Quintessentially queer for 10 years

The international queer film festival XPOSED bares all for the 10th time, showing classics like Stephen Elliott's gender-bending "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert," along with other films, shorts and a party. Don't miss! May 21-24. more »

May 13, 2015 11:30 AM Film

German Angst: Who's afraid of the Germans?

INTERVIEW. Cult filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit hasn't made a foray into horror for over 20 years. Now he's back along with Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall for the very German horror anthology "German Angst", playing in small Berlin cinemas now. more »

May 12, 2015 3:15 PM Film

Are you a man or a woman?

Four figures of Berlin’s nightlife wait backstage as they get ready to perform: "Gritty Glamour" explores post-migrant queer identity in a show that is refreshingly honest and beautifully performed. Check it May 27-30 at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. more »

Apr 28, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

Stage to screen and back: Yasmine Hamdan

During her spotlighted singing in Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch’s tale of bohemians as vampires, Yasmine Hamdan’s smoky eyes outacted Tilda Swinton. You’ll be just as mesmerised when she takes the stage at Lido on Tue, May 19. more »

May 13, 2015 1:00 PM Music & nightlife

A few questions for...The Soft Moon

Now The Soft Moon, Luis Vasquez had considered giving up on music when Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper found his demos while surfing Myspace. He’ll be proclaiming “We are We” to his fellow Berliners at Schwuz on Tue, May 19. more »

May 15, 2015 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

Expatriach: The next Generations

Expatriarch is back with more Generations, a four-night series in which established Berlin artists take emerging ones under their wing, starting with Aérea Negrot and Longopus. Watch their interview here and then join them on May 15 at Schwuz. more »

May 12, 2015 12:45 PM Music & nightlife

Van Gogh in 3D

INTERVIEW. Gimmicky or great? The multisensory exhibition Van Gogh Alive attracts atypical gallery audiences with music, video, and immersive installations at the Alte Münze. The preview is on from May 14 and full opening May 21. more »

May 5, 2015 4:15 PM Art

Exberliner video: Thoughts on my addiction

Theo Solnik talked to a Berlin expat coping with life after alcoholism. Watch his video portrait and read more about addiction in the May issue of Exberliner, on newsstands now. more »

May 7, 2015 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

The artists will not conform

Private collections aren’t usually must-sees, but Klaus Staeck was more than just a collector – he was a catalyst. "Kunst für alle" at AdK documents and catalogues the interplay between art and politics from the early 1960s through the present day. more »

May 7, 2015 1:30 PM Art

Wolfram Lotz: Lost in the Afghan rainforest

Mixing "Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now" with current events like piracy in Somalia and the Afghan war, playwright Lotz brings his anarchic production "Die lächerliche Finsternis" to Theatertreffen on May 13 and 14 at Berliner Festspiele. more »

May 11, 2015 1:30 PM Stage

Here, queer and techie

The world’s first queer tech festival is coming to Berlin on May 8 at FritzClub: #unit Festival is an event for the queer tech community driving at an open, inclusive atmosphere for all – not just the typical tech dude. more »

May 6, 2015 4:00 PM Culture 1 Comments

Lairs, war rooms and palaces

Famous production designer Sir Ken Adam designed the iconic sets for films like Dr Strangelove and Goldfinger. A retrospective at the Deutsche Kinemathek covers his life and work, including his Berlin childhood. See it before it closes May 17. more »

Apr 24, 2015 5:00 PM Art

Are we all addicts?

Our May issue is out on newsstands now and after reading it, you may never think about addiction in the same way. But just what is an addiction anyway? Read our interview with Dr. Andreas Heinz and then pick up a copy of our print edition. more »

Apr 27, 2015 5:00 PM Zeitgeist

A Few Questions for... Jeff Özdemir

INTERVIEW. Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Özdemir is not only the owner of the 33RPM record store, but also the man behind new album "Jeff Özdemir and Friends", which he'll premiere at Roter Salon on Apr 30, with friends. more »

Apr 28, 2015 11:45 AM , Music & nightlife

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  • Awe-inspiring action

    OUT NOW! The fourth installment in the "Mad Max" series steadily builds to the explosive climax of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and it's almost a religious experience. Tom Hardy doesn't disappoint, and Charlize Theron should be worshipped. more »

  • Truth and fiction

    OUT NOW! Directed by Alan Rickman, A LITTLE CHAOS lacks a bit of just that, and in turn, also substance. more »

  • Shot full of holes

    OUT NOW! With a leaky plot and more sex appeal than political intrigue, THE GUNMAN misses its mark. more »


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