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Men Men: Noodling around

Expats may bemoan the lack of "authentic" Berlin sushi, but Neukölln's new self-service ramen-ya Men Men may just quell that whinging with the kind of food that people in Japan are more likely to eat on the regular. more »

Aug 28, 2014 Food

August is hot for dance!

INTERVIEW. While summer cools down, Berlin’s stages will be heating up. Tanz im August, Berlin’s biggest international dance festival, steps up on Aug 15 around the city under the lead of new artistic director Virve Sutinen. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Stage

Pool for sharks

Eight ball, corner pocket. Berlin's newest pool hall, Bata Bar, joins the slim ranks of pubs hosting billiards. And it's reasonably priced to boot. It's getting chilly out there: time to pick an indoor sport? more »

Aug 26, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Partitioned positions: Israelis in Berlin

It’s not easy being an Israeli in Berlin these days. Many are unhappy about the war in Gaza and the right-wing government in Jerusalem and at the same feel the sting from other Israelis about not supporting the Jewish state. What's a Jew to do? more »

Aug 20, 2014 People

Loach's last dance: Jimmy's Hall

INTERVIEW: The stalwart socialist stays impassioned to the end! Legendary auteur Ken Loach's supposed last feature, Jimmy's Hall, is a post-Irish Civil War drama with a heavy dance element. It hits Berlin cinemas on Aug 14. more »

Aug 15, 2014 Film

Always crashing in the same bar

Haven't seen the Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau yet? It only remains a Lodger there for a short time longer. With the end in sight on August 24, Exberliner’s music editor meditates on Bowie, rebirth and Berlin. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Music & nightlife (2 Comments)

No fear of beer: Top 5 biergartens

As the summer draws to a close, Berliners are taking their last opportunities to visit their beloved biergartens. We have the top five (in no particular order) biergartens where you can imbibe. more »

Aug 12, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Last splash: Top 5 water spots

Hot in the city this weekend? As Berliners gear up for another scorcher (perhaps the last?), they head for the lakes. Where do waterbabies in the Hauptstadt go? Exberliner shares our top five picks for a dip. more »

Aug 6, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Berghain turns 10!

On Thu, Aug 7, Berghain's Halle opens its doors to the public to celebrate 10 years of its infamous sister space. Nine artists including Carsten Nicolai, Norbert Bisky and the gatekeeper himself Sven Marquardt exhibit works from a decade of dance. more »

Aug 7, 2014 Art (3 Comments)

At home you’re a tourist

Seventeen urban tours presented by 27 artists from 12 countries: the B_Tour Festival, or International Festival of Guided Tours, rethinks Berlin through a series of hybrid artistic experiences all over the city from Aug 8-10. more »

Aug 4, 2014 Stage

A neo-Nazi in parliament

At one point it seemed like Germany's ultra-nationalist Udo Voigt would fade into obscurity, however the results of the May elections have determined otherwise. As the new EU parliament terms start, Voigt is controversially back. more »

Jul 30, 2014 People

Cowboys and Indianer

Respect, admiration or cultural appropriation? A visit to Brandenburg’s Wild West theme park raises questions about Germany’s ‘special’ relationship with Native Americans. Rachel Glassberg investigates. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People (1 Comments)

A few questions for... Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy

INTERVIEW. Perfect Pussy has been hailed as the next generation of noise-punk, coming out the winner of this year’s SXSW. The personal becomes political on Tuesday, August 5 at Berghain Kantine. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Music & nightlife (1 Comments)

My vegan dating diaries

Food and sex: together at last! She won’t eat animal products, but for 21 days, ethical single Kathy W. went on a hunt for a different kind of meat. Are her preferences too specific, even in this veggie paradise? Here’s what she found. more »

Jul 25, 2014 Zeitgeist

A month of indie art

Get ready for Project Space Festival, a month-long extravaganza exhibiting the treasures of the indie, underground art scene in Berlin. Throughout August, 30 different spaces give a new platform to the under-appreciated artists of the city. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Art

Berlin videos: Mary becomes a toddler

Enjoy the last installment of "Between Two Drummers", the quirkily led talk show from Mary Ocher (and Your Government). This week's guest is synth-pop artist Molly Nilsson... and Wally the Fly. Check it out here and help support her new album. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Music & nightlife

Hop heaven

Getting sick of all the run-of-the-mill beers you've been drinking in your local Kneipe lately? We tasted some of the innovative craft beers at the newly opened Hopfenreich to let you in on what you could be refreshing yourself with this summer. more »

Jul 24, 2014 , The Best of Berlin

The rules of app-traction

Summer is sizzling so why shouldn't your love life be too? With these handy apps you can swipe, tap and ogle your way to true love or if that's not your style... a hot, sticky one night fling. more »

Jul 22, 2014 , , , , Zeitgeist

Sioux Indian found guilty of Nazi salute

This June Sioux Indian artist Robert Packard was convicted of giving the Hitler salute during a confrontation back in 2013. Now he's probably the first Native American to be ever be convicted of a far-right crime in Germany. Here's the strange tale. more »

Jul 18, 2014 People (1 Comments)

Club death and transfiguration

Cookies shuts its doors for the final time after July 19, but that's just the tip of the iceberg of Mitte's moribund nightlife scene. Is the party over for the formerly happening district and what does it spell for the rest of Berlin? more »

Jul 15, 2014 Zeitgeist (5 Comments)

Oh, Dolly!

INTERVIEW. The phenomenon that is Dolly Parton takes exhibition form at Bikini Berlin's 25hours Hotel, going on through July 21. While there may be a claim to kitsch about the country icon, eight Finnish artists show the 9-to-5er as transcendental. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Art

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    OUT NOW! Marvel rejuvenates itself with a fresh new franchise in the shape of James Gunn's excellent GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. more »

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    OUT NOW! Stunning visuals detract from the overall narrative in director Kelly Reichardt's abstract moody thriller NIGHT MOVES. more »

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    OUT NOW! Like the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Cindy's life is under construction. Her search for recognition among nearby airport engineers turns her tale around. more »

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