Deichkind: Children of the dams

"Leider geil", "Remmidemmi", "Bück dich hoch"... and now "Like mich am Arsch", Deichkind have been shaping the German vernacular since forming in 1997. They bring their new #1 record, "Niveau Weshalb Warum", to Max-Schmeling-Halle Apr 28. more »

Apr 21, 2015 11:00 AM , Music & nightlife

Sex, drugs and iambic pentameter

Stefan Pucher's take on a Shakespeare classic makes the already surreal Twelfth Night even more absurd, with a modern vibe featuring video projections and strange machinery. See it this Sun, Apr 26 at the Deutsches Theater. more »

Apr 24, 2015 12:30 PM Stage

April takes a bow

Tired of the cutesy flowers and bright prints that dominate spring styles? So is our fashion editor. Skip the twee patterns this April and try something new. more »

Apr 24, 2015 12:45 PM Culture

Grape expectations

Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of obscure varietals or find the perfect complement to your dinner, here are three places where what’s in your glass is just as important as what’s on your plate. more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 PM , , Food

Ask Hans-Torsten: Helping out refugees

In February, Hans-Torsten Richter advised a woman who was looking to volunteer after the holidays. In light of the tragedies in the Mediterranean, this advice may apply to those who wish to do something to ease the hardship refugees face in Berlin. more »

Apr 21, 2015 1:30 PM Features

The search for a non-white German identity

District Berlin's latest exhibition features work from nine different artists, including Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo, whose documentary film Past Present Tense looks at race in Germany from the GDR to now. See it starting Fri, Apr 24 at Malzfabrik. more »

Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM Film

Manning up

What does it mean to be a trans*man? What does it take to be a man at all? Jayrôme, Finn and Skyler share their perspectives on masculinity. On Thu, Apr 23 Jayrôme will shed light on more of his experiences in a reading at Buchkönigen. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM People

EXBlicks: City of Lost Souls

Queens, screams and campy music! EXBlicks presents Rosa von Praunheim’s 1983 classic City Of Lost Souls. Join us for a screening of the film with English subs and an appearance by Von Praunheim himself on Apr 28, 8:30pm at Lichtblick Kino. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 PM Film

At sea on O-platz

With temperatures dropping and a new winter residence found in Friedrichshain, the status of the Oranienplatz protest camp in Kreuzberg remains uncertain. We asked one Lampedusa refugee living at the camp to tell us his story. more »

Nov 13, 2013 10:45 AM People

Disrupting drones

INTERVIEW. Technological marvels turned spy and killing machines, they've become America's counter-terrorism weapon of choice. Disruption Network Lab hosts a two-day conference this weekend investigating the controversial use of drones. more »

Apr 16, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

SS leader Heinrich Himmler (centre) looks over the shoulder of SA leader Ernst Röhm (right), August 1933.

Nazi connections

Something from our queer issue! From Hitler’s first right-hand man to homophobic smear campaigns by the left, homosexuality and fascism have had a long, twisted relationship. What’s behind it? more »

Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM Features

The Store Kitchen: Concept lunch

Found on the ground floor of Torstraße’s exclusive Soho House since February, it’s hard to take The Kitchen very seriously. But then again it's hard to argue with their delicious salads and delectable soups. Finally Berlin gets lunch right. more »

Apr 15, 2015 1:00 PM Food

F.I.N.D.ing the story of the 20th century

INTERVIEW. The Festival for International New Drama is back Apr 17-26! Inspired by European jihadists, Swiss director Milo Rau's close-up, emotional new piece The Civil Wars opens Schaubühne's F.I.N.D. Festival on Fri Apr 17. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:45 PM Stage

“You can judge a bird from its feathers”

INTERVIEW. Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté shows a different side of his textile-based art at Blain Southern, working in a liminal space between African traditions and Western academicism. See his show before it closes Sat Apr 18. more »

Apr 13, 2015 11:30 AM Art

The peoples' paddles

Summer's coming and its time to get those paddles out. Our reporter faces off against casual park players and national ping pong champions alike in an attempt to unlock the secrets of Berlin’s obsession with Tischtennis. more »

Apr 10, 2015 12:40 PM Zeitgeist

BSH: Kissing controversy

What's hip hop without a little homophobia? Rap has long provided a mouthpiece for society's general anti-gay prejudices. But today German hip hop and gay culture might have more similarities than either one is willing to admit. more »

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Achtung (no longer a) baby!

Celebrating its 11th birthday, this year's Achtung Film Festival features 80 films ranging from docs to dramas. Christian Moris Müller's Lichtgestalten opens. Catch it next week from Apr 15 to 22 at Babylon, Kino International and other cinemas. more »

Apr 8, 2015 1:00 PM Film

Fit for summer: Five places for wellness and exercise

Get your body and brain ready for the warm months – brought to you by Somuchmore. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:15 PM Sponsored

Witchy woman: Megan James

INTERVIEW. Canada's dreamy future pop darlings Purity Ring rose from internet fame to being signed by 4AD in a matter of months. The duo touches down in Berlin on Mon, Apr 13 for a show at Postbahnhof. more »

Apr 8, 2015 11:45 AM Music & nightlife

Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

Changing ideology, changing architecture

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

New Neukölln screens

Everyone's favourite hipster neighbourhood is becoming a cinephile destination as well, with two DIY cinemas popping up in recent months: the Italian-flavoured Il Kino and the wild, just-now-crowdfunded Wolf. more »

Apr 7, 2015 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Exberliner Podcast: Wim Wenders and success

PODCAST AND INTERVIEW. Wim Wenders has seen no shortage of triumphs in the past few years, with his work featured at the MoMA and nominated for an Oscar. His latest film, Every Thing Will Be Fine, hits Berlin cinemas Apr 2. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:15 PM Film

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