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EXBERLINER Issue 123, January 2014

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Inside this month's issue: An exclusive chat with the original girl from Bahnhof Zoo, the truth about start-up sexism and Hartz-IV homelessness, a rundown of local spirits, a visit to Europe's biggest animal shelter... and much, much more!

CHRISTIANE'S SECOND LIFE Thirty-five years after Bahnhof Zoo, Christiane F. returns with a new memoir. She gave us an intimate look at her past and present, from Bowie to Kotti.

IS YOUR START-UP SEXIST? Berlin's 'progressive' tech scene has more than a few misogynist skeletons in its closet. What's a geekette to do?

BETTING ON BITS Bitcoin's value skyrocketed in 2013. Should you buy in? A Berlin perspective on the global cryptocurrency craze.

MINIMUM WAGE German law will soon require employers to pay at least € 8.50 an hour. Good news? For Berliners, not necessarily.

FINDING A HOME IN BERLIN Affordable flats are disappearing, and nobody's feeling the pinch more than Hartz-IV recipients.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE MAOISTS GONE? A look at Berlin's communist cults, 40 years later.

GUTWARMERS Kräuterlikör, hazelnut schnapps or whisky? Pick your locally produced poison.

AN AFTERNOON AT THE ANIMAL PARK Find yourself a furry friend or just gawk at all the kitties at the Berlin Tierheim.

“YOUR BRAIN IS IN YOUR BUTT!” It's 2014 – time to get in shape! A look at your options.

BEST OF BERLIN Estonian spiked coffee, paper watches, organic tea and vintage cookbooks.

BERLIN BITES Vegan with a view at Mio Matta, Korean burritos at Mercosy and burgers vs. Wurst at Sauerkraut.

Also in this issue:

STEFAN RUZOWITZKY The Oscar-winning director (The Counterfeiters) returns with new Holocaust docudrama Das Radikal Böse.

STEPHEN MALKMUS The Pavement frontman left Berlin for Portland, but he's still got Sehnsucht for Thai Park, Charlottenburg and vodka-bearing Ukranian record shoppers. He temporarily returns on Monday, Jan 27 at Postbahnhof.

BARBARA KLEMM Through March 9, a complete retrospective of the legendary photojournalist's work is on display at Martin-Gropius-Bau. She tells us about her philosophy as a photographer and the story behind the shot that made her famous.

Plus all the latest in film, music, art, stage, events, fashion and much more!