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Hyppytyynytyydytys

Happiness is a nice thing. The only catch: There is no happiness without misfortune. Or to put it another way: The safest formula for unhappiness is to think about happiness (and yourself) all the time. Nevertheless, we once dared to do so and met happiness experts like Hollywood star Brad Pitt and …

La pensée sauvage

If our lives go according to plan, we'll be happy. Didn't I? Well, yeah. When everything is predictable, there is no room for spontaneity. Which brings us to Claude Lévi-Strauss and his work »La pensée sauvage« (»Wild Thinking«). In it, the French ethnologist compares the rational engineer with the …

Sticking to It

Sticking to it? Sure, we know what that means. But we wanted to delve deeper, to penetrate to the core of stick-to-it-ive-ness as a philosophy – even as a way of life. That might even entice us to examine our own paradigms and behaviors and to discover the joy of experimentation. We asked some dyed-…

Diese 3 Sekunden

The now is in a hurry. What we feel as the present does not remain with us even for the duration of one breath. All the more consciously one should experience it. For example in conversations with Clint Eastwood, “Switch reloaded” star Martina Hill, Noel Gallagher or Prince Pi. Very much in the pres…

Save the Cat

What makes a good story? A likable main character. Says US film producer Blake Snyder. And this likability is best created through deeds rather than words. For example, by having the hero save a cat. We take that as inspiration for the everyday life of the male species and meet Hugh Jackman in a Fer…

So, it’s all good. Finally!

Man is not perfect. But it is just this fact that makes things really interesting. Because it is his imperfection that sends man, curiously and creatively, searching for something new. That sounded just like something we would like to do, so we went and took a closer look at the cult of compulsory h…

Grace under Pressure

What is courage? Let’s ask Ernest Hemingway: “Courage is grace under pressure.” Sounds good. We would like to add that courage is somehow always an attribute for men. Robert Redford, for example. Or Porsche factory driver Mark Webber. And certainly, photographer Alberto Venzago, who spent five years…

Outside the Box!

Out of the comfort zone, into the unknown. Think outside the box and leave the beaten path. And where in the world can you do that best? We think New York is the best place for it. Frank Sinatra sings about it, and Matthew Shultz from Cage the Elephant thinks so too. And everyone else who thinks the…

Always on the Move

The revolution will not be televised, the revolution is here! And we’re in the middle of it. Always on the move, never resting. Seen thusly, we dedicate this issue to those who are always changing, but somehow manage to always stay authentic. Like the author Wladimir Kaminer, the skateboard artist K…

Cool as a Cucumber

Cool guys are simply undeniably interesting. Of course, never passionless or unemotionally matter-of-fact, but level-headed and well-considered, spiced with a pinch of humor. Because only those who can laugh with self-irony about themselves and their mistakes are really cool. “Cool as a cucumber,” a…

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

All right – no problem. Welcome to the chillout zone. Take a seat and relax. With this attitude, everything will be a bit easier. Even Hollywood is much more relaxed than generally known. At least that’s what actors Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Affleck say in an interview. Also in this issue: James Hol…

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Farewells, sacrifice and new beginnings – such profound themes can also be found in the works of science-fiction author Douglas Adams. Somewhere between paranoid androids, poetry-writing aliens and a restaurant at the end of the universe. And in this issue, alongside galactic interviews with actor C…

Smooth Operators

Granted, our title could be a bit misleading. After all, it might just conjure up images of small-time crooks in fancy suits. Sade be thanks. But that wasn’t what we had in mind, of course. The guys we want to dedicate this issue to are “smooth” – in the best sense of “smart”: confident, casual and …

Dusk till Dawn

All cats are gray at night. Or not? We think things can get really exciting at night when the sun disappears behind the horizon for the viewer. Because our nights can also be bright and dazzling at times, full of colors and neon lights. In this issue, we talk to actors Owen Wilson, Chris Hemsworth a…

Bad Boys

Why do the bad guys always end up with the prettiest girls? We honestly don’t know either. Maybe it’s this unique mix of outrageously self-confident stubbornness, a strong, masculine personality, and the consistent pursuit of one’s own path that makes them so irresistible. The bad boys in this issue…

Come as You Are

The grunge connoisseurs among you will probably have already noticed: only Kurt Cobain, the charismatic lead singer of Nirvana, could be so philosophical. But how are we really? Do we always come as we are – or are we actually someone else? It’s really quite complicated. Only one thing is clear: ram…