacon

Baltimore-based avant-garde electronic musician Dan Deacon won't define love. He's back in town playing Schwuz on Feb 20. We dug into the archives to bring you this interview from 2009. more »

Apr 1, 2010 2:15 AM Reviews & Interviews

A chopstick in a haystack

The year of the sheep is almost upon us! But as Feb 19 sees a new animal for a Chinese new year, it seems Chinese food in Berlin remains pretty baa-aa-aahd. Or so says Hilda Hoy. more »

Feb 16, 2015 1:30 PM Food 4 Comments

Refugee drama

INTERVIEW. Initiated by opera singer Cornelia Lanz, a new project reimagines Così fan tutte with the help of an ensemble of professional artists and Syrian refugees. The opera makes its Berlin debut Feb 21-22 at Radialsystem. more »

Feb 16, 2015 1:30 PM Stage

EXBlicks: Speaking Gardens

This month’s EXBlicks takes the notion of sustainable growing and eating from lofty ideal to practical with documentary Speaking Gardens, a gentle panorama of Berlin urban gardening projects. Catch it on Feb 24, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more »

Feb 2, 2015 4:30 PM Film


Working with media ranging from paint and plaster to Yum Yum noodles and a bathtub installation catalogue, Vera Kox's art focuses on change and duality. See her show with Manor Grunewald at Dune Gallery before it ends Feb 20. more »

Feb 16, 2015 11:45 AM Art

Goodbye, Negativeland

Prenzlauer Berg's Negativeland was a video rental shop unlike any other, offering up a film archive with a huge collection of rarities that would excite any film buff. Pay it a last visit before it closes on Feb 15. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 PM Film

Long live the Eckkneipe!

INTERVIEW. Political theatre trio Die Rixdorfer Perlen send up gentrification and pay homage to the Eckkneipe with "Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee". The comedy plays at Heimathafen Neukölln on Feb 13,14 and 28 as well as Mar 1 . more »

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Brie et ses Amis: Fromage with love

Foraging for French cheese in Berlin tends to yield only overpriced results that have sat around for too long. Thankfully, there’s now an alternative: online delivery service Brie et ses Amis! more »

Feb 13, 2015 4:00 PM Food

Film is a drag: Peaches Christ and Showgirls

INTERVIEW. Infamous San Francisco drag queen Peaches Christ (aka Joshua Grannell) brings her hilarious and notorious interpretation of cult classic "Showgirls" to Südblock on Feb 14. Don't miss the love! more »

Feb 9, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Germany’s gangsta jihadist

Germany’s most infamous jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka Deso Dogg, was put on the US terrorist watch list by the NSA yesterday, Feb 9. But five years ago, he was just another posturing Kreuzberg rapper. Robert Rigney met him. more »

Feb 10, 2015 11:00 AM People

Red Bull and high heels: Luxury nights

Where are the celebrities clubbing during this year's Berlinale? It ain't necessarily Berghain. Read our cautionary tale from January's "Rich in Berlin" issue to find out how the other half parties. more »

Feb 4, 2015 2:30 PM Music & nightlife 2 Comments

Berlinale: The bear necessities

And we’re off! Tickets went on sale for the Berlinale this morning! Not sure what to hit up at Berlin’s biggest A-List film festival? Check out our tips here. The Berlinale is on Feb 5-15 at Potsdamer Platz and beyond. more »

Feb 2, 2015 12:00 PM Film

“Berlin alaaf!”

Can't make it to Cologne for Karneval? Don't worry, there are loads of opportunities to enjoy some typical Fasching festivities right here in Berlin on these holy days of Feb 12-18. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:30 PM The Best of Berlin

Penthouse dreams

The past 10 years have seen a surge of properties developed for the mega-rich, luxury flats with multi-million price tags. But who’s buying? And are those new buyers responsible for the end of the city’s legendary affordable housing market? more »

Feb 3, 2015 1:04 PM Zeitgeist

Greek elections, the end of Europe and other German hallucinations

Ares Kalandides explains why the victory of left-wing party Syriza in Sunday's elections matters so much to Greeks, both at home and here in Berlin. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

A Mongolian escape

Missing summer? Hanging out in a cosy authentic Mongolian yurt at the Strandbad Weißensee might be the best cure for those Berlin winter blues. more »

Feb 4, 2015 2:30 PM The Best of Berlin


Do you live in Berlin? Do you like food? Then you need to read this. On newsstands now, our February food special tells you what, where and how you'll be eating in 2015. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM Features

A few questions for... White Fence

White Fence is enfolded in a musical junk shop of the past 50 years, created for those fond of old records and hissing gear. The LA-based Tim Presley rolls out of the rock garage into Berghain Kantine on Tue, Feb 3. more »

Jan 29, 2015 10:00 AM Music & nightlife

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