Russell Birdwell

Past those giant golden Foo Lions on the sidewalk of Schönhauser Allee, you never know what kind of night you’re in for. more


Ishin’s Mitte location is, appropriately, a nerve-centre of activity (its name means "from the heart"). more

London transplant Sharmaine Reid recently launched Dialogue Berlin, an English bookstore tucked away at the back of a tea shop. more

Peter Jackson plows through some heavy material with this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s bestseller. more


On December 30, the Chippendales – those perfectly muscled entertainers with the g-strings, gyrating hips and winning smiles – began an almost two-week-long stint at Huxleys Neue Welt. We sat down with frost-haired Billy Jeffrey, a reality TV star and Chippendales dancer of seven years. more

Theatre & Dance


Photo courtesy of Henry Rollins

From his early days as the muscled, masochistic frontman of Black Flag to his acting, writing, spoken-word, Vanity Fair blog and Independent Film Channel hosting duties, Henry Rollins has always been, as they say, opinionated. more

Concerts & Parties


Photo by Sebastian Lang

Growing up with an old, broken piano in the provinces near Hamburg, Stephan played what he called “ghost music”: he wrang whatever sounds he could from his dilapidated instrument. more


Dining at Makoto can be an unexpectedly communal experience: most of the clientele sit along benches at three large tables, although some smaller tables and bar stools at the front make a gesture towards the more socially-reticent. more

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