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Berliner Festspiele's Jazzfest is kicking off Tue, Oct 31, but for those who don't know, Charlottenburg used to be the epicentre of jazz in Berlin... and today, a trio of venues sustain the scene in their own unique ways. more

Oct 24, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Charlottenburg is back! In our new issue, we take a look at the neighbourhood's glory days and its burgeoning future, and give you plenty of (old and new) reasons to head West. Plus all the culture and food coverage you know and love – and much more! more

Sep 28, 2017 12:00 PM Features

And why does Ms. Monroe look better in Charlottenburg? Maggie has a theory. more

Mar 11, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion

Berlin as a popular tourism destination has produced some puzzling adverts, that's for sure. Maggie is baffled by one in particular. more

Jan 9, 2015 11:30 AM Opinion

December 20's spectacular heist at KaDeWe has Maggie, much like the police, wondering who the culprits really are. And what they wanted that morning. more

Dec 26, 2014 1:15 PM Opinion

Walking through the streets of Charlottenburg, Maggie senses the immense influence of the Russians on City West. Even when that influence is somewhat understated. more

Dec 11, 2014 3:00 PM Opinion

Maggie wasn't there on that fateful day in 1989 or the days that followed. But 25 years later, she managed to finally get her own piece of the Wall... more

Nov 9, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion

Some people think the city is visually "crying out for skyscrapers". Maggie can already imagine what it will look like and what it will do for City West. more

Oct 15, 2014 12:45 PM Opinion 2 Comments

The streets of City West seemingly have a homeless problem. Oh, wait. Looking a little closer, this tent city appears to have a purpose: the Iphone 6. Yuck. more

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 PM Opinion

What's happening to the sex industry in Charlottenburg? Maggie Spooner investigates. more

Sep 4, 2014 3:30 PM Opinion

Kurfürstendamm is going through its own speculation and investing problems. These wolves have set their sights on quite a bit, but there's one particular institution that Maggie thinks needs a bit of protection. more

Aug 20, 2014 2:15 PM Opinion

While City West lacks the infamy of its Wild counterpart, Maggie recently found a small getaway with a similar – albeit richer – air. more

Jul 29, 2014 3:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Maggie's not quite sure where she wants to view the mania. She ponders the problem of not only being a woman looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup, but a woman in City West wanting to watch the World Cup. Ultimately lo-fi satisfies. more

Jun 17, 2014 11:00 AM Opinion

Maggie ponders the somewhat confounding politics of Kleingärtenkolonie and applies a fix to the situation at Tempelhofer Feld. more

Jun 3, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion

Bikini Berlin finally opened, but does its nomenclature translate into sexy, cool and a very Berlin shopping experience? Or is it just another in the long Boulevard of Broken Lifestyle Schemes? more

May 15, 2014 10:00 AM Insider Tips

Gone is the time and reason Budapester Straße's new concept mall, Bikini Berlin, got its name. Maggie thinks it's time Berliners come up with something more appropriate for the privilege of purchasing lifestyle now there. more

May 5, 2014 10:30 AM Opinion

Uniqlo has landed in Berlin, sharing with us six "faces" that represent the city. Maggie ponders whether Exberliner would be a fitting face or whether we should be thankful that we don't fit in along those lines. more

Apr 16, 2014 1:15 PM Opinion 6 Comments

Ku'damm poses a multitude of dangers in all sorts of forms, but one (fixable) danger is receiving Maggie's ire: the non-existence of bike lanes on the boulevard. more

Apr 2, 2014 2:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

With the Bikinihaus, now renamed Bikini Berlin, reopening on April 3, Dan Borden explores how the West is reclaiming its Times Square status, from Bahnhof Zoo to Zoo Palast and everything between. more

Mar 24, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

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