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Unusual places to watch the last Euro cup matches

You are a football fan that is not 1) a drunken anti social beer monster 2) armed with a pocket of homemade fireworks or 3) resisting the urge to bellow at the TV screen or fight with fans of...

Body Painting: Epidermis In Extremis

It’s no secret why the  revellers at big, messy, drink-fuelled street festivals like Love Parade and Mardi Gras prefer to paint their faces and bodies.  What better way to dodge the consequences of their actions?   Those morning-after flashbacks that leave one thinking, “That wasn’t me, was...

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...

A Tale Of 3 Unique Street Artists

Berlin´s street art scene can never be accused of being stagnant, inactive, lazy or boring. The sheer volume of local artists and international visitors ensures that the scene moves and develops at a frantic pace. But like most creative disciplines, it goes...

Friends With Benefits

The Köpi are reopening their techno cellar tomorrow for a night of swanky, gritty, noisy, ghetto elektro-punk.  As far a we can tell tomorrow’s Soliparty (benefit party) at the Köpi is a benefit for, well, benefit parties.  It seems that the antifascist, subcultural, non-commercial...