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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Our new interview series introduces you to the gutsy Berliners behind the city's local businesses. To kick it off, we let Barbara set the table for us at Moabit's Ya Man, a chill Jamaican eatery with a top-secret jerk chicken recipe. more »
What is it to be whistleblower? Exiled British spy Annie Machon talks about the role of intelligence agencies in the modern world on Sep 24 at Berlin Moscow. She gave us her account of life as a whistleblower for our Sep issue. Read Parts I and II. more »
INTERVIEW: America and the NSA? Evil? New Berliner, exiled hacktivist and passionate idealist Appelbaum ran from them and in turn brought a new wave of anti-surveillance enthusiasm to the city's already teeming digital dissident scene. more »
INTERVIEW. Head of the Stasi prison memorial Hubertus Knabe knows a thing or two about state surveillance. He’s suing the NSA for spying on Germans. Catch him at Lichtblick Kino on Sep 25, 8:30pm for a special screening featuring rare Stasi films. more »
Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Borden on Berlin's ever-changing landscape
Image of a Generation
The posters from Jeremy Shaw's 2011 piece.
Style on the street
Our fashion-clockers find style everywhere in Berlin
Shops & Services Directory
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