issue 189

It's your last chance to see Canadian artist and anthropologist Kapwani Kiwanga’s "Under the Cover of Darkness" at Galerie Tanja Wagner through Jan 25, an agile mix of abstraction and collage that sheds light on persisting patterns of oppression. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Hellas Filmbox, kicking off Jan 15 through Jan 19 at Babylon, is a solid showcase of the best of current Greek cinema. This year's line-up brings a political message, great features and a terrific shorts programme. Our critic shares his top picks. Read more


REVIEW! Komische Oper's "La Traviata" playing Jan 10 and 17 with English surtitles is a daring deconstruction of the original melodrama that questions its source material, restoring a radical and interrogative aspect of Verdi's opera. Read more

Theatre & Dance

It's your last chance to see GDR photographer retrospective "Helga Paris, Fotografin" at Akademie der Künste through Jan 12. Plus three more must-see provocative GDR photography exhibitions on now! Read more

Art & Exhibitions

HOROSCOPE! Our resident astrologer Randon Rosenbohm on what's up in Berlin's January skies. From breaking out of old mindsets to navigating professional crises, finding your most authentic self and BDSM, find out what the month holds for you! Read more


With sci-fact pioneering performance collective Rimini Protokoll celebrating its 20th birthday, our stage critic takes a look at three of their shows on this month, including "Feast of Food" as part of "Situation Rooms" at HAU2 through Jan 11. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Our critic's top picks of the month! Escape the January blues by exiting your comfort zone: from jazz to alt-rock and experimental, here are four kiez-spaces to check out this month. Read more

Concerts & Parties

It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more


The 11th edition of Unknown Pleasures Film Festival kicks off on Jan 1 through Jan 16 at Arsenal and Wolf Kino. The shrewdly curated US indie showcase is packed full of under-the-radar gems and critical darlings. Don't miss our critic's top picks! Read more


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