Seymour Gris

What's behind the cute Knut the polar bear throwback in a hot tub you see here? A message about global warming, according to Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick. Then why are Audi the fest's main sponsor? more

Feb 16, 2018 12:00 PM Opinion

We went to check out this Neukölln restaurant's revamp. The interior has a slightly more stylish vibe and the signature weekend "breakfast slam" remains, but it was the evening menu's overhaul that impressed us the most. more

Feb 15, 2018 12:45 PM Food & Drink

Bassy, Babette, Sowieso, Privatclub... Our blogger doesn't want to be alarmist, but the latest club closure news doesn't bode well for the new year. more

Jan 17, 2018 2:30 PM Opinion 13 Comments

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Seymour loves Tegel, no question about it, but he also knows when it's time to say goodbye. more

Aug 24, 2017 1:30 PM Opinion 9 Comments

Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

This is a Gris public service announcement! After witnessing a pretty horrific accident on streets in Mitte, Seymour pleads for traffic safety – including foot and bicycle – on the streets of Berlin. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:00 PM Opinion

Tweaker Nazis, Brandenburg beaches, Weimar satire and happy endings: these summer reads will teach you everything you wanted to know about Berlin, and a few things you didn’t. more

Jul 17, 2017 1:30 PM , , , , What's On

Daniel Brühl: German Promi, crossover Hollywood celeb and... master of tapas? Yes, the "Goodbye Lenin" star has opened a second restaurant serving Spanish small plates, this time in Prenzlauer Berg. more

Jun 15, 2017 12:00 PM Food & Drink

The Humboldt Forum wants to plant a golden cross on top of its political wipe-out of East German culture in the name of "history". Any claim to history on the side of the pro-Schloss folks is a sham anyways, says Gris. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:15 PM Opinion

In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:15 PM Politics

INTERVIEW! Is the discourse about privilege and race dangerously behind here in Germany compared to the US? Journalist Mohamed Amjahid thinks so and is ready to change that with his new book "Unter Weißen". more

May 11, 2017 2:00 PM Interviews & Portraits 4 Comments

With Taiwanese sandwiches having a moment, we visited three of Berlin’s latest bao-crazy restaurants and ended up sinking our teeth into more than just squishy buns. more

Apr 27, 2017 2:05 PM , Food & Drink

It's that time again: the May 1 riots in Kreuzberg 36. Seymour Gris explains the history behind the brouhaha and gives his thoughts on what it is today. Hint: he's not a fan. more

Apr 27, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments

Three new craft beer gastropubs provide proper plates to go with your designer suds. more

Mar 14, 2017 1:30 PM Food & Drink

A new and laid-back vegan-vegetarian café in Prenzlauer Berg offers delicious ravioli and great sandwiches at a decent price. more

Mar 14, 2017 12:10 PM Food & Drink

The burger craze refuses to die, and vegheads are getting in on the action too. Here are our favourite recent entries from both sides of the spectrum. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 PM , Food & Drink

How should we respond to the Breitscheidplatz attack? The same way we respond to any other crime, not by attacking Merkel and her refugee policy. Seymour makes the case for reason. more

Dec 22, 2016 2:45 PM Opinion

True to its name sake, Formidable offers sub sandwiches that won't be letting anyone leave hungry. And they're great hangover munchies to boot! more

Nov 30, 2016 11:30 AM Food & Drink 1 Comments

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