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One more knight

The band CAN, Krautrock greats from the swinging 60s, defied musical norms and helped found a new generation of sound. Last month, the French government gave its former keyboardist, Irmin Schmidt, a knighthood. more »

Mar 23, 2015 12:00 PM , Music & nightlife

Save Berlin: Olympic roulette

It's official, Hamburg gets the bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Although some Berliners are undoubtedly rejoicing, Dan Borden has a few reasons why the Olympics could have done something for the city. more »

Mar 17, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Maerzmusik: Liquid Ictus

Maerzmusik (Mar 20-29), the avant-classical festival featuring cutting-edge concerts, films, and multi-disciplinary performances, returns this Fri. Ensemble Ictus opens with their multi-stage "Liquid Room" show at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Mar 16, 2015 1:45 PM Stage

Finding a slice...

Eat like the Irish by checking out one of these three savoury pie options. Hellogoodpie even features a steak and Guinness pie and not just for the greenest day of the year. more »

Mar 16, 2015 1:00 PM Food

Psyched-out music joint

Hippies in Friedrichshain? Two French expats with a penchant for psychedelic decor bring the groovy with new bar Sic – Pferde Saft on Müggelstr. Aside from a full nightly programme, there's also the actual "Pferdesaft", their own special concoction. more »

Mar 23, 2015 12:15 PM The Best of Berlin

The Olympic debate

On Mon, Mar 16, the German Olympic Council will announce its nomination for Hamburg or Berlin as host of the 2024 Olympics. While Hamburg's all for the Games, Berlin finds itself divided. Read the experts' opinions, then weigh in yourself! more »

Mar 12, 2015 3:45 PM , , Features 3 Comments

And out of the chaos, comes to thrill us… a villain?

The Schaubühne replicates the Globe Theater for Thomas Ostermeier's Richard III, an intense exploration of evil and power. Lars Eidinger wows with his deformed, perverse Richard. English surs have now been announced for April. more »

Mar 13, 2015 1:00 PM Stage

Bringing the 1990s internet back

INTERVIEW. NY-based artist Cory Arcangel wants to preserve the disappearing artefacts of the early internet. He brings his nostalgic brand of net-influenced art to Galerie Max Hetzler for their group show Open Source, opening Mar 12. more »

Mar 10, 2015 4:30 PM Art

Berlin videos: Berlin bandstand

Berlin finally gets its music show for the Youtube age: The One-Hit Parade. Catch performances and interviews from some of Exberliner's favourite acts in Martin Hossbach's new video series – streaming online now! more »

Mar 10, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

An eastern outpost

Looking for an outdoors-y hangout spot that's not super expensive or overrun with tourists? Try venturing outside the Ringbahn to Marzahn's Alte Börse. As of Mon, Mar 16, it's now open till 10pm on weeknights and midnight on weekends. more »

Mar 9, 2015 4:30 PM The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

Personal pitch: Panda Bear

INTERVIEW. Animal Collective's Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear surpasses mere beat manipulation as he tours his fifth solo release, the Sonic Boom-produced Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. He plays Berghain on Tue, Mar 10. more »

Mar 6, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Sustainability city

In Berlin, sustainability is a lifestyle, a community and an increasingly profitable business. Learn more about how Berlin's urban gardeners are changing the way we think about food, then check out the opening of ECF Farmsystems on Friday, March 6! more »

Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

A few questions for... Father John Misty

J. Tillman metamorphosed into a shamanic lothario for 2012’s masterful "Fear Fun", his first release as Father John Misty. With "I Love You, Honeybear", commercial success seems a given. See for yourself at Heimathafen on Saturday, March 7. more »

Mar 4, 2015 11:30 AM Music & nightlife

Light and knowledge

Ann Veronica Janssens works mostly with light, creating stunning, uniquely immersive exhibition experiences which force viewers to question their own perceptions. On March 6 she opens a new exhibition at Esther Schipper Gallery. more »

Mar 3, 2015 12:00 PM Art

Who's afraid of giant rabbits?

Staged by Marianna Salzmann, the play brings together a multi-cultural patchwork group of people for a Christmas reunion, along with an aborted girl who regrets never being born- a humorous play with a pinch of agression and clichéd stereotypes. more »

Mar 2, 2015 3:00 PM Stage

Conscientious contraceptives

Berlin-based start-up Einhorn has a solution for eco-conscious lovers: a sustainably-produced condom. The green Gummi is being crowdfunded, so if you’re into sex that’s safe for both you and the rainforest, think about chipping in before March 5. more »

Mar 2, 2015 2:45 PM The Best of Berlin 1 Comments

OUT NOW! Our MARCH ISSUE!

Screw art – go sports! Why are athletes Berlin's real heroes? Find out in our March issue, where we tell you all about Berlin's top sports personalities, teams, controversies, social programmes and weird workouts. On newsstands now! more »

Mar 2, 2015 11:15 AM Features

Screw art – go sports!

In our March issue, we take a closer look at Berlin's sports scene. Some of the coolest Berliners aren't found in the clubs or galleries but at the sports halls or on the fields, whether they're playing football or ice hockey or Quidditch. more »

Feb 26, 2015 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

Don't judge a Wurst by its name

Ever wondered exactly what goes into a Geflügelwurst? You're not alone. Here's a inside look at the complicated and secretive system of German food labelling regulations. more »

Feb 27, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

Promi eats: Notable Berliners dish...

Not sure where to eat out tonight? Take a look at these restaurant picks from local celebs Udo Walz, Dieter Kosslick, Emika and Molly "Master Blaster" Stenzel. more »

Feb 17, 2015 2:45 PM Food

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