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EXBERLINER Issue 124, February 2014

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Inside this month's issue: Sex for sale in Berlin... Insiders weigh in on the legal prostitution debate, southern European prostitutes working in Germany and a visit to a mega-brothel. Plus, an interview with Dena of “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” fame, our Berlinale preview, the upside of gentrification and much, much more!

THE BIG BERLIN BORDELLO Twelve years after legalisation, has Germany become “Europe's whorehouse”? We talk to insiders on both sides of the prostitution debate, including a co-initiator of Emma magazine's infamous anti-prostitution campaign.

BEHIND BROTHEL DOORS A down-and-dirty look inside Artemis, Berlin's multi-million-euro prostitution complex.

WHO'S THAT GIRL? An exclusive chat with Dena, Kreuzberg's Bulgarian pop princess.

LEARNING TO LOVE THE G-WORD Is gentrification really such a bad thing?

SMELL OF BERLIN Just in time for V-Day, four perfumes inspired by the Hauptstadt.

BERLINALE 2014 Our top picks for flicks and in-the-know tricks.

BEST OF BERLIN A doggie deli, a bowling date in Wedding, a new Mitte watering hole and an illustration guide with a bird on it.

BERLIN BITES Fabulous French simplicity at La Pistou, pizza-in-a-cone in Kreuzberg and street sandwiches at Muse

Also in this issue:

ROGER MICHELL The British rom-com director (Notting Hill) on his new meditation on mature love, Le Week-End.

BILL CALLAHAN The ex-Smogger talks nature, dreams and Dream River in advance of his gig at Heimathafen Neukölln on Sat, Feb 15.

STAY OR GO? This month's your chance to catch two different plays on Berlin stages that deal with different aspects of a topic near and dear to expat hearts: identity.

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