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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

May 6, 2016 3:00 PM , Zeitgeist

With a less-than-spectacular summer upon us, some Berliners may be choosing to stay indoors. But some never intended to go out. For true gamers, the world outside is connected to the one on-screen. But is hardcore gaming a hobby or addiction? more

Jul 13, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

Lured into joining ISIS by a promise of revolution and desert romance, those girls end up as little more than “cheerleaders of the jihad”. more

Dec 19, 2014 10:00 AM Zeitgeist

Christmas is just around the corner! Show some hometown pride this season and give your loved ones something that just screams Berlin, from Aldi action figures to club stench in a bauble to a GDR boardgame for some family fun. more

Dec 15, 2014 2:20 PM , , , , The Best of Berlin

Wall souvenir

Photo by Anna Agliardi

From GDR auctions to spray-painted original souvenir to total fakes, the past – and present – of selling off the Berliner Mauer is a curious business indeed. more

Nov 6, 2014 4:10 PM , Zeitgeist

It's Mauerfall mania leading up to Nov 9. This weekend, make sure to head to Checkpoint Charlie and take a gander at Jean-Yves Menez' hand-carved chunk of the Berlin Wall, which the French sculptor carted back to the fatherland after nearly 25 years. more

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 PM People

German designers and owners Indira Töreki and Anna Heise lovingly piece together bits of the back-on-the-scene decade to create the 1990s patchwork of fashion and accessories that is Coexist. Get your hand-sewn crop top and mandatory choker necklace. more

Oct 7, 2014 11:00 AM The Best of Berlin

Behind today’s ‘free and open’ internet lie shadowy firms who have made your data their business – many of them based in Berlin. more

Sep 30, 2014 1:15 PM , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

From jazz drummers to pop choir directors to quirky bandolele players, Berlin collects aspiring musicians. But how do they make a living in the Hauptstadt? This and everything else about BERLIN MUSIC in our latest issue. On stands now! more

Sep 29, 2014 5:30 PM , Zeitgeist

Award-winning Greek writer Amanda Michalopoulou delivers a blitz week of literary appearances starting on Sep 16 at St. George's English Bookshop and then continuing on at the International Literature Festival. Make sure to catch her at least once. more

Sep 15, 2014 5:00 PM Culture

Summer is sizzling so why shouldn't your love life be too? With these handy apps you can swipe, tap and ogle your way to true love or if that's not your style... a hot, sticky one night fling. more

Jul 22, 2014 1:00 PM , , , , Zeitgeist

Our summer dance special is out on newsstands now! If you haven't picked one up yet, here's a warm-up. There's more ways to move your feet than you think: with the variety of cultures to be found here in Berlin comes a variety of dance styles. more

Jul 16, 2014 1:50 PM , Culture 1 Comments

After predecessor MFE burned down in 2009, it's future is now here in Friedrichshain's Zukunft. An outdoor cinema, jazzbar, art gallery and, of course, a biergarten, make up a ranch of summer chill wonder and bohemian ambiance. more

Jun 24, 2014 3:00 PM The Best of Berlin

NEXT MONDAY. Don't miss Florian Schewe's "Wiener Ecke Manteuffel", a touching Kreuzberg love story that won Best Documentary at Achtung Berlin Festival, screening Mon, Jun 9, 8:30pm at Lichtblick Kino. With English subs and director Q&A. more

Jun 2, 2014 2:00 PM Film

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