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While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

What’s on Turkish Berliners’ minds when they enter the voting booth? Why did they vote so massively in favour of Erdoğan at last April’s referendum, and who will they support in this year’s elections? We visited four “wise men” in search of a clue. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? Graham Anderson talks with the beleaguered neo-Nazi party. more

Sep 19, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Over 200,000 placards line Berlin’s streets this election season, put up by eager volunteers or the candidates themselves. As the starting whistle blew on the campaign back in August, we joined party members for the postering ritual. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM People

INTERVIEW! The art megastar and curator of the second Festival of Future Nows at Hamburger Bahnhof (Sep 14-17) invited us for a chat about his most personal project and a rare tour of his art studio/start-up factory... more

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM Art

INTERVIEW! Comedian Adrienne Truscott takes back the rape joke in Asking For It. See how she does it Sep 14-15 at Sophiensaele's The Future is Female comedy festival. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

The fairs, the films, the festivals... this year’s Art Week (Sep 13-17) is the most expansive yet. Here are our highlights. more

Sep 11, 2017 11:15 AM Art

Wladek Flakin: Press censorship, made in Germany

Germany's interior minister just banned the left-wing news platform Indymedia. Wladek writes for that platform! more

Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Germany’s premier Antipodean film festival returns for its seventh edition at Moviemento, Sep 13-17. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:00 PM , , , Film

An exhibition and a book are bringing the Snowden files back to Berlin. As part of the Signals (Sep 12-26, Diamondpaper), American surveillance researcher Light presents his “Snowden Archive-in-a-Box” in a hands-on workshop (Sep 13). more

Sep 7, 2017 11:00 AM Art

Online mag Berliner Gazette brings up the Snowden files, and what we really know of them, in exhibition Signals (Sep 12-26) at Diamondpaper and a book launch for "A Field Guide to the Snowden Files" (Sep 11) at Walther König. more

Sep 7, 2017 12:00 PM Art

Out of the plethora of events and exhibitions, here are our top 10 must-sees and why at Berlin Art Week (Sep 13-17). more

Sep 11, 2017 12:30 PM Art

Danish-Canadian Berliner Sally Dige talks about her musical beginnings and her cathartic new synth pop record, Holding On, out Sep 13. more

Sep 11, 2017 1:15 PM Music & nightlife

Literary darling and incendiary author Arundhati Roy returns to literature after 20 years with "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness". Our reporters were on the scene to witness her rapturous return. more

Sep 8, 2017 12:00 PM , The Berlin Blog

The Volksbühne opens on Tempelhofer Feld on Sun, Sep 10. Here are some thoughts about the Volksbühne from an ambivalent Anglophone editor. more

Sep 5, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Back on the big screen on Sep 7, former US vice president and climate superstar Al Gore talks to us about his enduring commitment to the planet and why he’s not afraid of Donald Trump. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW! At Musikfest (on through Sep 18), Rebecca Saunders translates Ulysses’ last chapter for soprano and stereophonic chamber ensemble. "Yes" premieres at the Philharmonie on Sep 9, followed the next day by a free talk with Ed Atkins. more

Sep 6, 2017 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Sebastián Lelio on his timely transgender tale "A Fantastic Woman", in cinemas from September 7. more

Sep 5, 2017 11:00 AM Film

The ILB Blog: Welcome to the International Lit Fest!

Whether online or IRL, the action is out in City West from now through Sep 16 as we cover highlights of Berlin's 17th International Literature Festival with bookie bloggers Amy Leonard, Anunita Chandrasekar and Annie Kiyonaga. more

Sep 6, 2017 3:15 PM , The Berlin Blog

The September 3 debate between Angela Merkel and the SPD's Martin Schulz sealed it: it's more clear than ever that we're gearing up for another four years of "Mutti". What does it mean for Berlin? Read more in our election special, on stands now... more

Sep 4, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

For the 17th time, the International Literature Festival (Sep 6-16) welcomes an eclectic mix of international authors to Berlin. Read up on it here before you hit the stacks. And keep checking back here for more interviews, blog, reviews and more... more

Sep 4, 2017 11:30 AM Culture

The artist and co-curator of HKW's exhibition on Russian Cosmism explains what's so inspiring about the spaced-out movement, and what the difference is between the Cosmists' universal quest for immortality and Silicon Valley-style trans-humanism. more

Aug 31, 2017 2:30 PM People

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