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issue 145

Nobody tips in Berlin... or do they? As it happens, there are ways to base your entire livelihood mostly or entirely on gratuities. You might have to get a bit more creative than waiting tables, though! more

Zeitgeist

Are refugees employable? The facts, the bureaucratic maze, the official and unofficial initiatives... and the (rare) success stories. more

Zeitgeist

You don’t have to be a prostitute to make money off your body. The next time you want to afford one of life’s little luxuries, do what these Berliners did and use what nature gave you. more

Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Galerie Buchholz transforms into an imagined home in Lucy McKenzie ’s "Inspired by an Atlas of Leprosy", on through January 23. more

Art & Exhibitions

Did you promise yourself you'd eat more healthily this year? Berlin Organics has the powder for you: five different blends of various superfoods ready to sprinkle over, onto or into the low-cal meal or beverage of your choice! more

Insider Tips

OUT NOW! DER BUNKER is truly a mindfuck and might not be for everyone, but for those who want to brave it, going down there is one incredible journey. more

Film

OUT NOW! Charlie Kaufman returns with co-directed cinematic oddity ANOMALISA that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in a stop-motion tale of breaking free of mundanity. more

Film

OUT NOW! Crossing borders from Ireland to America, BROOKLYN isn't breaking any new ground, but as a simple story it's tremendously moving. more

Film

INTERVIEW! Last year, his art was exhibited all over town. Now hotshot artist Michael Müller's first institutional solo exhibition is the talk of the Berlin art scene. Catch the UdK professor's "Wer Spricht" at KW before it closes January 24. more

Art & Exhibitions

From Jan 20-24 Deutschlandradio and RBB’s Ultraschall Festival brings together great minds and musicians for five days of boundary-pushing contemporary classical in venues across the city. more

Concerts & Parties

Proudly sporting a shiny new Michelin star, Nobelhart & Schmutzig is perhaps even prouder of its "brutally local" concept, sourcing everything from within 250km of Berlin. Your meal there is sure to be unforgettable, if nothing else. more

Food & Drink

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

Features

OUT NOW! The latest from respected Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, CEMETARY OF SPLENDOUR is a rivetingly atmospheric, deeply spiritual drama about death and the afterlife. more

Film

Think you know every corner of Berlin? Our EXBlicks screening of Müller Ecke Afrika (Lichtblick Kino, Jan 18, 20:30) might teach you something new, as Martin Helmbrecht examines the African Quarter in Wedding via four residents' testimonies. more

Film

INTERVIEW. Boom! Boom! Boom! But it's not all bellicose. HKW’s Holger Schulze invites us to think about the soundtrack of combat (and post-combat) with the four-day event Singing the War on at HKW Jan 14-17. more

Concerts & Parties

Not yet familiar with the work of Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien? The retrospective Also Like Life at Zeughauskino from Jan 12-Feb 11 provides an invaluable opportunity to rectify that. more

Film

INTERVIEW: With his latest, "Cemetery of Splendour", poised to hit cinemas on Jan 14, acclaimed Thai arthouse director Apichatpong Weerasethakul spoke to us about, among other things, the film's spiritualism and the politics of film in Thailand. more

Film

So you've resolved to work out more this year, but the traditional exercises just don't seem fun enough? Well, now you have no excuse not to hop to it – with Jump Berlin, the city finally has a trampoline park! more

Insider Tips

INTERVIEW: A year ago, 11 staff members of a satirical magazine were killed for their freedom of expression; now, Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte revisit the Charlie Hebdo massacre in JE SUIS CHARLIE, out January 7 in Berlin cinemas. more

Film

INTERVIEW: We spoke with Berlin's beloved expat art-rock songstress, who teamed up with two drummers to form Mary Ocher And Your Government three years ago; now, they'll be celebrating the release of their first album at Roter Salon on Jan 10. more

Concerts & Parties

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