For latin lovers

Kino Babylon will host the Latin American Film Festival (Lakino) with its critically acclaimed films capturing everything from a war through a young girl's eyes to family strife. Catch these six days of cinema between October 13 and 18. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Film

Romano: Berlin braids

INTERIEW. That weird guy who's topping all your German friends' Youtube playlists? That's Roman Geike aka Romano. He and his braids have finally broken through with record "Jenseits von Köpenick". Let him klap your Po on Oct 11 at SO36. more »

Oct 6, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Of hope and hummus

Via Willkommenskultur or despite it, five Middle Easterners meet in Berlin and explore what it means to be from a region with so many disparate identities in "The Situation". Starting Oct 8 catch director Yael Ronen's newest piece at Maxim Gorki. more »

Oct 5, 2015 12:15 PM Stage

Josie Long: Trick or truth

INTERVIEW: British comedian Josie Long brings "Cara Josephine", her most personal show to date, to two Neukölln venues from Oct 8-9. She spoke with us about heatbreak, guerilla shows and outdoor sports. more »

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Michel Kichka: My Holocaust family

INTERVIEW: Belgian graphic novelist Michel Kichka opens up about what it's like to be the son of a concentration camp survivor – and the dysfunctional family history that led to his life's work, "Second Generation: Things I Never Told My Father". more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:46 PM People

¡Hola, Berlin!

Running for six busy days, The Spanisches Filmfest Berlin kicks off on October 6 at Moviemento, bringing you plenty of suprises en espańol – from disturbing surrealism to expat slapstick. more »

Oct 5, 2015 5:00 PM Film

Object of obsession

Part vintage stationery shop, part creative research lab, Inkwell, laden with old-timey office supplies, is an object-interface through which we can access the pre-digital workspace – only available for your perusal through October 15. more »

Oct 6, 2015 4:30 PM Art

Paul is dead

The ever-disturbing, never-predictable Paul McCarthy returns to Berlin – in the form of a lifeless, naked body at the Schinkel Pavillon. We reviewed his hotly anticipated new exhibition, on through November 22. more »

Sep 29, 2015 4:30 PM Art

Peaches (out)does herself

INTERVIEW. The teaches of Peaches never stop coming. With album "Rub" out September 25, the ur-Berlin expat is set to take on the world once more. Before she's off on tour, we sat down with the electroclash pioneer in her P'Berg stomping grounds. more »

Sep 24, 2015 1:30 PM People

Sergey’s war

Picked up our Exile Politics issue on newsstands now yet? Hurry before the month is over and its gone. Ukrainian doctor Sergey Steuer's tale, taking him from Berlin back to his home land, is just one of many unmissable stories within. more »

Sep 24, 2015 2:00 PM People

Seymour Gris: Volkswagen and me

Gris has a break-up to share with you all. His one irrational brand-loyalty, VW and held dear to his heart for years, has been destroyed by this week's emissions scandal. Gris bids farewell to his old love and to cars in general. more »

Sep 25, 2015 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Competing lives: Robert Pattinson

INTERVIEW! The legend of James Dean gets turned on its head as Anton Corbijn explores the sometimes competitive relationship between Dean and photographer Dennis Stock, played by Pattinson, in Life, opening in Berlin on Sep 24. more »

Sep 23, 2015 11:30 AM Film

An alternative Oktoberfest

The end of September signals more than just leaves falling off trees: it's Oktoberfest! Can't make it to Munich? Enjoy a decidedly Berlin experience (Sep 24-27) on the Spree at Hänsel & Brezel. And come on, everyone loves beer and pretzels! more »

Sep 21, 2015 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin

The act of singing

Indonesian musician Tomi Simatupang is on a one-man mission to introduce Germany to an enigmatic song through documentary concert – and in doing so, bring his country’s darkest past to light. Simatupang performs Genjermania on Sep 24, 21:00 at ACUD. more »

Sep 22, 2015 3:15 PM People

Golden age killers

INTERVIEW. In the tragicomedy "The Farewell Party", Israeli writing/directing duo Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon deal with death in a decidedly different film about old age. It opens in Berlin cinemas on Sep 24. more »

Sep 22, 2015 11:00 AM Film

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