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"Who the f**k needs fish?” reads the new sign above Friedrichshain’s Veganz supermarket. Secret Garden is the name of the new spot and specializes in fish-free sushi. Sorry, “sushi”. Read more

Food & Drink

Drugs, sex and 24-hour hedonism are all great, but what about Berlin clubs’ carbon footprint? Could the nightlife scene lead the way towards a sustainable future? Read more

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Fancy all-purpose soap bars that will improve your skin, hair and even smell without harming you or planet earth? Sauberkunst is the Berlin indie equivalent of Lush – packaging-free, handmade, fair-trade, vegan... Read more

Insider Tips

Environmentalist Tadzio Müller on Berlin’s bad air and Germany’s car fetish, what’s next for mining regions and why the future of our planet could well be in the hands of bright-eyed kids. Read more

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Every Friday, more and more youngsters skip school to join the global strike for climate change. As tens of thousands of under-age Berliners take to the streets, we meet the students behind the local movement. Read more

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Film Polska showcases a new crop of award-winning Polish cinema. It's on Apr 24-May 1 at various cinemas. Read more

Film

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Image: Chris Blank

Starting on Thursday (Apr 18), festival The Only Good System Is A Soundsystem at Radialsystem V celebrates the spirit of Jamaican sound collectives. Read more

Concerts & Parties

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Photo: Max Zerrahn

INTERVIEW! Berlin-based crooner Dagobert is getting ready to promote his new album with a concert at Lido on Apr 19. We spoke with him about songwriting, Schlager and meeting Audrey Hepburn’s ghost. Read more

Concerts & Parties

Berlin’s alternative sex shop Other Nature, known for its vegan-only adult toys, has just stocked your ultimate fix: Nick Westphal’s Schreinergunst range. His paddle, butt plugs and dildos are carved from trees already destined for the shredder. Read more

Insider Tips

Love the environment, but want to drive? Is Berlin’s proliferation of car-sharing options a sustainable solution? Or just adding more cars to an already traffic-saturated, air-polluted city? Read more

Zeitgeist

Several Berlin firms are turning to sustainable, plant-based materials. Read more

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Film

INTERVIEW! David Dietl's club scene doc focuses on the personalities of three Berlin doormen, including notorious Berghain gate keeper Sven Marquardt. Berlin Bouncer hits the screens on Apr 11. Read more

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The (chocolate) Berlin Wall gets demolished several dozen times a night at this year’s most overlooked new Michelin star, Savu. Jane Silver tried their menue, from the gimmicky to the straightforwardly tasty. Read more

Food & Drink

At first glance, their fashionable, monochromatic bright colours and clear packaging might have you mistake them for a designy upgrade on their regular plastic shelf-mates: but the biobrush is 94 percent biodegradable! Read more

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Film

INTERVIEW! Syrian multi-media artist Ammar al-Beik gets his first German solo exhibition at Haus am Waldsee (through May 5). We spoke to him about revolution, exile and the thrill of meeting Diego Maradona at a dinner party. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

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Thomas Aurin

Berlin’s premier international theatre festival is back from April 4 through 14. We've previewed some highlights from this year's sharply curated guest performances from China to Chile. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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