F.I.N.D.ing the story of the 20th century

INTERVIEW. The Festival for International New Drama is back Apr 17-26! Inspired by European jihadists, Swiss director Milo Rau's close-up, emotional new piece The Civil Wars opens Schaubühne's F.I.N.D. Festival on Fri Apr 17. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:45 PM Stage

“You can judge a bird from its feathers”

INTERVIEW. Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté shows a different side of his textile-based art at Blain Southern, working in a liminal space between African traditions and Western academicism. See his show before it closes Sat Apr 18. more »

Apr 13, 2015 11:30 AM Art

The peoples' paddles

Summer's coming and its time to get those paddles out. Our reporter faces off against casual park players and national ping pong champions alike in an attempt to unlock the secrets of Berlin’s obsession with Tischtennis. more »

Apr 10, 2015 12:40 PM Zeitgeist

BSH: Kissing controversy

What's hip hop without a little homophobia? Rap has long provided a mouthpiece for society's general anti-gay prejudices. But today German hip hop and gay culture might have more similarities than either one is willing to admit. more »

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Achtung (no longer a) baby!

Celebrating its 11th birthday, this year's Achtung Film Festival features 80 films ranging from docs to dramas. Christian Moris Müller's Lichtgestalten opens. Catch it next week from Apr 15 to 22 at Babylon, Kino International and other cinemas. more »

Apr 8, 2015 1:00 PM Film

Fit for summer: Five places for wellness and exercise

Get your body and brain ready for the warm months – brought to you by Somuchmore. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:15 PM Sponsored

Witchy woman: Megan James

INTERVIEW. Canada's dreamy future pop darlings Purity Ring rose from internet fame to being signed by 4AD in a matter of months. The duo touches down in Berlin on Mon, Apr 13 for a show at Postbahnhof. more »

Apr 8, 2015 11:45 AM Music & nightlife

Installation by Francisco Vidal and film by Jordi Colomer. Photo by Ismael Ogando

Changing ideology, changing architecture

"Devour: Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture" is a vast multimedia exhibition exploring post-communist and postcolonial architecture from Brazil to South Africa to Romania. See it at the Freies Museum before it closes Apr 12. more »

Apr 2, 2015 4:15 PM Art

New Neukölln screens

Everyone's favourite hipster neighbourhood is becoming a cinephile destination as well, with two DIY cinemas popping up in recent months: the Italian-flavoured Il Kino and the wild, just-now-crowdfunded Wolf. more »

Apr 7, 2015 1:00 PM The Best of Berlin


Berlin's the undisputed LGBTQ capital of Europe – and your roadmap to it just hit newsstands. Read about invisible lesbians, gay rugby players, post-gender professors, out prisoners and more in this month's special on queer Berlin! more »

Apr 2, 2015 12:45 PM Features

Exberliner Podcast: Wim Wenders and success

PODCAST AND INTERVIEW. Wim Wenders has seen no shortage of triumphs in the past few years, with his work featured at the MoMA and nominated for an Oscar. His latest film, Every Thing Will Be Fine, hits Berlin cinemas Apr 2. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:15 PM Film

Calling a genocide a genocide

A century after the Armenian genocide, the Gorki Theater commemorates the tragedy with talks and performances. In a debate on Saturday, April 4, Jürgen Gottschlich will push for Germany to recognise the atrocities – and admit responsibility. more »

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

The scene unseen

Our April queer issue is out! To give you a taste of our full-on LGBTQ coverage, we're leading off here with the L: Why do lesbians and queer women have to fight so hard for visibility? Read this here and more in the issue, on newsstands now! more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

More than just sports

Whether asylum seekers, Russian kids from Hartz-IV families or Turkish girls looking to break patriarchal tradition, these lucky athletes found dedicated coaches ready lend a helping hand. We visited three sport associations that make a difference. more »

Mar 30, 2015 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

No Milk Today: The real fake thing

Looking to try lupin-based "coffee" (a la GDR) in today's Berlin? Pop into the all-vegan Gräfekiez café No Milk Today, where it's served with oat, soy, rice or coconut milk as one of many options for the dairy-intolerant. Or just get a cup of joe. more »

Mar 30, 2015 12:45 PM Food

Fire and ice

East German-born Claudia Pechstein was a speed skating sensation – until doping accusations in 2009 caused her fall from grace. Fighting for years to prove her innocence, Pechstein is finally back in the skating game and stronger than ever. more »

Mar 26, 2015 2:15 PM People

From cell to stage

INTERVIEW. Prison's not usually somewhere you'd visit to soak in some culture – but dramaturg Anna Galt's staging of Klassenfeind might change your mind. The show's already sold out, but you can catch more prison theatre throughout the year. more »

Mar 25, 2015 1:00 PM Stage

BURGER GUIDE: What's between your buns?

In this year's food issue, we decided to revisit Berlin’s most-hyped, best burger places and dig a little bit deeper into that meat we put in our mouths. The result? Our beefiest burger guide ever! more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:00 AM , , Food 5 Comments

Climate and capitalism: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein was at HKW Sunday night for a sold out lecture. Couldn’t get a ticket? Here’s a look at the lively discussion. more »

Mar 23, 2015 2:00 PM People

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

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