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Issue 162

INTERVIEW! Jakob Preuss followed a Cameroonian man on his odyssey to Europe for the moving documentary "When Paul Came Over the Sea", in cinemas on August 31. more

Film

Christiane F. is fairly well-known in Berlin and beyond. But what about the others? We tracked down three of Christiane’s peers from the old heroin scene and found them still grappling with the consequences of their past. more

Interviews & Portraits

You might not want to like Holzmarkt, but which would you rather have taking up the riverside real estate – another sleek luxury apartment bloc, or a collectively managed, treehouse/urban garden/what-have-you where Berliners can play? more

Insider Tips

Before the Potsdam villa owned by Berlin’s most famous Jewish family was restored to its former grandeur, it was a rundown den of iniquity for hippy students. Robert Rigney meets an heir and recalls the good old days. more

Interviews & Portraits

Summer dance festival Tanz im August is back (Aug 11-Sep 2) at venues all over the city. Don't miss a retrospective of Spanish dancer and performance artist La Ribot (highlighted here) and read on for our editor's picks of what to see. more

Theatre & Dance

Catch up on a year of indie cinema in one epic sitting at the LONG NIGHT OF FILM FESTIVALS, Aug 19, 15:00 at Zukunft am Ostkreuz. more

Film

Just how much can you rely on your weather app? And how do they work, anyway? more

Start-ups

OUT NOW! Edgar Wright's high-concept heist movie BABY DRIVER delivers laughs, thrills and spectacle in dazzling fashion. more

Film

INTERVIEW! Berlin-based Kurdish Iraqi conceptual Hiwa K confronts capitalism and Kurdish existentialism in "Don’t Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet" at KW. Catch it before it ends August 13. more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Hometown duo Gurr talk about tour tribulations and give us their best summer tips. You can catch them first at this weekend's Yo! Sissy festival (Jul 28-29) at Festsaal Kreuzberg and at Pure & Crafted in August. more

Concerts & Parties

Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. more

, , Insider Tips

On display at Berlinische Galerie from Jul 26-Aug 21, John Bock's German feature film premiere evokes a kind of disgust that stays stuck in your throat. more

Art & Exhibitions

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Photo by Blondinrikard Fröberg (CC BY 2.0)

Walter Crasshole takes on the queer issues of the day. This month: does anyone else miss when being gay was offensive? more

Opinion

This summer at Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Wassermusik X, the world will literally become your oyster. It starts Jul 21 and rolls on through Aug 13. more

Concerts & Parties

Freiluftkino season is now in full swing, offering you the chance to catch top flicks under the stars in vaguely bucolic surroundings. Here's your quick guide to what's what. more

Film

It’s finally summer in Berlin, so get out of the museums and spend some time with art en plein air. Here's what to see. more

Half a year after Trump’s election, are you getting the feeling it’s time to get the hell out of the US? Here’s a surprising new trick – and a seven-digit number – that some Americans can use to get dual citizenship in Germany. It worked for me. more

Politics

Vay-cray time is upon us, and no matter whether you’ve opted for a quick getaway, or are sticking around for a staycation, there are a few Berlin-based start-ups that can help you out. more

Start-ups

Festival season has begun! Find your niche with our rundown of all the boutique fests going on in Berlin and Brandenburg through July and August. more

Concerts & Parties

For our "Endstation" special, we travelled to the ends of Berlin and back to bring you 10 summer escapes you definitely won't read about in the guidebooks. Plus summer reads, festivals, bikes, scooters, barbecue, soft serve and much more! more

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