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The sound of Berlinistan

Cultures clash melodically at Radialsystem V on Oct 3 at the kick-off event for a new series exploring the musical connection between two vibrant cities. Including workshops, performances and a club party with sets by DJ CosmicCloud and DJ Ipek. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Music & nightlife

Masel Topf: Un-kosher delights

Seeking inspiration from Israel, New York, and Eastern Europe, this new not-so-Jewish joint brings myriad hearty homemade treats and delicacies from the furthest corners of the globe. more »

Sep 29, 2014 Food 2 Comments

Your perfect Berlin weekend: Oct 2-5

It's the beginning of October; it's the Day of German Unity; it's even still Oktoberfest. Above all, it's the weekend. From a night of Mitte clubbing to some post-Mauerpark Sunday relaxation in Estonia, here's how to make the most of it. more »

Sep 30, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Confessions of an MI5 whistleblower

What is it to be whistleblower? Exiled British spy Annie Machon talks about the role of intelligence agencies in the modern world on Sep 24 at Berlin Moscow. She gave us her account of life as a whistleblower for our Sep issue. Read Parts I and II. more »

Sep 22, 2014 People

Jacob Appelbaum: Revolutionary times

INTERVIEW: America and the NSA? Evil? New Berliner, exiled hacktivist and passionate idealist Appelbaum ran from them and in turn brought a new wave of anti-surveillance enthusiasm to the city's already teeming digital dissident scene. more »

Sep 22, 2014 People 5 Comments

A few questions for… The Space Lady

INTERVIEW. San Francisco's busking phenomenon from the 1980s/1990s makes a return after hanging up her winged helmet for 20 years. Catch her on Mon, Sep 29 at Marie-Antoinette as she whizzes by on her European tour. more »

Sep 22, 2014 Music & nightlife

EXBlicks: From Stasi to NSA… and back?

INTERVIEW. Head of the Stasi prison memorial Hubertus Knabe knows a thing or two about state surveillance. He’s suing the NSA for spying on Germans. Catch him at Lichtblick Kino on Sep 25, 8:30pm for a special screening featuring rare Stasi films. more »

Sep 18, 2014 People

ACUD reloaded

The once well-trodden Mitte/Prenzlauer Berg party hive has seen its ups and downs, but on Sep 27, it officially reanimates itself as a diverse space for more than just the usual drugs and dancing. "ACUD Macht Neu"... ACUD makes new indeed. more »

Sep 22, 2014 Music & nightlife

Three questions for... Dscreet

The British-born wall-scrawler paints clear pictures and they’re getting doubly clear as he pairs off street artists from all over the world at Urban Spree’s DUBL TRUBL, on through Oct 26. more »

Sep 19, 2014 Art

"Being a foreigner is pretty good training for a writer"

Brittani Sonnenberg's been in Berlin for six years now… and that’s a record in the biography of the 33-year-old chronic expat. The Third Culture Kid and author of "Home Leave" can be seen at the Lit Fest on Wed, Sep 17 at Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 16, 2014 Culture

Street art on an (Urban) Spree

The question “street art or vandalism?” is a well-worn one, but today still provokes a response. From Sep 18, Urban Spree hosts street crew Dubl Trubl, illustrating this fine line by pairing up artists for a mash-up of artistic urbanity. more »

Sep 15, 2014 Art

Ukraine: "Russia was always elected to be the enemy"

INTERVIEW: Is Putin plotting to invade Ukraine, as unanimously suspected by the Western media? Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern brings some sanity into this new Cold War-style propaganda battle. more »

Sep 11, 2014 People 2 Comments

Generation queer

Expatriarch celebrates its five-year-anniversary with the four-month series Expatriarch Generations: the old guard of Berliner musicians shares their knowledge and experience with the new through radio and concerts. First concert is Sep 19 at Schwuz. more »

Sep 16, 2014 Music & nightlife

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead

INTERVIEW. The cult of Blonde Redhead can rejoice. Barragán (Kobalt), their album of stripped down pop, is just out, and they’ll be playing for the damaged on Wed, Sep 17 at Frannz Club. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Music & nightlife

Lit Fest and more: Killers and gods

Award-winning Greek writer Amanda Michalopoulou delivers a blitz week of literary appearances starting on Sep 16 at St. George's English Bookshop and then continuing on at the International Literature Festival. Make sure to catch her at least once. more »

Sep 15, 2014 Culture

Read all about it: Top 5 English-language book shops

The International Literaturfestival Berlin is on! From Sep 10-20, the city is a flutter in bookworm-y goodness. While a good chunk of the fest's happenings are in German, Berlin itself has no shortage of the written word in English. more »

Sep 10, 2014 The Best of Berlin

Has the autumn of art lost its edge?

Berlin Art Week is on Sep 16-21, with the three big fairs – Positions, ABC and Berliner Liste – starting the 18th. But it's not what it used to be. Camille Moreno explores the loss of our Kunstherbst. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Art 1 Comments

Brutal inspirations

INTERVIEW. The summer's last open-air theatre piece will be a doozy. Collaborators Sebastian Nübling and Iver Thuwis confront the intrinsic violence of men's bodies in Fallen, which opens Sep 11 at the Maxim Gorki Theater. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Stage

Lost and found in the forest

INTERVIEW. In his debut documentary Song from the Forest, Michael Obert, a Berlin-based journalist turned filmmaker, follows a man who wandered into the Central African rainforest 25 years ago. The film opens on Thu, Sep 11. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Film

Berlin's digital rebellion

Berlin has always attracted dissidents and free thinkers. Today it's the de facto headquarters of the global rebellion against state surveillance. In the post-Snowden era, it's time to take a stance, says Exberliner editor Nadja Vancauwenberghe. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Zeitgeist

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  • Mamma maybe

    OUT NOW! The cheesy, holiday-rom-com-musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE may be slightly too close to Mamma Mia. more »

  • Eye candy

    OUT NOW! The bizarre spectacle I ORIGINS, a story of love, spirituality and the rift between science and religion, may leave you goggle-eyed. more »

  • Sophomore Scheiße

    OUT NOW! The film adaptation of Charlotte Roche's second novel, SCHOßGEBETE, is trite drivel with none of the rebelliousness and charm of the first. more »

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