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Finding Torino

04.03.2015
To make it clear right away: I love Italy. In a really Ger­man way. Ger­mans are real romantics with this one. They have expressed a deep desire for the Italian land­scape and its cul­tural achieve­ments; most sig­ni­fic­antly found in the writ­ings of Goethe. Even though the post­mod­ern ver­sion of Italy is very dif­fer­ent from its aspir­ing Read more…

10 things to do in Winter in Berlin

09.12.2014 · 5 comments

There is at least one great thing about winter in Ber­lin: I stop being the only one without a taste in fash­ion. Since every­body is wrapped in lay­ers and lay­ers of func­tional cloth­ing (which is incid­ent­ally only sold in bright neon col­ors) and hik­ing boots, I can finally pre­tend to have the same level of style aware­ness as

ARIRANG TWO

25.02.2015 · 2 comments

A couple of months ago a Korean food res­taur­ant opened up on Reichen­ber­ger Straße next to where I live. It looks like it’s been there since the 70’s or some­thing, a shabby, worn-out, com­pletely undec­or­ated place that smells and looks grimey as fuck. I don’t know how it can be legal (or some­how even pos­sible) to estab­lish a res­taur­ant like
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Oman — Detox For The Mind

24.02.2015 · No comments

Although Ber­lin hasn’t been crippled by winter as much this sea­son, every year we long for another escape into the sun. And every year — some­times more than once — this ques­tion pops up: where to go? The Carib­bean are too expens­ive (and frankly, a little tacky, although I cer­tainly wouldn’t mind the cash to up and leave) and everything even
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short notice: Geschichten über Zeit

19.02.2015

My friend Ari is a great per­son. She always texts me to get a drink and I always fall asleep before I can get back to her. Ari is crazy in a good and aca­demic way. Her art hap­pens in her mind first, and when she feels she can share with you the pro­cesses and thoughts that spark her cre­ativ­ity,
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Neukölln’s World of Vintage

18.02.2015

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t really like shop­ping. No wait, let me cor­rect myself: I don’t like shop­ping in the real, non-online world. As a true mater­i­al­ist, I of course like hav­ing stuff, but the down­sides of phys­ic­ally buy­ing it are just fear indu­cing. Spend­ing hours run­ning through the city or — God help me — a shop­ping cen­ter,
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Crackers Bar & Restaurant

05.02.2015

Some res­taur­ants that freshly open their doors in Ber­lin come with an extra spe­cial serving of hype. With some, it is jus­ti­fied, and with oth­ers.. not so much. In the case of Crack­ers, we were overly excited to see what the former (and legendary) club Cook­ies had turned into after we said good­bye at the

5 Things To Do On A Stopover In Dubai

03.02.2015 · 2 comments

In the Find­ing Dubai edit­or­ial, I made pretty clear that Dubai might not be for every­one, but is cer­tainly worth a stop­over of about 48 hours if you’re at it. Now, there are many reas­ons to go to Dubai: the sheer sight of such a mod­ern city will make you ques­tion the era in which we’re liv­ing. But
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Finding Dubai: Sci-Fi City

03.02.2015 · 2 comments

Every­one has heard and seen Dubai in count­less of doc­u­ment­ar­ies and movies about the urban future. Indeed, many people have already vis­ited Dubai by acci­dent already: the city is prac­tic­ally right in the cen­ter of the world, mak­ing it a travel hub from West to East and vice versa. Not just geo­graph­ic­ally, though: it is also,
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Delivery Food in Kreuzkölln

02.02.2015 · 3 comments

My favor­ite activ­ity in the world, next to actu­ally eat­ing food, is order­ing food. Especially in this muddy piss weather, there’s lit­er­ally noth­ing bet­ter than ignor­ing the world out­side and have someone take care of your diet­ary needs while you’re binge watch­ing ALL the US TV shows that you missed when you were never home in the sum­mer
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short notice: Milena Auilar at Museum Neukölln

28.01.2015

Most people are sur­prised to hear that Neuk­ölln has its very own museum. Even more if they real­ize that it is not the kind of cheesy “Heimat­mu­seum” they expect. Actu­ally Museum Neuk­ölln has a young team with an fresh approach. They cur­ate very dif­fer­ent works which circle around the many nuances of Ber­lins notori­ous neigh­bor­hood. This

IN A HURRY (Zeiten Der Eile)

27.01.2015

Quite a while ago I shot a series try­ing to widen the range of my pho­to­graphic techniques. As often, this idea came by acci­dent when I real­ized that with an old fash­ioned Sony Walk­man mobile phone it is hardly pos­sible to pro­duce what you would reg­u­larly call a “good photograph”. Using the tech­nical weak­nesses of this trashy gear led me to
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CTM x Transmediale 2015: Event Recommendations

21.01.2015 · One comment

A new year, a new num­ber, an old routine. 2015 just kicked off and we are already facing dozens of events that will accel­er­ate the rhythm of the city back to its reg­u­lar hec­tic pace. CTM x Trans­me­diale seem to be the most inter­est­ing of these fest­iv­it­ies yearn­ing for atten­tion. Since 1999, CTM and trans­me­diale have been tak­ing place in
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short notice: 40 DAYS OF EATING II

14.01.2015

(Scroll down for Eng­lish text) Stellt euch diese Kom­bin­a­tion vor: Ber­lin, Girls, Essen, Kam­eras, Enter­tain­ment & Sex-Appeal und dann alles noch noch mal dop­pelt. Hört sich zu gut an, um wahr zu sein? Auf MitVergnü­gen kann man sich das alles ganz gut zu Gemüte führen, und zwar in der zweiten Runde von “40 DAYS OF EATING”. Ber­lins

11 Favorite Places in Gräfekiez

12.01.2015 · 2 comments

Ah, the Gräfekiez. Our little Pren­zlauer Berg enclave bey­ond the Landwehrkanal, right amidst the leftovers of the so-called “Ber­lin Ghetto” at the cross between Kreuzberg and Neuk­ölln. Gräfekiez: the only area of Ber­lin NOT in the far away West that my vis­it­ing par­ents feel com­fort­able hanging around in. And on my spießig side, I also very