Rene Blixer

INTERVIEW! With a freshly released EP, Magic Island is floating between DIY dreamworld and pop perdition. You can hear "Warm Heaven" at Pop-Kultur (Aug 21-23) at Kulturbrauerei in a state-commissioned performance installation. Read more

Concerts & Parties

As Berliners still await the great white “Unity Seesaw”, it’s time to rediscover public artworks that celebrate German reunification. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

For those street-savvy perusers looking for a good find – in June another flea market hit Neukölln! Unlike its overcrowded competitors, NK Flohmarkt at Kranoldplatz gives you enough room to browse at leisure every other Sunday this summer. Read more

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Since plastic straws are on their way out, three Berlin start-ups have got you covered with eco-friendly alternatives for your sustainable sucking. Read more

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Berlin journalist and author Florian Werner dedicated a whole book to the cultural history of faeces. We sat down to discuss his exploration of the “dark matter”. Read more

, History

With the city’s canine population on the rise, what is being done to dispose of
 the tons of turds they are leaving behind? Not enough according to anti-dog-poop activists. Read more

, Zeitgeist

Sometimes life is shit. Why not admit it and, in the process, beautify your surroundings with a tongue-in-cheek sticker of a turd? Read more

Insider Tips

You might not think twice as you flush it down the loo, but there are entire professions dealing with your poo. We profiled three Berliners for our shit issue. Here's one of them. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Interactive historical tours of Berlin are all the rage right now. From the grim reality of Stasi oppression to the sound of cicadas in Pergamon , technology is overlaying the past with the present. Read more

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Ever seen those little huts on rafts cruising around the Berlin waters? Two of them are actually floating saunas. One is on the Spree, but more recently, you can sweat it out on the Havel as well. Saunafloss was launched in September. Read more

Insider Tips

Berlin's air stinks: Contrary to popular belief, it's one of the most polluted among EU capitals. As the city government is unveiling a new plan of action, we look into what’s been done to tackle the actual problem: cars! Read more

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Looking to spice up your sex life? The Prude & Pervert card game is here to indulge your fantasies – all without having to do the deed (if you don't want to). Read more


Six women share their take on Luxemburg and why they think the revolutionary icon is still relevant to their lives and fights of today. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

During her Berlin years, Luxemburg developed a passion for collecting plants. She meticulously catalogued her finds in 18 notebooks in the last six years of her life – up until the October Revolution put an abrupt end to her unexpected hobby. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Barbara Sukowa’s Luxemburg in Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic has become as iconic as the revolutionary herself. Why didn’t the GDR make its own film about the Red Rosa? On Jan 7, Arsenal screens the GDR's few cinematic portrayals of her. Read more

, Culture

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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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

, Interviews & Portraits

Curator Janina Nentwig on showcasing the fearlessly radical art of the November Group 100 years down the road. Read more

, Art & Exhibitions

Kiez personality portrait: Trost on why the galleries of Kreuzberg can’t hold a candle to her favourite district. Read more

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Sunday cyclists seeking a set of wheels are spoilt for choice but not all bike-sharing schemes are made equal. We gave them a spin. Read more

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