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issue 164

Star chef Tim Raue pivoted from Asian to French bistro cuisine with his latest concept. It might not be accurate, but that doesn't mean it isn't tasty... Read more

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW! Curator Julian Cox on bringing Message to the Future, a major retrospective on firebrand American photographer Danny Lyon, to C/O. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Berliner Festspiele's Jazzfest is kicking off Tue, Oct 31, but for those who don't know, Charlottenburg used to be the epicentre of jazz in Berlin... and today, a trio of venues sustain the scene in their own unique ways. Read more

Concerts & Parties

At the new Berlin Burlesque Academy master the art of garter-snapping and glove-removing like a pro in only four-weeks. Read more

Insider Tips

Berlin’s sexiest film event gets us hot under the collar at the 12th Berlin PornFilmFestival, kicking off on Oct 24 and on through Oct 29, all at Moviemento. Read more

Film

Settlers from Israel are flocking to Charlottenburg, where they find synagogues, certified kosher shops and restaurants, a secure environment and many fellow Jews. Read more

Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW The post-punk poets of FITH tell us the difference between Manchester and Berlin before their show at Privatclub on October 24. Read more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! Sverrir Gudnason and Shia Labeouf go to tennis battle in BORG VS. MCENROE, with LaBeouf turning out his strongest acting performance in years. Read more

Film

OUT NOW! CLASH is a heart-breaking, but enlightening exploration of the 2013 Egyptian revolution from the perspective of people put in the back of a police van. Read more

Film

OUT NOW! Ruben Östlund’s contentious Palme d'Or winner THE SQUARE seems ultimately too long and too short, but its individual parts shine magnificently Read more

Film

INTERVIEW! Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund on his surprise Palme d’Or winner "The Square", which hits Berlin cinemas on October 19. Read more

Film

Mogwai multi-instrumentalist and Berlin barman Barry Burns on Brexit angst, his band’s legacy and the dreaded G-word. We caught up with Burns ahead of one of Mogwai’s biggest tours, which sees them play Columbiahalle on October 14. Read more

Concerts & Parties

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Photo by Ute Langkafel

In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). Read more

Theatre & Dance

This year’s four Preis der Nationalgalerie finalists exhibit side by side at Hamburger Bahnhof. They’ll be coming together for an artist talk on Oct 12 (19:00, in English) before the prize is awarded on October 20. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Despite rumours that Lichtenberg might be the next big thing, the drinking options there are mostly limited to shady Eckkneipen or, well, nothing. So for now, Zum Schwalbenschwanz stands out. Read more

Insider Tips

Wondering what Berlin's start-ups are actually producing? Or just nostalgic for the Skymall catalogue? Either way, the Start-Up Guide Store is for you. Read more

Insider Tips

It’s one of the last alternative outposts in an ever-slicker Charlottenburg, and – perhaps more importantly – one of the very few 24-hour breakfast joints in Berlin. What’s kept the it shaking at Schwarzes Café for nearly 40 years? Read more

Zeitgeist

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Fressen oder Fliegen (2008) Courtesy Harun Farocki / Antje Ehmann 2008

A multi-venue retrospective of the late German filmmaker is on at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Arsenal, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Silent Green Kulturquartier through Jan 28. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

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Photo by German Palomeque

The district associated with Ku’damm bling and Savignyplatz bohème is also home to some of Berlin’s most affordable working-class neighbourhoods... but not for long. We talked to Charlottenburgers who are fighting big money to stay in their Kiez. Read more

Zeitgeist

Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. Read more

Zeitgeist

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