issue 179

Few people know that before churning out blockbusters in Hollywood the legendary British director started his career in Potsdam’s UFA studios, the centre of the world’s film industry in the early 20th century. Read more


February is the month to stuff your face with bowl after bowl of chewy noodles and creamy broth. Jane Silver tried five comfort food contenders. Read more

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The ninth iteration of Chor@Berlin returns with a range of vocal performances and workshops. Read more

Concerts & Parties

Vanja Kevresan of Space Tigers on the trio’s eclectic live shows mixing jazz, techno, funk and hardcore. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Make sure to check out the 30 newest additions at the artist’s first-ever exhibition at MINI on February 16. We promise, you won’t be able to hold back a chuckle. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Alexa Vachon, Exberliner, Odd Couples, Tinder, CJ&Rochel, Portra

Alexa Vachon

Thought love was impossible in the singles capital of Germany? Hookup apps have come to the rescue of reluctant committalists! We meet three Berlin couples who successfully swiped their way into each other’s lives. Read more


As millennials tinder their way through innumerable first dates, the L-word seems more scary and elusive than ever. Germany’s veteran couples therapist Wolfgang Schmidbauer shares his insights. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Spice up your Valentine's Day with Mexilove: a fresh take on Berlin's favourite party-starting shot. Read more

Food & Drink

Wieland Speck and Andreas Struck on celebrating 40 years of Panorama films. Read more


What’s happening with Berlin’s Cold War border crossings? Read more


Adina Pintilie on winning the 2018 Golden Bear with her polarising outsider Touch Me Not, and sharing her experience at Berlinale Talents this year. Read more


Titles from this year’s lineup we’ve already seen and loved. Read more

, Film

Starting Feb 7 (through 17), hundreds of films hit Potsdamer Platz and the cinemas all over the city. Here's our guide on what to expect at this year’s Berlinale. Read more

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INTERVIEW! As PalaisPopulaire opens Objects of Wonder (from Feb 1) showing sculpture from across the Channel, curators Elena Crippa and Daniel Slater talk about the importance of objects. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Schaubühne dramaturg and script translator Maja Zade on becoming a playwright herself. See her work for yourself in her new work "status quo" Feb 7-9 and 11. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Berlin Critics’ Week returns for its fifth edition with a daring selection of under-the-radar gems. Catch it Feb 6-14 at various venues. Read more


From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more


OUT NOW!! Read more


From post-humanist to genderqueer, this month's stage offerings tackle the topic of identity. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Make the most of this dark and frosty month with some of last year's mellow releases played live. Read more

Concerts & Parties

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