issue 138

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to with all your queries. more

Sep 11, 2015 10:00 AM Features

The summer heat can lead to some fatal attractions, but what happens when it all gets too much? It’s en vogue to claim sex addiction these days – but finding an actual, real-life sex addict willing to speak up is harder than it seems. more

Jul 24, 2015 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

When you're dining al fresco this summer, spare a thought for the chef sweating away in the kitchen. Alcohol and drug abuse in Berlin restaurants is an open secret. But is it the stress of the job that leads to the habit, or vice versa? more

Jul 17, 2015 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

With a less-than-spectacular summer upon us, some Berliners may be choosing to stay indoors. But some never intended to go out. For true gamers, the world outside is connected to the one on-screen. But is hardcore gaming a hobby or addiction? more

Jul 13, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

Looking for a new summer look? Everyone is. But how far would you go? An illustrated man and
 a Botox fan explain how addictive it is to change the way you look. more

Jul 10, 2015 12:50 PM Interviews & Portraits

No matter your diet, Berlin has a restaurant for you, and since Spring, we can add deli Dabbawalla to the handful of places catering to ayurvedic eaters. Whether you're spiritual or just on the hunt for new culinary territory, Dabbawalla delivers. more

Jul 7, 2015 12:15 PM Food & Drink

"Kala" is a Turkish name for fish, and that's just what you'll get at this little family shop in Neukölln. Pick up something ready-to-grill or try one of owner Pascal Gallus's Jamaican-influenced dishes fresh from the frying pan. more

Jul 6, 2015 12:00 PM Food & Drink

If you missed our May issue, you missed this confession from a real, live Berlin vampyre. Don't panic – now we'll let you suck up every delicious drop for free. more

Jun 18, 2015 1:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

Meat lovers rejoice! A trio of Irish expats have opened a carnivore's paradise in Prenzlauer Berg. Everything is high-protein, high-fat and highly delicious. And don't forget the beer. more

Jun 9, 2015 11:30 AM Food & Drink 1 Comments

There's a little bit of Scandinavia in Mitte at East & Eden, the new Danish-owned café on Torstraße. Ulla Skaaning Mathiesen and Orla Damgaard partnered up with Berlin brands to serve delicious coffee, tea, quiche and sweets. more

May 29, 2015 3:30 PM Insider Tips

One of our writers goes on a Tinder date and comes to terms with his 'deeply penetrating' dependence on his smart phone. more

May 28, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

Don't miss the next EXBlicks screening of B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989. Immerse yourself in its wild underground with scene-savant Mark Reeder, the directors, and a glass of wine on Sat, May 30 at 20:15 at Lichtblick Kino. more

May 27, 2015 1:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! Down-on-his-luck director Emil Forester (Matthew Mcfadyen) travels to a made-up autocratic republic for a film festival and gets LOST IN KARASTAN. more

May 26, 2015 4:45 PM Film

INTERVIEW. This Sat, May 30, come join us as we explore the Wild Wild West... of Berlin. Guided by all-around 1980s scenester Mark Reeder, the stories of Malaria!, Nena, Einstürzende Neubauten and more are told at Lichtblick Kino at 20:15. more

May 26, 2015 3:00 PM Film

In the shadow of Berlin’s reputation as a drug-fuelled party mecca stands a sizeable community of substance-free, straight edgers. Don't be fooled by mainstream juice fasters or trendy vegans – these punks have a political agenda. more

May 26, 2015 1:45 PM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! From the Jerusalem Film Festival to Locarno, DANCING ARABS is an international crowd-pleaser. more

May 21, 2015 5:15 PM Film

OUT NOW! Berlinale fave of 2015, DORA, ends abruptly, but superb performances and cinematography make it memorable. more

May 21, 2015 5:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! THE FACE OF AN ANGEL tracks the story of a director and journalist following the notorious Kercher murder case, but the real victims here are coherence and clarity. more

May 21, 2015 3:15 PM Film

OUT NOW! Mordechai Kopp and his wife made their café a social and political hub for activists to talk about...well, everything. The documentary CAFE-TA'MON, KING-GEORGE-STREET, JERUSALEM captures some of the conversations and history. more

May 21, 2015 12:00 PM Film

Now The Soft Moon, Luis Vasquez had considered giving up on music when Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper found his demos while surfing Myspace. He’ll be proclaiming “We are We” to his fellow Berliners at Schwuz on Tue, May 19. more

May 15, 2015 12:30 PM Concerts & Parties

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