Russell Birdwell

Past those giant golden Foo Lions on the sidewalk of Schönhauser Allee, you never know what kind of night you’re in for. Read more


Ishin’s Mitte location is, appropriately, a nerve-centre of activity (its name means "from the heart"). Read more

London transplant Sharmaine Reid recently launched Dialogue Berlin, an English bookstore tucked away at the back of a tea shop. Read more

Peter Jackson plows through some heavy material with this adaptation of Alice Sebold’s bestseller. Read more


On December 30, the Chippendales – those perfectly muscled entertainers with the g-strings, gyrating hips and winning smiles – began an almost two-week-long stint at Huxleys Neue Welt. We sat down with frost-haired Billy Jeffrey, a reality TV star and Chippendales dancer of seven years. Read more

Theatre & Dance


Photo courtesy of Henry Rollins

From his early days as the muscled, masochistic frontman of Black Flag to his acting, writing, spoken-word, Vanity Fair blog and Independent Film Channel hosting duties, Henry Rollins has always been, as they say, opinionated. Read more

Concerts & Parties


Photo by Sebastian Lang

Growing up with an old, broken piano in the provinces near Hamburg, Stephan played what he called “ghost music”: he wrang whatever sounds he could from his dilapidated instrument. Read more


Dining at Makoto can be an unexpectedly communal experience: most of the clientele sit along benches at three large tables, although some smaller tables and bar stools at the front make a gesture towards the more socially-reticent. Read more

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