INTERVIEW! The International Literature Festival came to an end last night. We talked to one of its most inspiring guests: Flemming Rose, the man behind 2005’s infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons. more »

Sep 19, 2016 12:10 PM Culture

INTERVIEW! Refugees... in space! Halil Altindere is hitting Berlin Art Week with a jarring dystopian proposal: send them to Mars. Check out "Space Refugee" opening at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on Sep 14. more »

Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM Art


Rigaer Straße. Photo by Angela M. Arnold (CC BY-SA 3.0)

With the Berlin elections on September 18, gentrification is on everyone's lips. From "Oma Anni" to the squatters of Rigaer 94, Dan Borden looks at the ways Berliners are fighting the G-monster. more »

Sep 6, 2016 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

With his latest work "Shylock Is My Name", Jacobson digs deep into the world of Shakespeare to re-evaluate perceptions of Jews in literature. He reads from "Shylock" on Sep 13, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 13, 2016 1:00 PM Culture

Through efforts from King Felipe VI of Spain and President Joachim Gauck, the exhibition El Siglo de Oro brings the biggest show of Spanish art outside Spain to Berlin. Check out Spanish Golden Age at the Gemäldegalerie through Oct 30. more »

Sep 12, 2016 11:00 AM Art

Nasrin's first novel sent her into exile back in 1994. Now the writer, poet and activist is speaking on feminism and political Islam at the ILB. Catch more author Q&As from the International Literature Festival here throughout the fest! more »

Sep 9, 2016 12:00 PM Culture

INTERVIEW. Israelis have a voice here, but Palestinians, not so much. Curators of "After the Last Sky" Anna-Esther Younes and Pary El-Qualqili aim to change that with their fest at Ballhaus Naunynstraße starting Sep 9. more »

Sep 5, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal, the controversial author behind 2084: The End of the World, sounds off on Islam and why "we cannot talk about anything anymore." Catch him at the International Literature Festival Berlin Sep 6 and 7. more »

Sep 1, 2016 11:35 AM People

Even if you don't know the name, you've heard his work – Rosemary's Baby, anyone? Kino Arsenal celebrates the legendary career of Polish film composer Krzystof Komeda Sep 7-20. more »

Sep 7, 2016 3:30 PM Film

The beat goes on at this year's Musikfest. For 19 days the classical music festival gives the drummer some love. Check it out Sep 2-20 at various venues across the city. more »

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! How Alex Gibney learned to start worrying and fear the cyberbomb in "Zero Days", opening in Berlin cinemas on Sep 1. more »

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Film

For losers, the Club der Polnischen Versager have managed to keep a good thing going for a respectable amount of time. Celebrate their 15th anniversary on Sat, Sep 3 at 20:00! Read their story here first. more »

Sep 2, 2016 3:00 PM Culture

Welcome to Polski Berlin! Our September issue is all about Berlin's Polish people and places – and a road trip to Wroclaw. Plus an interview with novelist Boualem Sansal about his dystopian vision of Islam, the month's can't-miss events and more! more »

Aug 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

How to spot a gay from miles away... Walter Crasshole lets you in on the Berlin gay uniform. more »

Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Berlin-born singer-songwriter Paula Tebbens gives her two cents on why it's Copenhagen and not Berlin for folk singers, and what's so special about the Melodica Festival crowd. Melodica hits Birgit & Bier Sep 3-4. more »

Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Summer isn’t just for relaxation – if you’re an adrenaline junkie, now’s your chance to go bungee jumping out in the Berlin suburbs. We tried it out. more »

Aug 26, 2016 2:00 AM Zeitgeist

Get your outside swimming kicks in now – not all indoor pools have secure futures (as evident from their pasts). Dan Borden takes a dive into the history and (doomed?) future of three beloved public swimming spots. more »

Aug 24, 2016 1:15 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Death in Vegas frontman Richard Fearless certainly fits his moniker. He dishes on everything from the state of the British music scene to working with former porn star Sasha Grey ahead of his performance at Berlin Atonal on Aug 26. more »

Aug 18, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Most of you know of poet and activist Audre Lorde, but did you know she spent some of her last years here in Berlin? Dagmar Schultz' doco details them in "Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years", screening Sat, Sep 3 at Lichtblick at 20:30. more »

Aug 23, 2016 4:30 PM Film

Everybody hates a clown and maybe that's why the circus gets such a bad rap (that and the animal issues). The Berlin Circus Festival promises fun without almost none of that. Check it out on Tempelhofer Feld Aug 26-Sep 4. more »

Aug 24, 2016 3:00 PM The Best of Berlin

Don't let the abundance of bare butts at Berlin beaches fool you: the grand German tradition of public nudity has experienced serious shrinkage since its GDR glory days. We talked to ex-Ossis and nudist club owners to find out the naked truth. more »

Aug 4, 2016 12:30 PM Culture

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