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Following in his family's religious lineage, pastor at Spandau's Ju Chan Yang Presbyterian, Hyun-Geun Moon, puts his own spin on the job. The former musician tells us how he blends the traditional with untraditional - and why he wants to go clubbing! Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Conceptual artist Chan-Sook Choi is on a mission to connect the city’s Asian art scene. As the brain behind pan-Asian and intercontinental artists' platform NON Berlin, which hosts a handful of exhibitions yearly, we find out what drives her. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Berliner solo cellist Isang Enders unwittingly followed the stereotypical, Asian-genius classical career path with raging success. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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We investigate how the pre-Wall GDR provided a ticket out of North Korea and, ironically, how today's Germany has helped a South Korean filmmaker get into the closed-off country. Read more

History

REVIEW! We find a Berlin Korean restaurant that not only serves up great dishes but takes just as much care over the wine... and ceramics! Read more

Food & Drink

The industrious Korean-German entrepreneur behind restaurant and now brand 'Kimchi Princess' tells us how she donned a tiara and brought Korean home-style cooking to the Berlin trendset. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW! With a last chance to see French installation artist Laure Prouvost's "In Reflection We Rest" at Kreuzberg's Carlier | Gebauer (through Nov 9), we met Prouvost to talk Venice Biennale, relaxation, boobs and working with her grandmother. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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OUT NOW! Old-fashioned scares with timely socio-political commentary, André Øvredal has created a satisfying, tween-friendly horror romp. Read more

Film

OUT NOW! Cannes’ Queer Palme and Best Screenplay award-winning drama, a transfixing watch up until the final scene and one of the most beautiful films of 2019. Read more

Film

With the Korea Independent Film Festival kicking off at Babylon Mitte on Oct 31 through Nov 5, we find out films are just one part of K-culture that's crashing Berlin. We've scouted out the best places to source Korean food, fashion, beauty and more! Read more

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What can you make with a mortar and pestle, whisk and a muffin tin? Deodorant! We tried DIYing our own all-natural deocrème with some help from Henrike Grubert, founder of artisanal cosmetic brand Pony Hütchen, at her new workshop. Read more

Insider Tips

Embodying the Korean motto passed down by his parents, hard work pays off, lawyer and soon to be first Korean-German notary Dr. Chung-Hun aka Chuna Kim is balancing his bicultural values with the new life outlook he acquired in Berlin. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

On now through Jan 26 at Kulturforum, Micro Era charts the birth and evolution of video art in China. From Zhang Peili's pioneering works to contemporary highlights such as frenetic anime aesthetics and the new art medium of playable videogames. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Known among her golf mates as 'Lady Han', the mother-of-two left Seoul in an ocean of tears in 1970 to work as a nurse in Berlin's understaffed hospitals. Now retired, Han tells us her surprising Berlin life story and why she's here to stay. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Ahead of The Divine Comedy's Admiralspalast concert on Oct 23 for new album "Office Politics", the group's founder, Irish musician Neil Hannon, talks letting his experimental side shine through and why this is his most nostalgic record. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Israeli playwright Sivan Ben Yishai's "Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonstick)" kicks off the Gorki's biennial autumn salon festival on Oct 26-28, our critic takes a closer look at the season's highlights. Catch Herbstsalon Oct 26-Nov 17. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! With her latest play, Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", now showing at the Schaubühne, director Katie Mitchell opens up about staging the feminist classic, being radical and shifting between the UK and Germany. Catch it Oct 25, 26, and 27. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

OUT NOW! Unmissable, Bong Joon-ho’s uncompromising and borderline unclassifiable masterwork became the first Korean film to win Cannes’ Palme d’Or. Read more

Film

Open now through Jan 27 at the Berlinische Galerie, "Original Bauhaus", the Bauhaus Archiv's official centenary exhibition shows why the art and design movement is still relevant today and creatively tells the Bauhaus story through 1000 objects. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

We tested coffee subscription app Urban Coffee Club. Tempted by the thought of unlimited coffee for one flat rate? Well, be prepared for some seriously restrictive caveats. Read more

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