John Riceburg: Crowdsource my vote!

John is allowed to vote for the first time – but all the parties seem pretty awful. Can you help him out? more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Tanz im August: Layered connections

What does it mean to be an interracial couple 50 years after the US Loving case? Is this discussion still necessary?? Definitely, say Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild in their episodic piece “In Bodies We Trust”. Lily Kelting explains. more

Aug 16, 2017 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Too much English in Berlin, Herr Spahn?

Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Blood on the streets

This is a Gris public service announcement! After witnessing a pretty horrific accident on streets in Mitte, Seymour pleads for traffic safety – including foot and bicycle – on the streets of Berlin. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

John Riceburg: Up to our knees in Scheiße

Is this summer of epic rain in Berlin going to be the new normal? John's flooded apartment building suggests that climate change is already part of our daily lives. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Tanz im August: We’re back, y’all!

Lily Kelting returns as our dedicated Tanz im August blogger: Last year she got sweat upon and brought home confetti in her bra. She hopes the 29th Tanz im August is as intimate and impactful. And she's confident it will be. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: The German car crisis

Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. more

Aug 1, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: The NSU prosecutors' argument is a joke

After 375 trial days, this week the prosecutors in the NSU trial started presenting their closing argument – and left everyone wondering if they knew what was happening. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Wladek Flakin: Radical left murder plots?

Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: When is Europe going to stand up for itself?

Turkey is imprisoning people at will, Poland is subjugating the judiciary, Hungary is putting up anti-semitic posters and beating the shit out of migrants. Why are we still complaining about politics when democracy is being unravelled? more

Jul 21, 2017 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog