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Everybody hates a clown and maybe that's why the circus gets such a bad rap (that and the animal issues). The Berlin Circus Festival promises fun without almost none of that. Check it out on Tempelhofer Feld Aug 26-Sep 4. more »

Aug 24, 2016 3:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Don't let the abundance of bare butts at Berlin beaches fool you: the grand German tradition of public nudity has experienced serious shrinkage since its GDR glory days. We talked to ex-Ossis and nudist club owners to find out the naked truth. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:30 PM Culture

Pickle, gherkin, Gurken, whatever you want to call it, you most likely call it Spreewald here in Berlin as well. So what about its origins? We went straight to the source and you can too August 13-14 in Golßen for Spreewälder Gurkentag! more »

Aug 9, 2016 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Tanz im August kicks off tomorrow (Aug 11), and we've got a list of the up-and-comers you need to catch in movement. more »

Aug 11, 2016 11:30 AM Art

Konrad Werner: I saw the sign 2016

Since last week, the streets of Berlin, or their lampposts, have been littered with them: campaign posters for the September city elections. Konrad Werner gives the good (intentions), bad and WTF?! more »

Aug 9, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

July may have flown by, but no need to worry. If you didn't manage to get your festival fix this past month (why didn't you?), August has plenty on offer (you know you need more!). Here's our picks for the best Berlin fests closing out the summer. more »

Aug 2, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

You promised yourself to pack in a little culture this summer, but you're tired of the same ol' Mitte of the road spots? Head out west for three museums that won't disappoint. more »

Aug 1, 2016 3:30 PM Art 1 Comments

How do you like your craft beer? American company Stone Brewery offers you IPAs with a side of arrogance, while German BRLO brings beer-food pairings to Kreuzberg. more »

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Dan Borden on the Ostkreuz station’s transformation from “Rostkreuz” into the sterile transit hub of tomorrow. more »

Jul 25, 2016 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Exberliner and The Reader proudly present the final runner-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award contest – Susan James' "The Girl That Summer". Read the winner in our July/Aug issue. more »

Jul 25, 2016 11:00 AM Culture

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It's Berlin Beer Week, and craft beer is on everyone's lips – in more languages than just English and German. Check out cosy Prenzlauer Berg pub Birra, which offers both Milanese suds and Italian flair. more »

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Wanna impress your Brooklynite tourist friends here on holiday this summer? How about a street art tour of some of Berlin's renowned graffiti? With the help of the artists from Alternative Berlin Tours, we've got six of the best pieces for you. more »

Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Art

Exberliner and The Reader proudly represent the second of three runners-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award – James Carson's "Barry’s Big Moment". Read the winner in our Jul/Aug issue. more »

Jul 19, 2016 1:30 PM Culture

INTERVIEW! Defying all expectations, the surprise hit at Cannes this year was not only German, but a comedy! Three-time director Maren Ade's tale of prankster dad and his corporate daughter, "Toni Erdmann" charms Germany starting Jul 14. more »

Jul 14, 2016 10:30 AM Film

Pick up the fork and the smart device! "Thirsting for Salt" is a multi-part experimental performance and installation tying together culture, family, technology and, of course, food Jul 20-21. Exberliner's Lily Kelting explains what's cookin'. more »

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 PM Stage

Exberliner and The Reader proudly represent the first of three runners-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award – Callie Payne's "Tooth". Each week, expect a new summer short story for your enjoyment. Read the winner in our July/Aug double issue. more »

Jul 8, 2016 2:00 PM Culture

Ready to get out of Berlin for a weekend festival? We've rounded up the best of this summer's from reggae to opera. more »

Jul 8, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Bogotá based jazz quartet Bituin chats about Wassermusik's 2016 theme, "The Other Caribbean". Starting Jul 8, Haus der Kulturen der Welt brings you four weekends of summery world music and films to stage. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

This summer’s best production of Much Ado about Nothing doesn’t have anything to do with Shakespeare – it’s the anticlimactic Eating Refugees action from the Center for Political Beauty. Now that it's over, Lily Kelting asks what it accomplished. more »

Jul 6, 2016 4:16 PM Stage

As Frank Castorf’s departure as artistic director of the Volksbühne looms, his latest production is more of an insider's farewell than anything groundbreaking. "Die Kabale der Scheinheiligen" will be performed this Sat, Jul 9 at 19:00. more »

Jul 7, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Martin Teff, of post-rock electronic band Vessels, talks about the band's change from cerebral to dance music. Don't miss them play Foreign Affairs on July 9 at Haus der Berlin Festspiele. more »

Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

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