issue 140

Today, October 12, Berlin said goodbye to its last-ever "city bear" – a 34-year-old named Schnute, kept in a special cage in Mitte. Read about the controversy that marked her last few years of life in this feature from our July-August issue. more

Oct 12, 2015 3:40 PM Zeitgeist

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, from having a baby to planning your best friend's bachelor party. Write to with all your queries. more

Sep 11, 2015 10:00 AM Features

Eccentric expat novelist and “next big thing” Nell Zink on her meteoric rise, sex as a fiftysomething, and the stuffiness of Berlin’s American Academy. more

Aug 31, 2015 2:00 PM People

Roma colonies – originally a phenomenon confined to Neukölln – are sprouting up across Berlin as cynical speculators use Roma migrants to drive out long-term, low-rent tenants and transform their properties into top-end luxury flats. more

Aug 31, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal bookend Michael Fassbender's performance as FRANK, a musical genius in an ambitious, inventive, unpredictable and fun comedy. more

Aug 27, 2015 10:00 AM Film

The temperature is set to soar for one more week this summer, so soak up the final days of sunshine at Liepnitzsee. Formerly the favourite spot of GDR political bigwigs, today the lake's open to campers, nudists and anyone willing to make the trek. more

Aug 25, 2015 12:15 PM The Best of Berlin

OUT NOW! An all-star cast of comedians get together in BROADWAY THERAPY. And Owen Wilson gets slapped in the face repeatedly. more

Aug 20, 2015 10:00 AM Film

Despite all the talk of gentrification, Berlin is bursting with deserted historical sites that still lie untouched by property development. Here are five of our favourite places to explore on a warm summer day. more

Aug 18, 2015 1:35 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

INTERVIEW. From squats to stadiums, Berliner punk rock giant Farin Urlaub of Die Ärzte will going full speed at Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide on Aug 20 with his solo band, Farin Urlaub Racing Team. more

Aug 17, 2015 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

The 21st edition of the annual dance explosion returns this summer with performance companies from over 20 different countries exploring the link between visual art and movement. Don't get overwhelmed, here are our picks. On Aug 13-Sep 4. more

Aug 10, 2015 12:40 PM Stage 1 Comments

OUT NOW! LEARNING TO DRIVE is the new feel-good romance that follows a woman who learns to drive after her failed marriage. It's a little heavy on the 'start a-fresh' theme but certainly a good pick-me-up. more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 PM Film


Rosalind O'Connor

Looking for a refreshing day trip in the dog days of summer? Consider the southeastern borough with big, open neighbourhoods, cobblestoned streets, tiny local shops and water, water everywhere. more

Aug 4, 2015 12:30 PM Features 2 Comments


Rosalind O'Connor

Fear not, it's heating up again this weekend. Be it a houseboat, a stand-up paddleboat or a BVG rowboat ferry, it's time for you to get back out on the water. more

Jul 31, 2015 1:30 PM , The Best of Berlin

Artist-choreographer Tino Sehgal is showing in his home city for the first time. You can witness (and participate in) his weirdly affecting dance-based "social sculptures" at the Martin-Gropius-Bau through August 8. more

Jul 31, 2015 12:30 PM Art

OUT NOW! WHILE WE'RE YOUNG is the new film from Noah Baumbach about a couple experiencing premature middle-agedness. More than a comedy, the film explores real themes such as generational gaps and the relationship between documentary and fiction. more

Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! ZURICH is Sacha Polak's new cinematic triumph in which a grief-stricken woman hits the road as she struggles to cope with loss and revelation. more

Jul 24, 2015 12:20 PM Film

OUT NOW! There is nothing lethargic or constricting about SLOW WEST. Fassbender delivers a solid performance, but it is the careful structuring of the narrative and the brilliant cinematography which make this a thrilling example of a Western. more

Jul 24, 2015 12:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Jafar Panahi's third (secretly) exported outing TAXI TEHRAN is a delightful and insightful ride through the city that deserves multiple viewings. more

Jul 23, 2015 10:30 AM Film

OUT NOW! Basinger delivers strongly in THE 11TH HOUR but things get a little too crazy to be believable as her character kidnaps a baby on the German-Czech border. more

Jul 23, 2015 10:30 AM Film

The Berlinische Galerie is back after a near-year-long absence. With four different exhibitions in its newly renovated space, gallery director Thomas Köhler and co. are once again attracting the attention of modern art connoisseurs. more

Jul 22, 2015 3:00 PM Art

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