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Sprinting through the pages

Berlin as a city is certainly open, but how about open source? We profiled four open source near-exemplars. Open source bookmaking is all in a week’s work for publishing revolutionary Adam Hyde. more »

Nov 2, 2012 by in People

A visit to the mothership

C-base is today's geek ground zero – an open-source playground for everything from software to sci-fi and according to it's members an alien spaceship crashed on the site of c-base 4.5 billion years ago. They plan on leaving in 2023. more »

Oct 17, 2012 by | in Zeitgeist

Hot African nights

Bored of expats who don’t dance? Dip low to rhythmic beats of African drums remixed into Rhianna's hits at a couple of African favourites. Or if you're wanting to escape claustrophobic club walls, head to the beach (bar) for a lazy Sunday arvo. more »

Oct 16, 2012 by in Music & nightlife

Jungle fever? Or just lonely?

Sex is in the air as Berlin’s love-starved women look to Africa to fulfil their need for romance, emotional support…and the ‘African banana’. We follow the cross-cultural hanky-panky from Kenyan beaches to a Kreuzberg club. more »

Oct 15, 2012 by in Zeitgeist (7 Comments)

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Errors. Photo by Marie Chatard

I saw Pulp at Melt! and all I got were these mouldy socks

Annabel and Marie stuck out the festival to the very end, wet from the weather that dampened many other people's spirits. But at least there were still drugs around – according to Errors. more »

Jul 18, 2011 by in The Melt Festival Blog

The Hundred in the Hand. Photo by Marie Chatard

The sun’s rising. We all smile. We all sing. The weak become heroes, then the stars align.

It's all right there in the title of this blog, says Annabel and Marie. more »

Jul 17, 2011 by in The Melt Festival Blog (1 Comments)

Little Dragon. Photo by Marie Chatard

Nicolas gets the boot

Annabel and Marie finally get to survey the music of the festival, but Annabel is too in love with Nicolas Jaar to give much love to the rest of the acts. Note to festival bookers: don't book Nicolas Jaar if you like the other acts, too. more »

Jul 16, 2011 by in The Melt Festival Blog

Photo by Marie Chatard

Grimm prices make for a good field trip

What do cheapies need to do to survive at Melt!? Trek into town for beer, coffee and some other liquids with less affective qualities. And they do it all in the day time because when the night returns, it's hasta la vista, tasties. more »

Jul 16, 2011 by in The Melt Festival Blog

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A bunker of one's own

Nazi bomb shelter, GDR warehouse, techno club, and since Christian and Karen Boros purchased the Mitte heritage-listed bunker in 2003, one the most intriguing sites to experience contemporary art. We take a peek inside. more »

Oct 30, 2012 by in Art (1 Comments)

Seedy Schöneberg

October is apple time! So why not get 'em from the pros? Apfelgalerie is Berlin's only apple specialist, with everything from your run-of-the-mill favourites to rare species such as the Gelber Bellefleur to chutney, juice and jam. more »

Oct 11, 2012 by in The Best of Berlin

Architecture and Ideology

Valerie Smith's swansong, an ambitious HKW re-vamp, has just has one week left on the clock but there's still time to catch it. In case you're undecided, let us persuade you. more »

Sep 13, 2012 by in Culture

Diane Arbus at Martin-Gropius-Bau

There's only one month left of summer, so if you haven't seen the two mosted talked exhibitions of the season, it's time to make your dates. Photography is the medium of choice. Read our review of Diane Arbus here. more »

Jul 31, 2012 by in Art

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In the basement of a former GDR nightclub – now blacked out for the sheer love of boogie – pull all your daggiest, douchiest moves for one hour in the dark at this bi-weekly pseudo-spiritual ceremony of raging endorphins. more »


For understated British humour try Salmon Fishing in Yemen, about a fish-loving sheik planning to bring the salmon fishing sport to a not so fish-friendly desert town. more »


Smaller budgets and smaller running times come via the British Shorts – a generic mishmash from the best of young Britain. If you are into horror, don’t miss “The Pack” in which naked, bloody people mysteriously wake up in a deserted factory. more »


Cohen’s latest features his bite-less politics crassly befriending doe-eyed American vegans. more »