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issue 130

Miss the premiere of whistleblower doco "1971" last night? The kick-ass panel afterwards, including Wolfgang Kaleck, Snowden’s legal support in Europe, touched on anonymity then and now and much more. Now read our interview with him here. more

Interviews & Portraits

Don’t fight the system – disrupt it! Meet the subversive, satirical, risk-taking Berliners trying to effect change from within. more

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If you're already over Berlin's plethora of Photoautomats, make your way to Dimension Alley for the newest way to flaunt your face, or rather your entire figure. In addition to 3D-printed-you, the cafe offers workshops for novices and the tech-savvy. more

Insider Tips

This very French pocket behind Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is tailoring to your cheese and wine needs, as well as a few saucissons thrown in for good measure. Bon Appetit! more

Food & Drink

German designers and owners Indira Töreki and Anna Heise lovingly piece together bits of the back-on-the-scene decade to create the 1990s patchwork of fashion and accessories that is Coexist. Get your hand-sewn crop top and mandatory choker necklace. more

Insider Tips

Snowden isn't the only one who's risked everything to expose wrongdoing in the workplace – Germany has its own 'little guys' who often face years in court and unemployment due to the lack of protection offered to whistleblowers. more

Interviews & Portraits

Facebook knows your friends and political affinities, and Instagram knows what you had for dinner. But who are they telling? As Orwell’s dystopian world turns 30, are Berliners in danger of becoming transparent citizens? more

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Berlin is once again a capital of international espionage and, mirroring of its Cold War heyday, a proxy battleground between Washington and Moscow. So perhaps those inconspicuous office buildings around the city aren't just offices after all... more

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Behind today’s ‘free and open’ internet lie shadowy firms who have made your data their business – many of them based in Berlin. more

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Edward Snowden risked his life to leak documents for the sake of “informing the public”. But how much wiser are we, the public, really? How much has actually been leaked so far, and who decides what gets published and on what grounds? more

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Seeking inspiration from Israel, New York, and Eastern Europe, this new not-so-Jewish joint brings myriad hearty homemade treats and delicacies from the furthest corners of the globe. more

Food & Drink 3 Comments

OUT NOW! The cheesy, holiday-rom-com-musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE may be slightly too close to Mamma Mia. more

Film

OUT NOW! The bizarre spectacle I ORIGINS, a story of love, spirituality and the rift between science and religion, may leave you goggle-eyed. more

Film

OUT NOW!: Heinrich Himmler's cuddly side, told through letters to his family, in the darkly fascinating THE DECENT ONE. more

Film

INTERVIEW. San Francisco's busking phenomenon from the 1980s/1990s makes a return after hanging up her winged helmet for 20 years. Catch her on Mon, Sep 29 at Marie-Antoinette as she whizzes by on her European tour. more

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The once well-trodden Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg party hive has seen its ups and downs, but on Sep 27, it officially reanimates itself as a diverse space for more than just the usual drugs and dancing. "ACUD Macht Neu"... ACUD makes new indeed. more

Concerts & Parties

What is it to be whistleblower? Exiled British spy Annie Machon talks about the role of intelligence agencies in the modern world on Sep 24 at Berlin Moscow. She gave us her account of life as a whistleblower for our Sep issue. Read Parts I and II. more

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INTERVIEW: America and the NSA? Evil? New Berliner, exiled hacktivist and passionate idealist Appelbaum ran from them and in turn brought a new wave of anti-surveillance enthusiasm to the city's already teeming digital dissident scene. more

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OUT NOW! A good turn from lead Fabrice Luchini makes GEMMA BOVERY, at take on Madame Bovery, keeps the modern retelling compelling. more

Film

OUT NOW! Mike Myers lets the story of SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON tell itself. more

Film

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