Peaches (out)does herself

INTERVIEW. The teaches of Peaches never stop coming. With album "Rub" out September 25, the ur-Berlin expat is set to take on the world once more. Before she's off on tour, we sat down with the electroclash pioneer in her P'Berg stomping grounds. more »

Sep 24, 2015 1:30 PM People

Sergey’s war

Picked up our Exile Politics issue on newsstands now yet? Hurry before the month is over and its gone. Ukrainian doctor Sergey Steuer's tale, taking him from Berlin back to his home land, is just one of many unmissable stories within. more »

Sep 24, 2015 2:00 PM People

Seymour Gris: Volkswagen and me

Gris has a break-up to share with you all. His one irrational brand-loyalty, VW and held dear to his heart for years, has been destroyed by this week's emissions scandal. Gris bids farewell to his old love and to cars in general. more »

Sep 25, 2015 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Competing lives: Robert Pattinson

INTERVIEW! The legend of James Dean gets turned on its head as Anton Corbijn explores the sometimes competitive relationship between Dean and photographer Dennis Stock, played by Pattinson, in Life, opening in Berlin on Sep 24. more »

Sep 23, 2015 11:30 AM Film

An alternative Oktoberfest

The end of September signals more than just leaves falling off trees: it's Oktoberfest! Can't make it to Munich? Enjoy a decidedly Berlin experience (Sep 24-27) on the Spree at Hänsel & Brezel. And come on, everyone loves beer and pretzels! more »

Sep 21, 2015 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin

The act of singing

Indonesian musician Tomi Simatupang is on a one-man mission to introduce Germany to an enigmatic song through documentary concert – and in doing so, bring his country’s darkest past to light. Simatupang performs Genjermania on Sep 24, 21:00 at ACUD. more »

Sep 22, 2015 3:15 PM People

Golden age killers

INTERVIEW. In the tragicomedy "The Farewell Party", Israeli writing/directing duo Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon deal with death in a decidedly different film about old age. It opens in Berlin cinemas on Sep 24. more »

Sep 22, 2015 11:00 AM Film

The ladies are back

INTERVIEW. Author Sibylle Berg returns with her follow-up to the smash "Es sagt mir nichts, das sogenannte Draußen", "Und dann kam Mirna", again at Maxim Gorki. Catch her tough protagonists, just a bit older, starting Sep 24. more »

Sep 21, 2015 11:15 AM Stage

Graphic Syria: An interview with Riad Sattouf

The cartoonist and filmmaker’s two autobiographical tomes “The Arab of the Future” I and II, chronicling his youth in Syria, were undeniable the hype at this year’s ILB Graphic Novel Day. Sattouf’s work is set to appear in English next month. more »

Sep 17, 2015 4:20 PM People

Oh boy, oh boy, it's No Joy!

INTERVIEW: With the release of their third album, Jasamine White-Gluz and co. have taken on a more grown-up approach to music and lyrics. The Canadian shoegazers perform on Wed, Sep 23 at Kantine am Berghain. more »

Sep 18, 2015 2:15 PM Music & nightlife

Generation disconnect

Physically away from home but digitally connected, a new generation of Iranian exiles is now fighting in far-away lands. Read about those here in Berlin and then check out a special EXBlicks screening of "Rebel Generation" on Sep 21 at Lichtblick. more »

Sep 14, 2015 3:15 PM , Zeitgeist

Generations’ next matriarch

Expatriarch’s genre-defying, creatively binding series Generations hands over the reins to established artists, this time queen of Berlin punk Bettina Köster, who in turn presents synth punks P.U.F.F. Don't miss the pairing Fri, Sep 18 at Schwuz. more »

Sep 15, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

Up close with... Jacob Appelbaum

From digital dissident to analogue art! Starting Sep 10, Appelbaum's infrared photos of his whistleblowing comrades and pandas that he and Ai Weiwei stuffed with Snowden docs are on show at NOME. Read our interview, then check out "Samizdata". more »

Sep 9, 2015 2:00 PM People

Pishka: Russia on a tray

Want an authentic Russian cafeteria excursion – for better or worse? A branch of Russian canteen chain Pishka has opened right here in Berlin, serving a plethora of dirt-cheap working-class delights from the motherland. more »

Sep 16, 2015 11:15 AM Food

Eternal sunset: Molly Nilsson

INTERVIEW. Pop-synth artist Molly Nilsson was musically born and bred in Berlin clubs. She's since matured through six full-length albums and Tue, Sep 15 Berghain hosts the record release party for her most recent album Zenith. more »

Sep 10, 2015 3:30 PM Music & nightlife

Antipodean affairs

The city’s fifth Down Under Berlin film festival sees 40 Antipodean films from the glossy to the micro-indie play with the concept of “paradise unknown”, whether that be nirvana or inferno. Check it out at Kino Moviemento Sep 16-20. more »

Sep 15, 2015 4:00 PM Film

Abchasia: Violetta's second dance

It might not be cheap but the off-Ku'Damm Abchasia does Abkhazian cuisine with quality ingredients and tender loving care. From flatbread to spicy lamb and Caucasian grappa, there are enough unique dishes here to tempt anybody's tastebuds. more »

Sep 2, 2015 12:15 PM Food

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