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Venezuela: Hände weg, an op-ed

Venezuela may feel far away, but Berliners are pulling together with a plea for peace. Tatiana Abarzua, a German citizen with Venezuelan roots, explains we should care. more

Aug 18, 2017 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Too much English in Berlin, Herr Spahn?

Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

INTERVIEW. Music producer, DJ, Berliner of 39 years and the face of 2015's hit documentary B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989, Manchester native Mark Reeder returns with new album Mauerstadt. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM People

In the past year, Arab and Turkish shop owners, activists and refugee helpers in Berlin’s most diverse neighbourhood have been the targets of increasing intimidation, threats and violence from neo-Nazis. Now, the victims are fighting back. more

Aug 10, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: Up to our knees in Scheiße

Is this summer of epic rain in Berlin going to be the new normal? John's flooded apartment building suggests that climate change is already part of our daily lives. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Seymour Gris: Blood on the streets

This is a Gris public service announcement! After witnessing a pretty horrific accident on streets in Mitte, Seymour pleads for traffic safety – including foot and bicycle – on the streets of Berlin. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Summer dance festival Tanz im August is back (Aug 11-Sep 2) at venues all over the city. Don't miss a retrospective of Spanish dancer and performance artist La Ribot (highlighted here) and read on for our editor's picks of what to see. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:00 AM Stage

INTERVIEW: The Polyversal Souls are heading to HKW's Wassermusik X, where they'll support Ethiopian jazz legend Alemayehu Eshete on Aug 11. We spoke to band leader Max Weissenfeldt about his musical upbringing, jazz jamming, and Sikyi Highlife. more

Aug 3, 2017 12:00 AM Music & nightlife

Tanz im August: We’re back, y’all!

Lily Kelting returns as our dedicated Tanz im August blogger: Last year she got sweat upon and brought home confetti in her bra. She hopes the 29th Tanz im August is as intimate and impactful. And she's confident it will be. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

At the Museum of European Cultures, a 350-year-old weaving tells the story of the Reformation. more

Aug 7, 2017 12:00 PM Art

Seymour Gris: The German car crisis

Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Despite the schizophrenic summer weather this year, you, or your out-of-towner guests, are probably still looking for some green. Time for a trip to Marzahn and the Internationale Gartenaustellung 2017 (IGA). Catch it before it ends Oct 15. more

Aug 3, 2017 11:30 AM The Best of Berlin

INTERVIEW! One half of poetry duo DarkMatter brings their intimate new show to the Werkstatt der Kulturen on Aug 6. We talked to them about WATCHING U / WATCH ME, the dangers of visibility, and being a brown trans Ms. Frizzle. more

Jul 31, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

Just how much can you rely on your weather app? And how do they work, anyway? more

Jul 31, 2017 1:55 PM Features

Konrad Werner: The NSU prosecutors' argument is a joke

After 375 trial days, this week the prosecutors in the NSU trial started presenting their closing argument – and left everyone wondering if they knew what was happening. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW! British director Sally Potter on the benefits of brevity and why her latest film, The Party, isn't about Brexit. It opens in Berlin cinemas on July 27. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:45 PM Film

INTERVIEW! Berlin-based Kurdish Iraqi conceptual Hiwa K confronts capitalism and Kurdish existentialism in "Don’t Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet" at KW. Catch it before it ends August 13. more

Jul 26, 2017 3:20 PM Art

INTERVIEW! Hometown duo Gurr talk about tour tribulations and give us their best summer tips. You can catch them first at this weekend's Yo! Sissy festival (Jul 28-29) at Festsaal Kreuzberg and at Pure & Crafted in August. more

Jul 25, 2017 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

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Photos by Megan McCrystal

Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:45 AM , , Zeitgeist

Wladek Flakin: Radical left murder plots?

Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

A week of masterful, immersive action is on in cinemas this week, raging from war drama to high-speed chases to biting social commentary. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 PM Film

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