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Konrad Werner: Why Schulz is an upgrade on Merkel

There's more to the centre than just centrists – Martin Schulz is a real alternative to Angela Merkel. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

What does artist Luis Diego Cabezas get up to on the weekend when he's not exhibiting? Here's his perfect Berlin weekend. more

Mar 23, 2017 3:00 PM People

Maerzmusik, the Berliner Festspiele’s ever-more-ambitious “festival for time issues”, brings us the best in obscure contemporary music for 10 days. It's on from Mar 16-26 at the Festspiele Spiele and other venues across town. more

Mar 15, 2017 11:45 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Austrian composer, singer and musician Eva Reiter returns to Maerzmusik (Mar 16-26) with a performance of The Lichtenberg Figures. Catch it Mar 18 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

Mar 14, 2017 11:45 AM Music & nightlife

Just around the corner is Versfest, Berlin's multilingual (German and English) literary festival for kids, replete with readings, workshops, talks, and poetry nights – all free of charge. Catch it Mar 20-22 if you can get the kids away from school. more

Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! American artist and self-designated preserver of queer culture Dean Sameshima on why his show 647(a) serves both as nostalgia and a cautionary tale. It opens Mar 10 at Peres Projects. more

Mar 9, 2017 1:30 PM Art

The John Reed Fitness Music Club near Maybachufer comes pretty close to bringing nightlife and exercise together with club music and an altogether different kind of interior design for a fitness club. more

Mar 16, 2017 2:30 PM Sponsored

Shebeen Flick, Berlin’s Irish film festival, returns with a bumper line-up. Catch it at Moviemento Mar 16-19. It opens with enigmatic, playfully confounding essay film "History's Future". more

Mar 13, 2017 3:00 PM Film

Tel Aviv-raised, Berlin-based singer Mary Ocher talks politics, building walls and her brand new album The West Against the People, which will be released at this Friday's Ich bin ein(e) Berliner(in) at SO36! more

Mar 8, 2017 3:30 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW. Filmmaker Cynthia Beatt's "A House in Berlin" moves throughout Europe and the Middle East in a meditative quest, pushed onwards by the eponymous house. Watch it with us at Lichtblick Kino on Tuesday, March 14 at 8:30pm. more

Mar 9, 2017 11:15 AM Film

Artistic director Claus Peymann arrived to the Berliner Ensemble in 1999. Almost 20 years later and he says goodbye with Kleist's "Prinz Friedrich vom Hamborg". You can see it Mar 9, 23 and 30. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! In a moment that's bound to go down in Academy history, Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHT took the Best Picture Oscar home. Here's the extended version of our interview with Jenkins before the win. It finally hits Germany Mar 9. more

Feb 27, 2017 11:45 AM Film

INTERVIEW! Theatre legend Achim Freyer and Claus Peymann have teamed for one final premiere at the Berliner Ensemble, Kleist's Prinz Friedrich vom Homburg. We spoke to Freyer about theater, Brecht and their relationship and his creative arc. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

Today's International Women's Day! In honour of that here's the tale of Louise Schroeder, Berlin's only female mayor, and a question: why hasn’t a woman governed Berlin in the 65 years since? more

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 PM , People

This Wednesday is International Women's Day and in honor of that, we tip our hat to the hardworking ladies of Berlin's electronic music scene. Read about it here and then join in the conversation at the Music Pool Berlin evening at Aquarium. more

Mar 6, 2017 3:30 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! What's it like to go on dates in a country where men and women can't be seen in public together? The lead of "Barakah Meets Barakah", the first-ever rom-com from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, explains all. It opens in Berlin on Mar 9. more

Feb 16, 2016 4:00 PM Film

From intimate dinners in a small Neukölln flat, to packed streetfood markets in Kreuzberg, Berlin's volunteer and refugee communities are coming together through a basic mean of cultural exchange – food. But is it real or just “disaster tourism"? more

Mar 1, 2017 11:45 AM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: The good kind of banality

Politics and diplomacy are alright, but sometimes it takes dull bureaucracy to resist dictators like Erdoğan. So cheer for health and safety regulations in the town of Gaggenau. #FreeDeniz more

Mar 3, 2017 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

We're a city of burnouts, smokers, prescription drug addicts, ailing elderly and paedophiles, but at least we've got health insurance. Or do we? Find out about Germany's sick system and much more on newsstands now! more

Feb 28, 2017 11:00 AM Features

INTERVIEW! Antilopen Gang, the feuilleton's favourite rap group are back with a new album – punk-influenced "Monarchie und Alltag". Catch Danger Dan, Panik Panzer and Koljah live on Fri, Mar 3 at Huxley's Neue Welt. more

Mar 1, 2017 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

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