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issue 163

What's with the tourist visa? Are you paying too much for gas? Germany is a country of rules – Hans-Torsten helps you through the system. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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Francois Poilane

Avocado toast: overhyped millennial meme, or the best thing ever? Whatever you think about it, you can't avoid it in Berlin. From the new to the noteworthy, we sampled the toast of the town. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 PM , , Food

Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. more

Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Winner of this year’s Berlinale Golden Bear, ON BODY AND SOUL focuses on the relationship between two lonely souls working in an abattoir. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Film

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Riza Cörtlen. Photo by German Palomeque

You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM , , , , , , , Zeitgeist

What’s on Turkish Berliners’ minds when they enter the voting booth? Why did they vote so massively in favour of Erdoğan at last April’s referendum, and who will they support in this year’s elections? We visited four “wise men” in search of a clue. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Over 200,000 placards line Berlin’s streets this election season, put up by eager volunteers or the candidates themselves. As the starting whistle blew on the campaign back in August, we joined party members for the postering ritual. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM People

INTERVIEW! Comedian Adrienne Truscott takes back the rape joke in Asking For It. See how she does it Sep 14-15 at Sophiensaele's The Future is Female comedy festival. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

Danish-Canadian Berliner Sally Dige talks about her musical beginnings and her cathartic new synth pop record, Holding On, out Sep 13. more

Sep 11, 2017 1:15 PM Music & nightlife

Online mag Berliner Gazette brings up the Snowden files, and what we really know of them, in exhibition Signals (Sep 12-26) at Diamondpaper and a book launch for "A Field Guide to the Snowden Files" (Sep 11) at Walther König. more

Sep 7, 2017 12:00 PM Art

An exhibition and a book are bringing the Snowden files back to Berlin. As part of the Signals (Sep 12-26, Diamondpaper), American surveillance researcher Light presents his “Snowden Archive-in-a-Box” in a hands-on workshop (Sep 13). more

Sep 7, 2017 11:00 AM Art

OUT NOW! James Ponsoldt's movie makeover of Dave Eggers’ dystopian THE CIRCLE fails to deliver. more

Sep 6, 2017 1:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! Sebastián Lelio’s A FANTASTIC WOMAN follows a young trans woman dealing with the death of her partner in a satisfyingly effective plea for tolerance. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:45 PM Film

OUT NOW! Al Gore is back to with AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL to his 2006 documentary, this time bringing his climate change concerns up to date by looking at the 2016 Paris Agreement. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:30 PM Film

INTERVIEW! At Musikfest (on through Sep 18), Rebecca Saunders translates Ulysses’ last chapter for soprano and stereophonic chamber ensemble. "Yes" premieres at the Philharmonie on Sep 9, followed the next day by a free talk with Ed Atkins. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Germany’s premier Antipodean film festival returns for its seventh edition at Moviemento, Sep 13-17. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:00 PM , , , Film

The Volksbühne opens on Tempelhofer Feld on Sun, Sep 10. Here are some thoughts about the Volksbühne from an ambivalent Anglophone editor. more

Sep 5, 2017 12:00 PM Stage 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Sebastián Lelio on his timely transgender tale "A Fantastic Woman", in cinemas from September 7. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW! Back on the big screen on Sep 7, former US vice president and climate superstar Al Gore talks to us about his enduring commitment to the planet and why he’s not afraid of Donald Trump. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:00 AM Film

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