issue 124

Gentrification. There, we said it. Shudder all you want, but rent prices aren't the only changes Berlin's been through in the past few decades. Even long-time residents are thankful for the open-mindedness and decreased crime that have tagged along. more

Nov 28, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Fancy a good ol' fashioned date? A night of 1950s-style nine-pin bowling might be right up your alley at Kugelbahn. more

Mar 7, 2014 12:00 PM Insider Tips

The sex work debate in Germany shows no signs of abating and prominent feminists like those with Emma spearheaded a campaign against it. But that’s only one side of the argument. Some sex workers in Germany argue the merits of their profession. more

Mar 7, 2014 11:30 AM Interviews & Portraits

Is prostitution anti-feminist? One of the leading voices in German feminism, Alice Schwarzer's Emma magazine, ran a virulent campaign against prostitution last year. The campaign's co-initiator and journalist Chantal Louis explains. more

Mar 5, 2014 2:15 PM Interviews & Portraits 2 Comments

Arriving during the heyday of divided Berlin, French chef Claude Massel makes traditional and delicious French food for the bon vivants of Charlottenburg and anyone else who wants a different experience in City West. more

Feb 26, 2014 11:00 AM Food & Drink

There’s a big drama unfolding on a little empty lot next to Alexanderplatz: will it be the site of a new 150-metre skyscraper? Dramatic architecture used to be welcomed by Berlin. Dan Borden explores Berlin's best through the film Æon Flux. more

Feb 25, 2014 11:45 AM Zeitgeist

Cowen brings his timeless photography to Veneklasen/Werner opening Feb 24 and running through Mar 8. more

Feb 24, 2014 11:00 AM Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! Two hitmen sit waiting in a deadly stew, made mostly of only style, in KILLING TIME. more

Feb 19, 2014 11:10 AM Film

With his trademark dry sense of humour, Ukranian-born artist Alexej Meschtschanow curates the group exhibition I Just Came To Say Hello at Klemm’s, dealing with egocentricity and psychology in the artistic temperament. It runs through Mar 2. more

Feb 18, 2014 12:45 PM Art & Exhibitions

Two plays take to the Berlin stages this month, forefronting experiences of race, otherness and identity in German society. Nathalie Frank explores the motivations and backgrounds behind ETB's Schwarz Gemacht and Ballhaus Naunynstr.'s Telemachos. more

Feb 18, 2014 11:30 AM Theatre & Dance

With her debut album arriving in March, Bulgarian junior tennis champion-turned-epitome of Berlin cool Dena is poised to go global. Catch the princess of Kreuzberg pop on her home turf at Berghain Kantine on Wed, Feb 26. more

Feb 17, 2014 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

Schuldt's disturbing oil paintings are part of highball Berlin gallery Eigen+Art's Take Five blitz exhibition series this week. Catch the work of our February artist to watch there only from Feb 18-22. more

Feb 17, 2014 10:45 AM Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! Deneuve deals with maybe one too many dilemmas as a woman facing late mid-life crisis in ELLE S'EN VA. more

Feb 13, 2014 1:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! Con-man and FBI agent showcase life under the table in AMERICAN HUSTLE with honesty. more

Feb 13, 2014 12:45 PM Film

The artist-formerly-known-as-Smog's latest, "Dream River", is an exquisite and unexpected blend: Latin American rhythms, Americana and enigmatic lyrics. It’s a trip, so ride his arrow on Sat, Feb 15 at Heimathafen Neukölln. more

Feb 13, 2014 12:23 PM Concerts & Parties

Prenzlauer Berg isn't necessarily known for its plethora of lunch options. Muse, a product of Berlin's 'underground dining' scene, brings street food onto another level; we've tried some and it's an eruption of rich flavour. more

Feb 12, 2014 1:30 PM Food & Drink

Join the Berlin Film Society for Marcel Carné's Les Enfants du Paradis at St. Johannes Evangelist Church. In it an independent coquette casts her spell over no fewer than four men amid the hustle of a realized 1800s Paris. Feb 14, 19:00. more

Feb 11, 2014 11:30 AM Film

INTERVIEW. Emerging on a wave of guitar-led pop bands mid-oughts, Maxïmo Park, featuring vocalist Paul Smith and guitarist Duncan Lloyd, are one of the few to survive Gordon Brown. Match their velocity at Huxley's Neue Welt on Thu, Feb 13. more

Feb 10, 2014 12:30 PM Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! Gently-paced RICKY reminds that the halcyon days can be hellish too. more

Feb 6, 2014 1:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! MEINE SCHWESTERN: sisterly love and sober empathy guaranteed. more

Feb 6, 2014 1:15 PM Film

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