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Archive: February 2013

Shop in Berlin: Bücherhalle

It is a rare thing to come upon a second-hand bookstore that’s bright and airy rather than shadowy and stuffy. Not that I mind the darker, more labyrinthine Antiquariate, don’t get me wrong; in a world of dwindling bookstores I’m happy to browse any shop for literary, or just beautifully bound, old treasures.

Hair in Berlin: Hoshi Coupe

I’ve been going to Hoshi for over eight years now; first in New York, then, once I finally moved here, I was ecstatic to find the same standard of excellence applied at their location on Garnisonkirchplatz, just on the other side of the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station.

Berlinale: Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig

Finally, a taste of that elusive Berlinale glamour in the form of director Noah Baumbach and his co-writer, star, and reported girlfriend Greta Gerwig after a screening of their wonderful new film Frances Ha. Try to catch a showing if you still can, there’s only three days left of the fest!

Cinema in Berlin: Arsenal

For many of us there are just a few precious pinpoints of light in the otherwise endlessly dreary Berlin winters. For some those lighter spots come in the form of vacations somewhere sunny and far away, for the rest of us there’s the Berlinale. What better occasion to finally pay tribute to Arsenal, one of the finest cinemas in the city and the headquarters of Berlinale’s Forum program for more experimental films.