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INTERVIEW! Defying all expectations, the surprise hit at Cannes this year was not only German, but a comedy! Three-time director Maren Ade's tale of prankster dad and his corporate daughter, "Toni Erdmann" charms Germany starting Jul 14. more »

Jul 14, 2016 10:30 AM Film

Pick up the fork and the smart device! "Thirsting for Salt" is a multi-part experimental performance and installation tying together culture, family, technology and, of course, food Jul 20-21. Exberliner's Lily Kelting explains what's cookin'. more »

Jul 18, 2016 2:00 PM Stage

Exberliner and The Reader proudly represent the first of three runners-up in our Berlin Short Fiction Award – Callie Payne's "Tooth". Each week, expect a new summer short story for your enjoyment. Read the winner in our July/Aug double issue. more »

Jul 8, 2016 2:00 PM Culture

Ready to get out of Berlin for a weekend festival? We've rounded up the best of this summer's from reggae to opera. more »

Jul 8, 2016 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

Bogotá based jazz quartet Bituin chats about Wassermusik's 2016 theme, "The Other Caribbean". Starting Jul 8, Haus der Kulturen der Welt brings you four weekends of summery world music and films to stage. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

For what might be the last time, Foreign Affairs (Jul 7-17) blurs the lines between theatre, music and art at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and stages across the city. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

This summer’s best production of Much Ado about Nothing doesn’t have anything to do with Shakespeare – it’s the anticlimactic Eating Refugees action from the Center for Political Beauty. Now that it's over, Lily Kelting asks what it accomplished. more »

Jul 6, 2016 4:16 PM Stage

As Frank Castorf’s departure as artistic director of the Volksbühne looms, his latest production is more of an insider's farewell than anything groundbreaking. "Die Kabale der Scheinheiligen" will be performed this Sat, Jul 9 at 19:00. more »

Jul 7, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Martin Teff, of post-rock electronic band Vessels, talks about the band's change from cerebral to dance music. Don't miss them play Foreign Affairs on July 9 at Haus der Berlin Festspiele. more »

Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! Writer/director Baker managed to turn his iPhone 5S-shot film into a gimmick-free, distinctly fabulous and heartfelt look at the hustle of trans working girls in Los Angeles – fears, flare-ups, friendships and all. It opens July 7. more »

Jul 4, 2016 4:00 PM Film

From neoliberals to hippie dreamers, the spectrum of people talking about basic income runs the gamut. Read our interview with one of its proponents and then go learn more for yourself on Thu, Jul 7 at SRH Hochschule's basic income conference. more »

Jun 28, 2016 1:20 AM Zeitgeist

We all know how great summer in Berlin is... but what about Brandenburg? Time to head out to the country and meet nude swimmers, eel fishermen, karaoke farmers and famous authors in our jam-packed July-August double issue. more »

Jun 30, 2016 12:45 PM Zeitgeist

Faced with the option of buying their co-op, will Spreefeld residents cross into the dark side of capitalism? more »

Jun 28, 2016 1:05 AM Zeitgeist

John Riceburg: The end of the commie holiday

Kicking off Jun 29, the Fusion festival is turning 20 – and, if rumors are true, this year's gathering might be the last. John RIceburg looks back at flying caterpillars, apocalyptic bunkers and an experiment in anti-capitalist entertainment. more »

Jun 27, 2016 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! British director Ben Wheatley discusses his adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel High-Rise, a period social commentary that doubles as a sci-fi satire. The film opens in Berlin on Jun 28. more »

Jun 30, 2016 11:45 AM Film

Like your movies short, sweet and to the point? Check out the 90 works on offer at the Berlin Short Film Festival, starting Jun 30 at Babylon Mitte and on through Jul 4. more »

Jun 27, 2016 11:54 AM Film

INTERVIEW! Journalist and writer Rasha Abbas recounts her tribulations as a Syrian in Germany – from learning the language to falling in with Berlin hipsters – in "The Invention of German Grammar". Catch her at the E-Book Festival on Jun 25 at 20:00! more »

Jun 22, 2016 3:15 PM Culture

The alternative CSD in Kreuzberg returns this Sat, Jun 25 and with that the Gay Berliner is back! Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: Does “queer” still mean anything in Berlin? more »

Jun 22, 2016 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! The hotly anticipated (and Cannes-contested) Refn film, "The Neon Demon", hits Berlin cinemas June 23. more »

Jun 21, 2016 12:30 PM Film

Konrad Werner: The Brits are going

There's plenty of Brexit talk in Berlin -- but what does it actually mean for the approximate 105,965 British citizens living in Germany? Here's a breakdown ahead of the June 23 vote. more »

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

The city's prolific indie disco party Karrera Klub turns 20 this year! DJ and co-founder Spencer Theile explains the history of an indie institution in techno-centric Berlin. Celebrate with them Jun 24 at Lido and Bi Nuu. more »

Jun 21, 2016 2:45 PM Music & nightlife

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