Wladek Flakin: Lefty pyros

Early Monday morning, anonymous lefties set fire to train lines across Germany. Wladek says: Time for a re-think. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Helmut Kohl, at least he believed in something

Here's something nice about Helmut Kohl. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: The great bike clog

Last Sunday, Berlin saw the biggest bike demonstration in the world – and perhaps the biggest traffic jam in years. For John, pissing off so many car owners was pure glee. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Deflated innocence

Why doesn't the "Die Welt" balloon have "Die Welt" anymore, and what's that have to do with the reason why German newspapers almost never criticize German businesses? more

Jun 13, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Wladek Flakin: Riot against deportation

When police tried to deport a Nuremberg student from Afghanistan, they were met with a small riot – proof the city has come a long way since the Nazi days. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: No cross on the Schloss, please – a banana will do!

The Humboldt Forum wants to plant a golden cross on top of its political wipe-out of East German culture in the name of "history". Any claim to history on the side of the pro-Schloss folks is a sham anyways, says Gris. more

Jun 7, 2017 2:15 PM The Berlin Blog

Ben Knight: Canned – the Cannes blog

Ben went to the Cannes film festival this year, exposing himself to dangerous levels of middle class ennui. more

May 29, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin 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

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

Konrad Werner: Saudi Arabia is Germany's new moral guru

Saudi Arabia has said it won't bother Germany for more weapons again, because of the political problems. The German government is all like: Oh, we don't mind. We sold a load of "Dingos" to a Kurdish warlord. more

May 3, 2017 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog