Joseph Pelan

Awesome Tapes from Africa, aka Brian Shimkovitz. Famed for filling a niche posting rare, modern African cassettes on his blog, he’ll be curating a night at this year’s Worldtronics on December 2. Read more

Concerts & Parties

An exhibition in Martin-Gropius-Bau goes some way toward penetrating the myth of the man who helped design Beijing’s National Stadium and publicly criticised China’s ruling Communist party in the same breath. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Since its inception in April of this year, Salon – Zur wilden Renate’s mysterious indoor labyrinth has become the stuff of Berlin myth, best described as a journey “from ass to soul”. Read more

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, Zeitgeist

Interview: director Peter Sellars. His new production, Desdemona, was written by author Toni Morrison and receives its German premiere at spielzeit'europa on Nov 10. Read more

Theatre & Dance

OUT NOW! REAL STEEL is proof why Iron Man and Rocky should never be mashed together into a movie. Read more


Call it a social experiment in reciprocated altruism. The Givebox project reheats an old squatter idea: generous spirits can leave their belongings for others to collect and re-use. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Interview: Jasmina Maschina, one-half of Australian electronic duo Minit. Having forged a prolific playlist of meditative re-wired records, her album Alphabet Dream Noise (Staubgold) premieres in Berlin at .HBC. Read more

Concerts & Parties

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