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issue 185

From the scientific to the surreal, the "Garden of Earthly Delights" has contemporary works which hail from all over the world examining humanity’s urge to garden and quest to either control or enjoy nature’s power. Through Dec 1. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

RANT! You’ve been living in Berlin for how long? And still can’t order yourself a fucking Orangensaft! Jacinta Nandi on arrogant English speakers. Read more

Opinion 11 Comments

OUT NOW! This imaginative doc by German director Benjamin Schindler offers an outsider’s perspective on the history of the US and the myth of the American dream. Read more

Film

OUT NOW! If the Berlinale jury made a misstep this year, it was in awarding the Grand Jury Prize to François Ozon for his ultra-timely docudrama. Read more

Film

OUT NOW! A contemporary break-up movie disguised as 70s-style folk horror. One of the year’s finest films, or one that never hits the heights of its obvious influences? Read more

, Film

Disneyfication or designing a sexy future by looking to the past? We explore the trend for a new form of historicism – modern buildings dressed up like long-gone architectural icons. Read more

History

With the opening of Neither Black/Red/Yellow Nor Woman on Sep 28 at The Times Art Centre Berlin, we pick out our favourite exhibitions on now at Berlin's new indie art institutions - from experimental art to sustainable energy to beer gardens! Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Kicking off Sep 26-29, savour melancholic movies from Australia and New Zealand at the Down Under Berlin Film Festival. Don't miss Dustin Feneley’s "Stray", or Gabrielle Brady’s stunning doc "Island of the Hungry Ghosts", and more of our top picks. Read more

Film

Enjoy a sweet treat without at least some of the guilt with Be Sweet's gorgeous array of Törtchen, all vegan novelties engineered by a trained industrial designer. Read more

Features

Had our expectations been lower and that star plaque not affixed to the door, we probably would have been charmed by the meal. As it was, we were doomed for disappointment. Read more

Food & Drink 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! It was just a board and the street when Lennie Burmeister started skating in 1988, now a skateboarding veteran he tells us how the Berlin scene has changed, his favourite city skating spots and the story behind his “Vision Psycho Stick”. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

A mug shot of Berlin socialist icon, Rosa Luxemburg, is being used to make a new kind of feminist statement - on your post! The custom made stamps were the result of a crowdfunding campaign by a Kreuzberg-based artist to honour the famous Berliner. Read more

Features

OUT NOW! Nora Fingscheidt’s energetic and heart-wrenching tale of a 9-year-old girl with severe behavioural problems. Read more

Film

From dirty punk rock DIY transition skaters to clean hip-hop ledge wizards - forget LA, skateboarders from all over the world are moving to Berlin. We talk to skating veterans and look back on four decades of Berlin's vibrant skateboarding scene. Read more

, Features

Catch "This Ain’t California" and meet its director Marten Persiel at Lichtblick Kino on Sep 23, as part of our EXBlicks monthly series. Blending fact and fiction, the film portrays a small but vibrant GDR skateboarding community. Read more

Film

Don't miss the "Call Me By Your Name" author's talk on Sep 18, 18:00 at Silent Green. As part of the About: Sex special of the International Literature Festival, Aciman will discuss the presentation of gay sex in literature. Read more

What's On

Last chance to see The Blue Room, through Sep 21 at DECAD. Berlin-based Hungarian artist duo Tehnica Schweiz present an installation of film and ceramics that elegantly juggles neoclassicism with themes of replication and reproduction. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

The Syrian-born author speaks on Sep 17, 18:00 at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. His talk on the impact of migration on mental health is one of our top picks. Read more

What's On

The South Korean author talks on Sep 14, 21:00, at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. Her debut novel "The Incendiaries" was a must-read, now she's one of our lit fest must-hears. Read more

What's On

INTERVIEW! Scandal! Myth! Modernism! wraps up at the Bröhan Museum on Sep 15, its curator Anna Großkopf tells us more about Berlin's 19th century art rebels, the museum and upcoming shows. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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