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Annabel Brady-Brown

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 11:00 AM People

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 11:30 AM Art 1 Comments

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 11:00 AM , 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 12:00 PM 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 12:30 PM Zeitgeist 7 Comments

Getting real with Israel

In its inaugural event, the Israeli Film Festival – not the Jewish film festival! – gathers 40 films over four days for a new look at indie Israeli cinema, Oct 18-21 at Moviemento. All of it is English accessible. more »

Oct 15, 2012 11:00 AM Film

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 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

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 »

Africans in Berlin: Part one

Whether black with a German ID or white with an African passport, “200 percent” African or “not that African at all”, these 10 Berliners are changing the face of the city. Read about them here and catch some of them on Sep 26 at Kaffee Burger. more »

Sep 20, 2012 11:00 AM , , People

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 1:00 PM Culture

Voodoo brew

Ditch your Radler for a refreshing Ghanaian fruit beer. Dju Dju is a refreshing fruit beer using raw ingredients imported from Ghana. The "alcopop" comes in three exotic flavours: banana, mango and passionfruit. more »

Sep 10, 2012 2:00 PM

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 1:00 PM Art

Berlin’s tennis courts: The tried, tired and true

Keen to hit up a club but missing a membership? Well, our trials of five of Berlin's tennis courts shows that, like Berlin's summer and tennis itself, they can be hit or miss. more »

Jul 17, 2012 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Berlin’s neglected nets

Waning public enthusiasm, diminishing cash flow and an impossible-to-emulate legacy from the 1980s when Germany dominated the sport have led to tennis falling into neglect in the last decade… Yet Berlin was once home to a vibrant tennis culture. more »

Jul 13, 2012 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

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 »

A gratuitously misty-eyed homage to the lost Berlin institution’s drugfucked dropouts and sweet beats. more »

Adolescent runaways woo hearts in Moonrise Kingdom, a typical Wes Anderson exercise in regressive childhood tropes and impeccably tailored uniforms. more »

As the summer blockbusters swoop in, popcorn fare gets a dark edge with The Dark Knight Rises, the next Batman installation. more »