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Europe's biggest vegan summer fest is coming to Alexanderplatz (Aug 28-30), but you can get your animal-free fix just about anywhere in Berlin. Want proof? From Wedding to Lichterfelde, here are six vegan destinations on the outskirts of town. more

Food & Drink

The Berlin chef's eponymous restaurant just placed among the world's top 100, but Raue is as famous for his self-mythologised Kreuzberg gangbanger past as he is for his Michelin-starred cuisine. We took a look under the toque. more

Interviews & Portraits

On May 30 at Neu West Berlin, we'll be helping to judge the second annual "Horsemeat Optional" chili cookoff. But chili's not the only spice game in town. A few months ago, our writer attempted to stomach the spiciest street food in Berlin. more

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Fritz Blomeyer has dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of German cheese – and now he's selling it out of his very own shop in Charlottenburg. more

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Famous production designer Sir Ken Adam designed the iconic sets for films like Dr Strangelove and Goldfinger. A retrospective at the Deutsche Kinemathek covers his life and work, including his Berlin childhood. See it before it closes May 17. more

Art & Exhibitions

In February, Hans-Torsten Richter advised a woman who was looking to volunteer after the holidays. In light of the tragedies in the Mediterranean, this advice may apply to those who wish to do something to ease the hardship refugees face in Berlin. more

Features

"Leider geil", "Remmidemmi", "Bück dich hoch"... and now "Like mich am Arsch", Deichkind have been shaping the German vernacular since forming in 1997. They bring their new #1 record, "Niveau Weshalb Warum", to Max-Schmeling-Halle Apr 28. more

, Concerts & Parties

In this year's food issue, we decided to revisit Berlin’s most-hyped, best burger places and dig a little bit deeper into that meat we put in our mouths. The result? Our beefiest burger guide ever! more

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Eat like the Irish by checking out one of these three savoury pie options. Hellogoodpie even features a steak and Guinness pie and not just for the greenest day of the year. more

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In Berlin, sustainability is a lifestyle, a community and an increasingly profitable business. Learn more about how Berlin's urban gardeners are changing the way we think about food, then check out the opening of ECF Farmsystems on Friday, March 6! more

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Susan Choi and Stefan Endres of Mr. Susan are more than just trendy street food vendors – they're champions of local eating. Case in point? Their Schlachtfest dinners, in which they slaughter and cook a single animal. The Pig Edition's on Feb 28. more

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Berliners have a ravenous appetite for anything Japanese. Fortunately, more and more expats have been stepping up to the plate – serving up salty, sweet and addictive dishes that hit your pleasure centre dead-on. more

Food & Drink

OUT NOW! American historical drama SELMA strives to show a more nuanced depiction of the famous activist. more

Film

OUT NOW! An ambitious farce, JACKY AU ROYAUME DES FILLES is imperfectly realised but often funny. more

Film

OUT NOW! Streep steals the show in INTO THE WOODS, Disney's ambitious adaptation of Steven Sondheim's fairytale musical. more

Film

OUT NOW! The first film about director Robert Altman, ALTMAN takes a close look at the life and work of the New Hollywood icon. more

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OUT NOW! An intense, close-up on an artistic relationship, WHIPLASH's Oscar nod is deserved. more

Film

The Oscars are coming up on Feb 22, which include a Best Picture nomination for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Ever wonder what life as a concierge at a top hotel is really like? Sasha S. reveals... more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW. Initiated by opera singer Cornelia Lanz, a new project reimagines Così fan tutte with the help of an ensemble of professional artists and Syrian refugees. The opera makes its Berlin debut Feb 21-22 at Radialsystem. more

Theatre & Dance

The year of the sheep is almost upon us! But as Feb 19 sees a new animal for a Chinese new year, it seems Chinese food in Berlin remains pretty baa-aa-aahd. Or so says Hilda Hoy. more

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