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issue 148

With Kosslick’s contract running out after next year’s festival, the time has come to ask: Just how weak is his Berlinale? Our critics disagree. more

, Film

Digitalwerkstatt is producing the next generation of programmers by holding coding workshops for kids. Parents take note! more

Start-ups

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

Features

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Photo by Maria Runarsdottir

It may not be a feast for the eyes, but the nooks and crannies of the Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum complex pack in more authentic budget deliciousness per square metre than nearly anywhere else in Berlin. Here are our favourites. more

, Food & Drink

Blumen Dilek has sold flowers since 1982, first inside the Kottbusser Tor U-Bahn station, and then, since 1999, at this bustling crossroads. Now its the near-24/7 institution on the corner of Adalbert and Oranienstraße. Here's the story. more

Interviews & Portraits

Kottbusser Tor has survived May Day riots, tourist hordes and urban renewal blunders, but can it resist the feeding frenzy of the King of Kebab? more

Zeitgeist

MyFest of May Day: Going to Kreuzberg this May 1? Put down that Sterni! John Riceburg bemoans the orgy of drinking and dancing Kotti’s once-riotous first of May has become. more

Zeitgeist

HKW offers up another heady music programme exploring the roots of pop. Whether that's your bag or not, you've got to appreciate the line-up, including music legend Ebo Taylor. Check out the rest of our highlights and see for yourself Apr 28-May 1. more

Concerts & Parties

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Photo by Lorenzo Musiu

Looking for a job in tech? Startup Safary will take you hunting for your dream career as 60 start-ups, including big names like Number26 and Dubsmash, open their doors to 1000 participants Apr 29-30. We had a chat with its founder and CEO. more

Start-ups

OUT NOW! Thomas Vinterberg retreads familiar ground in THE COMMUNE, but a solid performance by Trine Dyrholm keeps it well-anchored and enjoyable to watch. more

Film

INTERVIEW! Six men on a boat. One battle for glory. In Greek absurdist comedy "Chevalier" writer/director Tsangari pits six men against each other and themselves in a struggle to find out who's "the best in general". It opens April 21. more

Film

INTERVIEW. Last year, the Danes of Efterklang joined up with their friend, Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö, to form new supergroup LIIMA. Debut record ii came out last month, and the foursome hits Berghain on Thu, Apr 21. more

Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW! Everyone’s favourite Franco-German liaison Stereo Total takes over Lido for a threesome with new album "Les Hormones" April 20, 24 and 25. more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! As you'd expect from a project with Maggie Smith as a lead, THE LADY IN THE VAN's tale of an unlikely friendship is charming and captivating. more

Film

OUT NOW! Tobias Lindholm's A WAR is a constantly engrossing portrait of the physical and emotional casualties of war. more

Film

For the 12th time, Achtung Berlin is back, rounding up a bunch of new and exciting Berlin films (nearly 100 this year!). What to see? Read our picks for the festival (Apr 13-20) here. more

, Film

OUT NOW! Nabil Ayouch's unflinching look at the lives of four Moroccan prostitutes makes MUCH LOVED not only unique, but touching. more

Film

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Interviews & Portraits

THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

Interviews & Portraits

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Illustration by Agate Sasiuk

Our guide to four parallel universes around Berlin's most loved/hated square. more

, Interviews & Portraits

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