issue 139

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

Oct 8, 2015 10:00 AM Features

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's... a spluffin! Our favourite hybrid baked good of 2015 is a cross between a Splitterbrötchen and a muffin, and it's about to get its very own store – but the spluffin men need your help. more

Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM Food

At 55, NENA has remained Germany’s queen of pop, probably the most recognisable German musician to this day. We chatted with her about her new album Oldschool, punk attitude, SO36 in the 1980s and much more. more

Jul 7, 2015 11:00 AM People 4 Comments

Our Wedding month might be drawing to a close, but you can still visit the neighbourhood anytime – and when you do, you'll find a plethora of global eats, from Tamil curry to Polish pierogies. Here's a sampling of our favourites. more

Jun 30, 2015 3:30 PM Food

Following a successful reception in London, Berlin-based author Tod Wodicka launches his second novel “The Household Spirit” with us! Join us at Urban Spree for a reading (introduced by Greg Baxter), music, a new issue and more on June 29 at 20:00. more

Jun 23, 2015 12:15 PM People

A woman is a work of art, quite literally in the case of American installation artist Donna Huanca. She creates spiritual terrains with clothing, plastic, canvas, makeup and living females. Her show Muscle Memory opens at Peres Projects on June 27. more

Jun 22, 2015 2:30 PM Art

OUT NOW! Documentary VERLIEBT, VERLOBT, VERLOREN delivers the stories of divided North Korean-GDR families tenderly. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:45 PM Film

Think Shakespeare's too big a bite to chew in any form? Think again. Forced Entertainment's bringing the complete works of the Bard to a tabletop at the Foreign Affairs festival (Jun 25-Jul 5). more

Jun 22, 2015 12:35 PM Stage

OUT NOW! FREISTATT is a gritty coming-of-age story of a boy sent to a juvenile delinquent camp where violence and back-breaking discipline is used to iron out his rebellious character. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! Colin Firth plays an engineer suffering from PTSD from his time in a Japanese POW camp in THE RAILWAY MAN. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:15 PM Film

OUT NOW! DIOR AND I is a glimpse into the dazzling sewing rooms of haute couture and the fantasy worlds they create on the catwalk. Full of glamour and colour, the film is visually stunning a well as a personal insight into those behind the brand. more

Jun 22, 2015 12:00 PM Film

Heard of Industry Standard? Of course you have. But does Neukölln's most-blogged-about eatery for urban creatives really deserve all the buzz it's gotten over the past half-year? Françoise doesn't think so... more

Jun 19, 2015 2:15 PM Food 2 Comments

OUT NOW! BIG GAME is unapologetic in its ridiculous action scenes and far-fetched plot line, but when you have Samuel L. as the man in the White House, anything is possible. more

Jun 18, 2015 3:00 PM Film

If you’re a Chekhov purist, Nurkan Erpulat’s "Uncle Vanya" at the Maxim Gorki may prompt head scratching. But it’s also lively and fresh, even if some moments descend into distracting silliness. Catch it Jun 26 and 30 at 19:30. more

Jun 18, 2015 2:00 PM Stage

OUT NOW! In the military-industrial drama LIES OF THE VICTORS, a troubled journalist from a (fictitious) Berlin newspaper chases a story about traumatised army veterans. more

Jun 18, 2015 10:30 AM Film

OUT NOW! Stephen Daldry goes from Billy Elliot to Brazilian slumdogs in TRASH. Three young protagonists carry the sentimental yet satisfying plot. more

Jun 18, 2015 10:30 AM Film

From giant classics, to the newest selections from fringe film festivals, Berlin's open air cinemas are offering plenty of candy for cinema gluttons this summer. more

Jun 17, 2015 11:30 AM Film

German-British performance collective Gob Squad built a little robot named Myon, and then teamed up with Komische Oper to teach him all about feelings in their new musical "My Square Lady". Catch it Jun 21 at 19:00 and Jun 25 at 19:30. more

Jun 15, 2015 4:00 PM Stage

Where can you go to fix your frame yourself? Or what do you do if you can't ride at all? If you're just starting out on two wheels, check out these tips and trips to help you catch up with your cycling-savvy friends. more

Jun 11, 2015 1:15 PM , Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! The Berlinale splash and third feature by Sebastian Schipper, VICTORIA, isn't perfect, but nonetheless an incredible thrill – all shot in one take. more

Jun 11, 2015 11:45 AM Film

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