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Gizem Adiyaman (left) and Lucia Luciano (right) of hip hop party series Hoe_mies. Photo by Alex Kleis

Intersectional feminism has hit the Berlin music scene! With the We Make Waves festival and conference on the horizon (Nov 9-11), we looked at initiatives that support female musicians and DJs while inviting other marginalised groups to the party. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:25 PM Zeitgeist

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At Schaubühne, Milo Rau contemplates the Russian Revolution through Lenin's dying days. The next performances are Nov 4-5, 16-19 (in German). more

Nov 1, 2017 1:20 PM Stage

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Photo by Alice Wheeler

INTERVIEW! Join Exberliner and Soundwatch film festival on Thursday, November 16, 7:30pm at Lichtblick Kino for the Berlin premiere of Yony Leyser's "Queercore" with Walter Crasshole and Constanza Godoy for a Q&A. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:30 AM Film

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1917, Deutsches Historisches Museum. Photo courtesy of the Staatliches Museum für Zeitgenössische Geschichte, Moskau

The Deutsches Historisches Museum tries to connect the Revolution's past and present in their exhibition 1917, with mixed results. It's on through April 15. more

Nov 1, 2017 1:40 PM Culture

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: The fascist bookstore? more

Nov 8, 2017 12:30 PM Zeitgeist

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Contemporary artists have their say on the centennial in Israeli exhibition The Kids Want Communism. Catch it before it's over Nov 12. more

Nov 1, 2017 4:30 PM Art

This month’s jam-packed film calendar looks set to keep spirits high as the nights draw in. First up is the Italian Film Festival (Nov 9-12), followed by Interfilm (Nov 20-26) and it's rounded out by Around the World in 14 Films (Nov 23-Dec 2). more

Nov 6, 2017 12:00 PM , , Film

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November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Racism at Schwuz? more

Nov 1, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

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INTERVIEW: Can a theatre director change the world? Milo Rau isn't sure, but that hasn't stopped him from trying. He spoke to us about his three recent projects: a play about Lenin, a "General Assembly", and a film about the Congo. more

Nov 2, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

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Day of the October Revolution, 1938. Public domain.

Wladek Flakin: 100 years after October

Did you miss it? Yesterday (Nov 7) was the 100th anniversary of Russia's October Revolution. Wladek wishes there had been a party in Berlin. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW! It's all about what it means to be a citizen at Berliner Gazette's "Friendly Fire" conference (Nov 2-4 at ZK/U)! Don't miss author of "The Cosmopolites" Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on day two getting in on the citizenship conversation. more

Nov 2, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Identity politics have arrived in Berlin, and the shitstorms are coming fast and furious. Our November issue explores the many race, sexuality and gender identity battles being fought all over town, from the Schwuz fiasco to white dreadlocks. more

Nov 1, 2017 11:30 AM Features

INTERVIEW! Curator Julian Cox on bringing Message to the Future, a major retrospective on firebrand American photographer Danny Lyon, to C/O. more

Oct 24, 2017 2:00 PM Art

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Berliner Festspiele's Jazzfest is kicking off Tue, Oct 31, but for those who don't know, Charlottenburg used to be the epicentre of jazz in Berlin... and today, a trio of venues sustain the scene in their own unique ways. more

Oct 24, 2017 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

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Graal-Müritz, Franz-Kafka-Weg. Photo by Assenmacher (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Konrad Werner: Merkel's coalition talks will never end

Angela Merkel's fourth government will be one long coalition negotiation. Just like life, isn't it? more

Oct 30, 2017 2:20 PM The Berlin Blog

Ready for a world of jazz? From the genre's roots in the US to its far-flung offshoot in Norway, Jazzfest gathers 150 musicians at the Festspiele, A-Trane and Lido to celebrate its 54th edition (Oct 31-Nov 5). more

Oct 25, 2017 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW The post-punk poets of FITH tell us the difference between Manchester and Berlin before their show at Privatclub on October 24. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:00 AM Music & nightlife

Settlers from Israel are flocking to Charlottenburg, where they find synagogues, certified kosher shops and restaurants, a secure environment and many fellow Jews. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund on his surprise Palme d’Or winner "The Square", which hits Berlin cinemas on October 19. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:00 PM Film

Turkey's most famous novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk comes to Berlin for a reading of his latest novel "The Red-Haired Woman" on October 16. We grabbed the busy author for quick chat about the book, myths and daddy issues. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM Culture

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