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The Definitive Guide to Jazz in Berlin

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There’s no shortage of jazz in Berlin. Here’s our guide to the city’s many jazz clubs. For those who are willing to pocket the pills and put down the gear – at least momentarily – it’s obvious that Berlin is more than just techno, quasi art projects, and war memorials – there’s jazz, too. Following … Read moreThe Definitive Guide to Jazz in Berlin

Melt Your Worries And Your Hunger Pains At Paradiso

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I didn’t expect Paradiso at all. When invitations were extended I thought we’d be visiting just another restaurant, the kind with space for 100 and scores of stressed-out waiters. Instead, we’re brought to the tiny shop front of a building on Oppelner Strasse, a barebones room that at first glance is easy to miss. This … Read moreMelt Your Worries And Your Hunger Pains At Paradiso

Nakhane’s “You Will Not Die” Lends Fashion To Trauma

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As a multidisciplinary artist, it’s hard to peg Nakhane to one artform. We met Nakhane for the first time last year when he and director John Trengrove brought their film The Wound, which Nakhane starred in and which was short-listed for an Oscar nomination, to Berlinale. Since then Nakhane has taken a break from acting … Read moreNakhane’s “You Will Not Die” Lends Fashion To Trauma

13 Night Spots In Prenzlauer Berg That Are Still Alive

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Prenzlauer Berg is dead. Its coup de grâce was the loud and ignoble announcement of Bassy Club’s imminent closure. Bassy Club, a bastion of retro rock ‘n’ roll and a throwback to ’90s Berliner counterculture, is closing this month. Tired and beaten, Bassy follows the likes of White Trash Fast Food and Knaack club, hounded … Read more13 Night Spots In Prenzlauer Berg That Are Still Alive

Subcultours Send You Into Berlin’s Glittering Underbelly

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Ever wanted to meet and work alongside the craftspeople and artists behind Berlin’s subcultures? Well, now you can. It’s no secret that Berlin is a magnet for alternative talent – it’s why you’re here after all – but how much do you really know about the inner workings of our ateliers and music studios? Subcultours … Read moreSubcultours Send You Into Berlin’s Glittering Underbelly

Shortstraw Brings Bikini Weather to Berlin

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After exploding onto the Johannesburg music scene in 2013 with the release of their album Good Morning Sunshine, Shortstraw have been making waves not only in southern Africa, but on shores as far flung as Japan as well as Europe. Not your average happy-clappy indie band, Shortstraw have refined their sound with three studio albums, … Read moreShortstraw Brings Bikini Weather to Berlin

Adam Fletcher On “How To Be German: Part Two”: This Time, Even More German

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Adam Fletcher isn’t German. But his time in Leipzig and Berlin–two cheap cities that allow mad exploration into this loved, but very–erm–“different” culture, perhaps makes him an expert in How To Be German. Which is why he wrote not one, but two books on the topic. And now, with the introduction of How To Be German PART … Read moreAdam Fletcher On “How To Be German: Part Two”: This Time, Even More German

Raven’s Boylesque Is Sexy And Horrific, And Dammit, We Need It

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The Dark Prince of Burlesque, Raven, is the Hyde to normality’s Jekyll; that edgy personality that morphs, horrifically, when the clock-strikes, shelling off convention like snakeskin. A dark, made-of-nightmare personality spikes, slicing that fine line between sexuality and terror—making steady eye contact with this unrivaled concentration, this knowledge that yes: this far outside the box, … Read moreRaven’s Boylesque Is Sexy And Horrific, And Dammit, We Need It

MONTAG MODUS: Challenging Genre and Gender with a “Berlin Dream Project” Performance

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The performance series Montag Modus is a fervid fusion of artistic genres and visionaries, coming together to question the so-called “Berlin Dream” through different aspects of performance. The first fall edition, held on September 14 at the Collegium Humgaricum Berlin, explores themes of Transgression/Creation by challenging Genre and Gender. This month, featured Germany-based artists Isaac … Read moreMONTAG MODUS: Challenging Genre and Gender with a “Berlin Dream Project” Performance

Street Artist ALANIZ Premieres “La Calle Es Un Espejo” at OPEN WALLS Gallery

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Street artist Alaniz swaps his trademark grand murals and roller bombing for “La Calle es un Espejo,” or “The street is a mirror”—a series of rather intimate oil portraits. This event, his first solo forage into the Berlin art scene at OPEN WALLS Gallery, begins September 10. And this transition from grand walls to up-close-and-personal seems … Read moreStreet Artist ALANIZ Premieres “La Calle Es Un Espejo” at OPEN WALLS Gallery