issue 128

Food and sex: together at last! She won’t eat animal products, but for 21 days, ethical single Kathy W. went on a hunt for a different kind of meat. Are her preferences too specific, even in this veggie paradise? Here’s what she found. Read more


Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like how to get a student visa as a non-EU citizen. Read more


Organic wine, e-cigarettes, superfood ice cream... any way to enjoy your vice guilt-free is welcome in this city, so it’s a wonder T-Berlin’s alcoholic tea infusions haven’t caught on yet. Booze and antioxidants? We’ll drink to that. Read more

Insider Tips

OUT NOW! Although slightly cliché, coming out story FLOATING SKYSCRAPERS remains emotive. Read more


OUT NOW! The premise for director John Crowley's new British secret service flick CLOSED CIRCUIT fails to live up to expectation. Read more


OUT NOW! Violette Leduc is a budding writer finding her way in post-war Paris. VIOLETTE compels and enthralls. Read more


OUT NOW! A night of pleasure turns into a living nightmare for Elizabeth Banks in the forgettable WALK OF SHAME. Read more


OUT NOW! Historian John Maloof documents his quest to find the woman behind the artistic find of a century in the thought provoking FINDING VIVIAN MAIER. Read more


New rich vs. Berlin poor: the continuing tale of Berlin's future urban landscape. But examples of affordable and conscious new housing are surfacing. Dan Borden on the revolutionary Spreefeld housing project – and its evil twin across the river. Read more

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Within the realm of human sexual desire, there lies a panoply of bizarre quirks and obsessions. Two Texan authors have taken one of these obsessions and harnessed it through e-lit. Dino porn may not have been born without the help of e-publishing. Read more

What's On

OUT NOW! An intimate portrait that gives a face to tradition’s struggle for survival in a modern world, STILL moves. Read more


OUT NOW! Tom Hardy delivers a brooding, understated performance in LOCKE in a tightly directed thriller from Steven Knight. Read more


OUT NOW! Comedian Nick Frost shows us his two left feet in the slightly uninspired CUBAN FURY. Read more


INTERVIEW: Austrian digital publisher Luc Goss and his German partner-in-crime Bernhard Bauch, discuss how and why they flooded Amazon with nonsensical e-books containing dumb Youtube video comments and how the company reacted. Read more

What's On

With the first Electric Book Fair coming up on June 21 in Wedding's Supermarkt, Germany's fledgling e-publishing scene gets together to discuss e-possibilities from spam novels to dino porn and beyond. We explored this electronic errata for you. Read more

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Part of the Bikini Berlin takeover of City West, Neni is to the hungry urbanite what the adjoining Monkey Bar is to the thirsty one. The Austrian export is more about lifestyle than flavour and the result is forgettable food, but a memorable meal. Read more

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INTERVIEW. Influential abstract expressionist Phillip Guston, long considered a master in America, finally exhibits in Berlin, posthumously. Gallerist Aurel Scheibler discusses the painter before the exhibition ends Jun 28. Read more

Art & Exhibitions


Photo by Michal Andrysiak

Felix Ruckert runs Schwelle7, Berlin’s artiest BDSM venue. Nested on the second floor of a former warehouse in Wedding, the space is home to all shades of body exploration – from aerial yoga to orgiastic play parties. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW. Debuting June 13 at Pavlov's Dog, Berlin-based artist, performer and curator Andrés Galeano presents an exhibition of found photography that transcends without trying to be funny. But you may find humour nonetheless. Read more

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OUT NOW! METÉORA tells the highly stylised tale of a Greek orthodox monk and nun as their forbidden love threatens their common faith. Read more


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