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Archive: May 2013

Discover This: Zwei Mütter

Two women want to have baby. It’s as simple as that. The storyline of Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers) couldn’t be more straightforward – the film starts and ends with Isabella and Katja and their wish to have a child. There are no subplots or larger narrative distractions and hardly any shots without Isabella or Katja in them.
Two women want to have a baby. It’s as complicated as that. Isabella and Katja are a lesbian couple and German law makes it impossible for them to have a sperm donor or raise a child like a straight couple.

Chocolate in Berlin: Bonvodou – closed –

Chocolate oh chocolate, many odes have been sung about the sweet seduction and this is another one about a certain kind of chocolate, produced by a chocolate expert in Berlin. Holger in’t Veld will be known to many who’ve been looking for high quality chocolate in Berlin in the past years. After closing his highly popular chocolate store in 2010, he’s now returned with a brand new chocolate called Bonvodou, that’s just too good to be true.

Art in Berlin: Michel Majerus

First, I have to tell you that you won’t actually be able to visit this location just anytime. I’m still telling you about it, because I want you to know about this place and be aware of how good it is just so next time they open, you’ll be the first to get there. It’s the studio of artist Michel Majerus, who died in 2002 in the Luxembourg plane crash, and left a stunning oeuvre telling a lot of stories about Berlin, the 90ies and even today.

On the Road: Uzbek Food

I returned from Uzbekistan a couple of days before and am still impressed by the mix of influences the country is shaped by. This is reflected in the food, which is in itself a mixture of Arabic, Turkish, Russian and Asian cuisines. The main component is meat, mostly mutton but also beef and goat is served. And then there’s the delicious fresh vegetables and fruits I’ve been already talking about. Take a foodie tour now:

Art in Berlin: Kapoor in Berlin

Many words come to mind when you try to describe the new Anish Kapoor exhibition that opened at Martin-Gropius-Bau last Friday: spectacular, impressive, sensational, amazing, are only a few examples. All of these expressions have a special connotation and a second meaning when you dig a little deeper into their origins. All of these expressions also perfectly describe the experience of being inside this reinvented museum space, but leave you asking whether all of this is might be a little bit too much and a little too, well, spectacular.