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Sure, having a kid still takes an egg and some sperm, but while scientists work on overturning that truism, single women and lesbians have a variety of options to get knocked up without the hook-up. A new German law has made it easier than ever. more

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If a Canadian-born New-Yorker hadn’t opened Wunderhaus in November 2017, Prenzlauer Berg might just have birthed it by itself. Here's the new spot for mommies (and sometimes daddies) with money. more

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John is thinking about death, and also kids. And hoping the "sharing economy" will come through for him. more


Happy Mother's Day! In honor of Muttis here in Berlin, we take a look at the creative, multilingual offspring of the Prenzlauer Berg baby boom. more

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Where do international parents send their kids to for both their own breather and their kids benefit? D.A.S. Akademie offers a two-week break from your brats while they get beefed-up German skills and a trendy set of new international friends. more

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Berlin's the undisputed LGBTQ capital of Europe – and your roadmap to it just hit newsstands. Read about invisible lesbians, gay rugby players, post-gender professors, out prisoners and more in this month's special on queer Berlin! more


This month, we go deep inside Berlin's music scene to bring you instrument makers, bass booty shakers, German jazzers, expat rappers... and Finns. All this and more, on newsstands now! more


Where did all that gritty charm go? It seems as though the smell of moustache wax and fag smoke is being overwhelmed by baby sick and school dinners as the city's onetime underbelly gets a dose of the G-word. more


Jacinta asks why Berlin's buskers so bad. She doesn't know, but she has a solution. more

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This April's all about families: past and future. We talk to the descendants of a death camp commander, a radical lefty and a GDR leader and look at nuclear-free constellations. Plus alt schools, Alte Schönhauser, an anti-toddler rant and more! more

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Season's readings! Inside this month's issue: How to get your book published, the must-knows of the publishing scene and why Germany is so book-friendly – there's something for reader and writer alike! On newsstands and in our web shop now! more


Jacinta Nandi isn't sure whether German schools are systematically racist or not, but she sure knows what can be done to improve things – just a little bit more

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German people only give a shit about freedom when it suits them, says Jacinta Nandi more

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OUT NOW! Careful! Your kids will leave DESPICABLE ME 2 wanting their own minion. more


INSIDE: Liquid love: our summer issue features drinks of all stripes and where to drink them, drinking on both ends of the political spectrum and just plain water. PLUS: The feminist fury of Germany's Femen, the holiday rental crackdown and much more more


INSIDE: MOVERS AND SHAPERS – 20 influential Berliners including the don of döner and the woman behind the city's waste, upcycling and real cycling, Momos and La Costeña salsa, a Thai picnic in Wilmersdorf and much more! more


INSIDE: DEALERS, LAWMAKERS and COPS, Drug quiz, WHAT KIND OF DRUGGIE ARE YOU?, a day at the FIXERSTUBE, SMART drugs and HIPPIE drugs from Vigil to AYAHUASCA. Also, interviews with CARSTON NICOLAI, MODESELEKTOR and much, much more! more

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INSIDE: We revisit our 2009 topic with 20 pages on the future of Berlin's urban spaces – including the resurrection of the Plattenbau, tenants vs. the system and Berlin's lost historical sites, an exclusive Pussy Riot interview and much more! more

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INSIDE: Gay marriage, the Kosovo refugee deportation fiasco, striking teachers, Berlin as a party export, how to volunteer and how to avoid scams, an Istanbuler's food odyssey and much, much more! more


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