Claudia Claros

In December, Mimi – immigrant, activist, organiser and the glue who held the Ohlauer Straße refugee squatter community – passed away. We wrote about her a year earlier in our refugee issue. Here's our portrait of a remarkable woman. more

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Bibliotheca Culinaria

Photo by Erica Löfman

For the old school among us, cooking can be still be made easy through cookbooks. Berlin's Bibliotheca Culinaria teleports Berlin's dinner plates to different places and times in the culinary world, including the GDR, through its vast collection. more

Insider Tips

From book-selling to counseling to event-organising, Sharmaine Lovegrove has become a vital player in the expat lit scene. more

Interviews & Portraits

At 37, Richter is a mother, writer, journalist, editor, consultant and curator extraordinaire of myriad cultural and literary projects, especially the kind preceded with the prefix “e-”. With Mikrotext, Nikola Richter caters to the way we read now. more

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Before shelling out your last €50 at Urban Outfitters for that special something for that special someone, think about buying them some posters, prints or paraphernalia at one of these indie art shops. more

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OUT NOW! From Germany to a breathtaking yet dismal Iceland, EISHEIMAT asks the six immigrants: why stay and where's home? more


‘Tis the season: time to search for that elusive item known as the perfect gift. A taste of our December issue can save the (holi)day with eight recommended (indie) bookshops that specialize in everything from first edition Karl Marx to comic heroes. more

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Joanne Grüne-Yanoff's mixed-media exhibition "Instructions for Flight" uses body language mixed with contradictory written statements bringing the most sensitive parts of being to light. Through Nov 30 at Galerie Helga Maria Bischoff. more

Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! A "professional moment" from Luc Besson, this ain't. THE FAMILY flops and flails. more


Italian painter Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku brings canvases as large and wide as his name to Berlin, exhibiting solo here for the first time. "Faces and Cities" opens at De Freo Gallery on Nov 9 and is not to be missed. more

Art & Exhibitions

Looking for a refreshing alternative to those “put a bird on it” DIY knick-knacks at Berlin’s trendy design markets? A cosy space in a quiet part of Schöneberg, Lwerk sells a plethora of impressive handcrafts made by people with disabilities. more

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The Art Week Blog talks to the mind behind one of the most intriguing (and one of our favourite) pieces on display during Art Week: Timo Klöppel's "Cubus" at ABC. more


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