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If you’re young or just new to the city, shared housing is a fact of life. In Germany that means WG-life, which can be a strain. But communal living also comes with great benefits, experts say. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Is 2019 your year for big change? Maybe you're considering buying property. Real estate investment advisor Brigitta Mühlhans on why it’s time to join the gentry and where to start. Read more

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Finding a flat in a decent neighbourhood is becoming increasingly difficult. Unless you’re ready to pay big bucks. What happened to Berlin’s legendary affordable housing? And how did we get here? Read more

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Record numbers of students are moving to Berlin. Private companies are cashing in on the shortage of state-provided accommodation with luxury, campus-style alternatives. Read more

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According to the founders of Round not Square, “turning pages is so 20th century!” Read more

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Abdul Adhim Kamouss on his life-changing path from hardline preacher to humanist, and how hard it is to shake off labels once the media has you pegged as a dangerous Salafist. Read more

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The Barn, Berlin's original specialty coffee shop, has opened their fourth and newest location on Friedelstraße last month and could well herald a new, more democratic era in the history of the world-renowned coffee institution. Read more

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From progressive forms of flat-sharing to the shiny new start-up culture of co-housing, we checked out alternatives for all ages. Read more

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Comforting yet refined, Berlin-friendly yet unapologetically Scottish, sums up Hirsch & Hase perfectly. Read more

Food & Drink

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Film

INTERVIEW! Pawel Pawlikowski on his 88-minute monochrome epic Cold War. It's out Nov 22 in Berlin cinemas. Read more

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Berlin real estate prices have been skyrocketing in the last few years. Is the bubble about to pop? Read more

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The inaugural show of Deutsche Bank’s brand new art space, PalaisPopulaire, spreads over three floors, with 300 works from post-war Modernism to the era of digital technologies, and even to the graphic novel. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

The Olbricht collection is presenting what easily qualifies as a “best of” from its expansive inventory of photography, interspersed with sculptures and paintings by art history’s big names (Jan Brueghel among others). Read more

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Sequins, a labyrinth of infinity mirrors, leather, mother of pearl and metal – Lee Bul, one of the most important South Korean artists of her generation uses a futuristic mix of materials. Read more

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Binge on mini-movies at the Interfilm festival Nov 20-25 at cinemas around the city. Read more

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Human figures behind drying laundry photographic close-ups of textile and the skin of commuters – this show at KINDL Zentrum presents 10 international contemporary photographers and their take on the absurdity of everyday processes. Read more

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INTERVIEW! About to return to the Berlin stage with his latest, thoroughly danceable fury of an album, Drangsal talks about some of his newfound guilt-free pleasures. He hits SO36 on Nov 16. It's sold out, so scour FB now. Read more

Concerts & Parties

The website Jewish Places provides an interactive map showing Jewish institutions, places, historic personalities and themed walks. Users are also able to add new locations to this open-source project. Read more

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What three Berlin gallerists make of this year’s huge Art Week success. Eicker explains... but hurry, gallery Sweetwater is already closing the doors on "Closer" on Sat, Nov 17. Read more

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