The Cold War on ice

INTERVIEW. Through legendary hockey player Slava Fetisov, Gabe Polsky's documentary "Red Army" examines Russian-American relations. Red Army opens in Berlin cinemas on Jan 29. more »

Jan 29, 2015 11:30 AM Film

The boss of the ghetto steps down

Is (more) change coming to Neukölln? District mayor Heinz Buschkowsky announced on Tuesday that he's ending his 13-year reign as of April. We profiled the controversial politician and author in our June 2013 "Movers and Shapers" issue. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:40 PM People 1 Comments

Playing unhappy families

After winning the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama and creating a huge hype on Broadway and Hollywood, Tracy Letts’ tragic comedy August: Osage County now hits the German stage for the first time as "Eine Familie". See it at Theater am Kurfürstendamm. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:09 PM Stage

The Kurdish resistance

Monday's news that the Kurds had finally driven ISIS out of Kobani was cause for celebration among the 110,000 Kurds who live in Berlin. Here's a look at that community from our December "Islam in Berlin" issue. more »

Jan 27, 2015 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

A few questions for... Craig Leon

INTERVIEW: Though primarily involved in classical composition these days, Craig Leon was there at the start of the Max’s/CBGB’s scene as an A&R man and producer for the Ramones, Blondie and Suicide. He’ll be performing on Thu, Jan 29 at HAU1. more »

Jan 27, 2015 3:45 PM Music & nightlife

Forgiving Hitler

Tomorrow, Jan 27 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Eva Kor, a victim of Josef Mengele's horrific experiments on children, will be there. Her life journey has led her to something unexpected: forgiveness. more »

Jan 26, 2015 11:30 AM People 1 Comments

The return of old ghosts

Galerie Aurel Scheibler decided to invite Galerie Nierendorf, which occupied his gallery’s space from 1933-1938, back into its old home, rehanging works which had most likely hung on those same walls 80 years ago. Catch before it goes on Jan 31. more »

Jan 28, 2015 1:00 PM Art

Lesendro: Adriatic holiday

Fish is always in culinary style. And there's new catch in town. The pleasantly un-trendy Lesendro serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes on Kollwitzplatz, courtesy of Montenegrin chef/owner Vladimir Kosic and his Croatian staff. more »

Jan 22, 2015 12:00 PM Food

Dancing through memories

Exploring the relationship between physical locations and the art of memory, Constanza Macras and Dorky Park’s bizarre dance spectacle The Past proves to be both thought-provoking and absurdly entertaining. It's on at the Schaubühne Jan 29-30. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Get up before the sun does!

Servicing those who want a taste of counterculture on their own terms, Morning Gloryville Berlin is an early morning rave replete with massages instead of molly, and more healthy sins. Bless yourself on Jan 28 at Neue Heimat. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

The new Charlie Hebdo: A look inside

Charlie Hebdo's “survivors“ issue, its first since last week's massacre, hits Berlin kiosks on Sat. Its Muhammad cartoon cover already sparked controversy and boycotts in the Muslim world and in the US and UK – but not in Germany. more »

Jan 15, 2015 4:45 PM Zeitgeist

A silver spoon full of sugar…

Here's another peek into our "Rich in Berlin" issue. Self-described as one of Berlin's one percent, Nathan Duc Köstlin shares his tale of the sweet life. Read that here and find many more fascinating stories in the print edition. more »

Jan 15, 2015 11:30 AM People 1 Comments

Hippy Muslims

In our December Islam issue, we spotlighted Berlin's Sufi community, a peace-loving group of Muslims who are about as far away from current headlines as you can get. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:30 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Two issues free for 10 days!

Get to discover the print version of Exberliner through two of our most popular issues of last year – cover to cover – and totally free: no sign-ups, no strings attached. Enjoy and spread the word – through Jan 24. more »

Jan 13, 2015 3:00 PM Features

Multiple lines: Willis Earl Beal

INTERVIEW. The life of the 31-year-old artist, soul-folk-experimental musician and actor already contains more storylines than most. Check out two manifestations of this with film "Memphis" on Jan 14 (Babylon) and on stage on Jan 16 (Roter Salon). more »

Jan 12, 2015 12:45 PM Music & nightlife

No more junk for lunch

Sure, U-Bahn sandwiches and on-the-go döner might be a quick solution to your at-work “hangriness”, but Eatfirst actually delivers meals of a much healthier variety. For €8, you can order lunch or dinner online and have it brought to your door. more »

Jan 14, 2015 2:15 PM The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

Charlie Hebdo: Satire to die for

In the wake of yesterday's attacks, there’s no better response than to publish Charlie Hebdo's most provocative covers. Here are a few of our favourites – and why we believe in the inalienable right to free press. more »

Jan 8, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

A top 10 records for 2014

The rubble from the battlefield of Berlin's New Year's has been cleared, and we as proceed into 2015, our music editor D. Strauss gives us a rundown of his top 10 records from the demolished year. more »

Jan 9, 2015 1:30 PM Music & nightlife

A different kind of darkroom

Go play in the dark! In "Now I Lay Me Down", director Sabrina Hölzer of the formidable ensemble Kaleidoskop allows us to enter into a very intimate experience with music – in complete blackness. On at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Jan 8-11, 15-18. more »

Jan 7, 2015 3:00 PM , Stage

Our top 14 of 2014

In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more »

Jan 6, 2015 1:00 PM Features

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    OUT NOW! FURY is a mostly well-maintained war epic in the vein we've come to expect for WWII portrayals. more »

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    OUT NOW! NATIONAL GALLERY is a tour of London's own and is a meditative and informative assemblage of stories told about and by artworks. more »


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