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May 23, 2017 4:00 PM Features

Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

May 18, 2017 1:00 PM People

INTERVIEW: Native Berliner Ersan Mondtag returns to Theatertreffen with the post-apocalyptic "Die Vernichtung" (The Extermination). Catch it May 20 and 21 (with English surtitles) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

May 17, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

The young, creatives that shaped Berlin are losing their studio spaces, victims of their own cool cachet. But the city just purchased the empty Haus der Statistik building to alleviate this problem. Can the city's artists push victory further? more

May 18, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Theatertreffen Blog: Free hugs in a one-room democracy

Can free hugs make a better world? Probably not. But they do feel good. Berlin’s Social Muscle Club invited guests from their now-global network to host a give-and-take performance as part of the new "Shifting Perspectives" platform. more

May 17, 2017 1:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Konrad Werner: No more love for the SPD?

The North Rhine-Westphalia result is sad, but then again it's the SPD's own fault. more

May 16, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW! Is the discourse about privilege and race dangerously behind here in Germany compared to the US? Journalist Mohamed Amjahid thinks so and is ready to change that with his new book "Unter Weißen". more

May 11, 2017 2:00 PM People 3 Comments

We spoke with Michael LaFond, founder of Berlin's annual Experimentdays festival for innovative housing projects (May 11-14), for the low-down on nine developments on Berlin's urban landscape. more

May 11, 2017 1:30 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Happy 149th birthday, Magnus Hirschfeld! As the anniversary approaches for the pioneering sexologist's birth (and, coincidentally, death) this Sunday, May 14, we look back at the legacy he left behind. more

May 10, 2017 1:10 PM People

Frank Castorf ’s seven-hour "Faust" is his last lap before the Volksbühne sells its soul. But is it any good? Find out and then catch May 12, 14, 26 and 27. more

May 10, 2017 1:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Podemos is among us! Hundreds of young Spaniards are organising from Berlin to change politics in their home country. Filmmaker Michelangelo Severgnini's crowdfunded doc on the Hauptstadt's chapter premieres May 15 at Moviemento. more

Jun 2, 2016 2:30 AM , Film

INTERVIEW! Romuald Karmakar returns to Clubland for his hypnotic new documentary "Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht". It opens in Berlin cinemas on May 11. more

May 10, 2017 12:30 PM Film

Berlin's got sexy nightlife in spades, but the burlesque community’s a little scattershot. Primitiv is holding things down, though: with a biweekly Sunday Soiree (May 14, 7:30pm) and the more kitschier event series, Poetry Brothel. more

May 10, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

Remember those colourful friendship bracelets you used to make as a kid? Dörte Bundt offers to expand on that childhood skill by teaching Berliners the groovy, decades-old art of macrame at California Dreaming. Next one is May 21 at Hallesches Haus. more

May 15, 2017 1:40 PM The Best of Berlin

My Macron hangover

Stop sending me congratulatory messages about the French elections, says Françoise Poilâne. French voters may have resolutely said "non" to a right-wing presidency, but now we have Macron. We might be vaguely 'relieved', but happy? more

May 9, 2017 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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"Three Sisters". Photo by Sandra Then

Theatertreffen Blog: First world problems

Welcome to the 2017 Theatertreffen Blog! Our stage editor, Lily Kelting, looks back at the opening weekend’s productions – and discovers two bold, but utterly different artistic positions about the state of things. more

May 10, 2017 2:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

INTERVIEW! A chat about Muslims, Merkel and motherhood with AfD’s Beatrix von Storch, the most controversial female politician in Berlin. more

May 4, 2017 10:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

TONIGHT! The UdK's Crescendo Festival opens with a 75-minute condensed version of Wagner's Ring Cycle, accompanied by a new video work that brings the contentious composer's ideas and motifs out of the past. We talked to its creator. more

May 5, 2017 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

The weather might not feel like it at the moment, but open-air cinema season is just around the corner! Here's what to expect at Berlin's Freiluftkinos in May. more

May 2, 2017 3:00 PM Film

From May 3-10, celebrate Polish cinema with festival circuit favourites and Conrad-inspired classics at the FilmPolska festival. more

May 2, 2017 3:15 PM Film

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