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THIS WEEKEND! The One World Berlin film festival returns for a week (Oct 12-18) to Moviemento and Lichtblick, concerning itself with human rights across the world – covering everything from the neo-Nazi underground to integration of LGBTQI refugees. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW: Before her show at Musik & Frieden on Oct 14, Exberliner met with Cold Specks and talked about coming to terms with the struggles as a black Muslim woman in music, inspirations for the new album and her dreams of an unknown past. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

THIS WEEKEND! With the theme, "Films & Future", the 26th dokumentART (Oct 13-17 in Neubrandenburg) explores the film world's look at our relationship with technology, the economic crisis, refugees or loneliness. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Film

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Photo by Ute Langkafel

In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). more

Oct 10, 2017 3:00 PM Stage

This year’s four Preis der Nationalgalerie finalists exhibit side by side at Hamburger Bahnhof. They’ll be coming together for an artist talk on Oct 12 (19:00, in English) before the prize is awarded on October 20. more

Oct 9, 2017 2:30 PM Art

Autumn is a perfect time to experience the hundreds of playgrounds of Berlin. But where should you start? Self-made playground expert Jannes Peters and his daughter have made a guide to the best places. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM The Best of Berlin

INTERVIEW: The new Berliner Ensemble intendant Oliver Reese explains his vision for a “contemporary writer’s theatre”. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

Jeanne Mammen captured the women of Weimar Berlin better that anyone, observing life from the peephole of her Charlottenburg studio. See her work at the Berlinische Galerie starting October 5. more

Oct 4, 2017 11:00 AM , Art

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Kiddy Smile. Photo by Sylvain Lewis

The second Reclaim the Beats festival invites Berliners to dance out their identity politics issues, Oct 5-14 at Gretchen, Burg Schnabel and Werkstatt der Kulturen. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:45 PM Music & nightlife 1 Comments

In light of gay marriage becoming officially legal from Sunday October 1 (yippee), Walter Crasshole asks what impact the legislation could have had on the gay vote. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM Zeitgeist

Charlottenburg is back! In our new issue, we take a look at the neighbourhood's glory days and its burgeoning future, and give you plenty of (old and new) reasons to head West. Plus all the culture and food coverage you know and love – and much more! more

Sep 28, 2017 12:00 PM Features

Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. more

Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

The new season of Berliner Ensemble under Oliver Reese begins in earnest with four new productions, featuring adaptations of Albert Camus and Bertolt Brecht as well as "Eine Familie" from Tracy Letts. more

Sep 28, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

It, Victoria & Abdul, and more are out in Berlin cinemas this week... more

Sep 28, 2017 12:00 PM Film

INTERVIEW! What do Edward Snowden and Pink Floyd have in common? Japanese collective SAZAE bot explore the Snowden leaks through internet culture in their performance at the finissage of Signals on Sep 26, 18:00 at Diamondpaper. more

Sep 22, 2017 6:15 PM Art

HARD TALK! Last Sunday, the Volksbühne officially rebooted under the artistic direction of Chris Dercon of Tate Modern fame. The charismatic Belgian invited us for an unusually frank talk about Berlin and the drama surrounding his appointment. more

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM Stage 3 Comments

Wladek Flakin: Left-wing blues

How the hell did the AfD get 12.6 percent? Wladek notes that even "The Left", and in particular Die Linke figurehead Sahra Wagenknecht, is moving to the right. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: No, the AfD isn't falling apart

It was fun watching Frauke Petry walk out of the AfD's triumphal press conference this week. But it doesn't mean the party is disintegrating. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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Riza Cörtlen. Photo by German Palomeque

You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. more

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Seymour Gris: Jamaica's not that bad

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

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