ISSUE 1316

Time to call The Boss: How Bruce Springsteen tore down the Berlin Wall

It’s been 30 years since Springsteen played East Berlin. More than two per cent of all GDR adults were there, and just a year later the Berlin Wall came down. With Europe on the brink of political turmoil once again, we visit the site of the historic show to relive the glory days of a cultural hero.

Also in this weeks magazine…

  • How Mamma Mia made the world smile. As it returns for part two, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, we look back at the political, economical and cultural changes since the last time we were truly happy…
  • Thomas the Tank Engine is back with a whole new look, and there’s absolutely no strikes, signalling faults or overcrowded coaches to be seen
  • Legal eagle Geoffrey Robertson QC talks growing up with the dream of playing tennis in Australia and the rise of ‘remarkable’ Amal Alamuddin (Clooney)