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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Features

We're all on the look-out for decent pizza in Berlin. Well, we have found the real deal in Zola – a Polish-run Neopolitan pizza joint on the banks of Paul-Linke-Ufer. Check it out now, we think you'll agree. more

Food & Drink

Biomolecular scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini was recently awarded Germany's Whistleblower Award for revealing the toxicity of GM maize and the pesticide Roundup, but it took a long time for the findings of his study to be accepted... more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW: On Monday, Germany voted to keep the Monsanto-beloved chemical glyphosate (used in the notorious herbicide Roundup) on the EU market. Gilles-Éric Séralini, the scientist who exposed Roundup's deadly effects two years ago, isn't surprised. more

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With the COP 21 climate change conference having just kicked off in Paris, we turn our eyes to pollution right here in Berlin. Few are aware that we have some of the worst air pollution in Europe. What is the city doing about it? Surprisingly little. more

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INTERVIEW. The quarterly publication Texte zur Kunst celebrates 25 years of leading the art publication world in theory and debate. Read our interview with the co-founder and the editor-in-chief. more

Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! Expertly shot and acted and perhaps a shade less complex than it could have been, espionage drama BRIDGE OF SPIES shows off Spielberg's knack for accessible, smart cinema. more

Film

OUT NOW! Even though YOUTH does tackle issues of mortality with occasionally misguided stabs at drama, it's a largely lighthearted look at age, with sharp performances from an excellent cast. more

Film

INTERVIEW: The fashion model and digital artist recently directed, wrote and starred in the Berlin-set webseries Translantics. Watch it online now or catch it at Schinkel Pavillon Dec 10-12 – either way, don't miss our chat with Thie on her work! more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW: A man as candid and refreshing as his records are, John Grant brings new album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” to PBHFCLUB Thu, Nov 26. We talked to him about Berlin, his HIV story and what's in a mid-life crisis. more

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OUT NOW! THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL approaches its topic of a 15-year-old's discovery of sex in a refreshingly bold, direct and funny way – and even finds time to have something to say. more

Film

OUT NOW! ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the latest in the burgeoning post-John Green YA tragicomedy genre, and it stands as a shining example of its kind. more

Film

From Nov 22-24, this tiny festival will screen three documentaries that tackle thorny, meaningful social issues: racial tensions in the USA, social outcasts in Eastern Europe, prostitution on the streets of Chicago. more

Film

This trio of unique museums in Schöneberg might just redefine the term for you. Check out some Unheard-of Things at their Museum, for instance; alternately, swing by Grüntaler9 on Nov 18 for the launch of its entire catalogue translated into English. more

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INTERVIEW: UK artist Tom Anholt's solo exhibition History Boy (exploring histories both personal and artistic) is still on display through Nov 21, so don't delay! Read our interview, then head on over to Eigen + Art Lab and check it out. more

Art & Exhibitions

Its stark interior may not seem particularly inviting, but we're here to eat, after all – and on that front Chicha delivers Peruvian cuisine that won't fail to impress, especially when it comes to the seafood. more

Food & Drink

OUT NOW! VIRGIN MOUNTAIN handles its admittedly done-before premise with admirable grace, charm and gentle humour. more

Film

OUT NOW! The brilliant central performance as STEVE JOBS from Fassbender and the typically witty Aaron Sorkin screenplay are two of many strengths in Danny Boyle's biopic. more

Film

OUT NOW! The latest (and last?) from Japan's phenomenally successful Studio Ghibli may not be a Miyazaki-level masterpiece, but WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is still a touching tale. more

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OUT NOW! Greenaway takes on Eisenstein in EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO, a worthy tribute making good use of Greenaway's signature eye for theatricality and sexuality. more

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