NAKED BOYS READING IN BERLIN

If Grateful Grapefruit was an event it would be Naked Boys Reading. It is an event series of readings organised for gentlemen who like cocks and culture. Combining intellect and instinct, this literary salon features in-the-buff readings by “local beefcakes, bears, twinks, otters, butch femmes, sissy sluts, boys next door with an exhibitionist streak and lovers of naturism with a well-endowed library”. This

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COLOR BLOCKING: RED HOT 100 in BERLIN

Gingers are a rare species. Their possession of a soul is a topic of debate. Their predictability is barely above zero. They’ve been chased and killed in the dystopian Our Day Will Come by Romain Gavras – excerpts of which M.I.A. used for her Born Free video. I bet there is already a major in Ginger Studies at NYU considering the

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Tuff Boy Fun by Donovan Vriens-McGrath

He is one of the most warm hearted people I’ve ever met. His work strikes with passion and raw honesty. Donovan was born in Texas  to a military family that originated from Boston. The early years of his life he moved around the US every few years as military families do. Settling back in Texas as a teenager Mr. Vriens-McGrath

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Karsten Wegener: Sausage Fest

Overly doctored photography is not really my thing. However Karsten Wegener’s project that I freely chose to call Sausage Fest (and he prefers to name Sausage in Art) is quite amusing. He finds inspiration in smoked and cured deli meats to recreate classic works of art The series is created in collaboration with designer Silke Baltruschat, and food stylist Raik Holst. Check

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Power Putin: From Russia With Love

Behind every great man there is another great man. And you thought that he doesn’t have a soft side, a gentle touch and a certain tenderness to him? Horse whisperer, Brokeback mountain climber and a sweaty wrestler – all faces of Vladimir we haven’t seen before and would love to get to know more intimately. Maybe that explains a lot

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Rica

  Rica is not your typical Berlin expat. It goes without saying he chose Berlin because of its free spirit and limitless possibilities. Besides taking in all the delights the city has to offer, he makes sure the young talent doesn’t get lost and unnoticed – Rica Amaral is one of the creative partners at Artconnect Berlin – a creative hub

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Reece Terris

Reece is a witty nerd with amazing sense of humor. If you don’t believe me, take a look at his work. Reece Terris is a Vancouver based artist whose work alters the expected experiential qualities of a place or object through an amplification or shift in the primary function of an original design. Past projects include a six-storey apartment building temporarily

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COSMARXPOLITAN

If more than 12 hours of your daily life take place online, then you definitely have heard about this, so you can carry on. For the rest of you people with better things to do than browsing genitalia on Tumblr, here comes COSMARXPOLITAN – Fun Fearless Freedom From The Oppression of Capitalism – the perfect magazine for all communist chicks

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Heinz Spoerli And The Zurich Ballet By Walter Pfeiffer

Oliver Demont and I met shortly at a bar called WOOF – a bear den located in the Schöneberg area of Berlin. Oliver looks more like a chaser than a bear, but that’s not what this story is about. Oliver is a brilliant journalist and writer – but that’s not the point either. First time I visited Mr. Demont’s website 

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Facilitated Mess by Matthias Vriens-McGrath

Facilitated Mess was originally posted in the current issue of ZOO magazine. However, because you’re truly special and surprisingly fruity, you get 5 exclusive unpublished images by the powerhouse talent Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

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The New Berlin Papers: Moritz Hoffmann

Back in June, when the weather was almost as shitty as it is now, and the hope for warmer days and sun sounded more real than deluded, I felt thankful for a mixup in the Berlin art scene. The twist came from two painters, who happened to be friends and wanted to take on Berlin with their art without sounding

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Spencer Chalk-Levy

I met Spencer this summer. He invited me over to his apartment, showed me his paintings and talked about cats and boys. I can’t remember meeting anyone so open-hearted and sincere recently. Especially someone from the art scene, an artist. I hope Spencer remains that way even when he becomes the super selling mega art star he deserves to be.

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