Corona Pandemic: the UK Govt’s response
corona pandemic handling

Throughout the Corona pandemic, the UK government have perpetuated a state of fear and confusion among the populous so strong that many more people are starting to question their motives, as well as their capabilities. It’s worrying and laughable in almost equal measures. The actions taken by those in power seem regularly to contravene the […]

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Working from home during the pandemic
Working from home during the pandemic

Dreams come true, and thoughts materialise. Many times I imagined myself working from home happily, and here we go.  The self-isolation mode started almost exactly when I got my new job after five endless months of search. So, when I began working again, everything was new to me – the company, the industry, and the […]

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Lockdown – just get through it?
Musical productivity during lockdown

I interview Poppy Roberts, producer, vocalist and DJ on her thoughts on creativity and productivity during lockdown. As the Conservative-dubbed lockdown rules to ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ were clamped down on the UK, Covid-19 officially rid us of our daily routines, jobs and any chances of socialising for what was the foreseeable future. It was […]

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Working on the Front Line during the pandemic
Lauren's corona magazine article

Is this a temporary change or a permanent shift in the way we work? In early February I got a mini-job offer working in an organic supermarket in Berlin. My landlord, who owned the shop, reached out to me and asked if I was available to work for a two-week period as a cashier. It […]

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Dating during Corona
Dating during coronavirus

“What is being built is architecture of oppression” [regarding tracking phones]. A global sabbatical – a stressed system, where the leadership is clearly out of its league. – Edward Snowden How incredible is this feeling, of waking up every morning, at first with the feeling of slight panic and anxiety, to then experience the realisation […]

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Artists in solidarity
coronavirus fundraiser

We would like to raise awareness of a new coronavirus fundraising campaign launched by one of our partners, street artist Ale Senso. Ale lives in Berlin, but is originally from Bergamo, once the epicentre of the Covid-19 crisis, and still one of the worst hit areas. To help provide crucial funding for the overstretched hospitals […]

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Chantal’s House of Shame
Chantal's house of shame Berlin

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Chantal. It’s party time!” That iconic phrase, followed by Berlin nightlife queen Chantal’s voice laid over a sexy, slinky techno beat is the theme song for a very special party. Chantal’s House of Shame has now been running for more than 20 years – no small feat given how most […]

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Stand-up comedy Berlin
Berlin's stand up comedy scene

This is a guide to stand-up comedy in Berlin, but first some background… Where does stand-up come from? For decades stand-up comedy has been one of the most popular entertainments in the world. It has roots in such traditional 19th-century genres as music hall and variety show. Wikipedia says stand-up is the “freest form of […]

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