The streets of Barcelona with Catalonian flags. Photo by Otger Cataló (CC BY 3.0)

Letter from Catalonia: Candlelight and kitchen pots

In our newest guest column, read our special on-the-ground reports of what's happening on the streets of Barcelona from American journalist and Barcelona resident-of-two-decades Lynn Baiori. more

Oct 19, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Konrad Werner: The pointless AfD-appeasing refugee cap

The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Wladek Flakin: Shut down the ICU?

Wladek has a friend in the ICU. And yet he's hoping the nurses will go on strike. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: No, the AfD isn't falling apart

It was fun watching Frauke Petry walk out of the AfD's triumphal press conference this week. But it doesn't mean the party is disintegrating. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Wladek Flakin: Left-wing blues

How the hell did the AfD get 12.6 percent? Wladek notes that even "The Left", and in particular Die Linke figurehead Sahra Wagenknecht, is moving to the right. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Jamaica's not that bad

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

John Riceburg: Left of left

The Left Party (Die Linke) or the other nine small parties just not left enough for you? Wladek looks at three communist parties that are even further to the left. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

ILB Blog: One for the books

As we wrap up this year's ILB, we reflect on our favorite moments and overall takeaways. more

Sep 18, 2017 4:00 PM , , The Berlin Blog

ILB interview: Charlotte Wood

Fresh off her 2016 Stella Prize for her novel, The Natural Way of Things, Australian author Charlotte Wood talked to us about Berlin, feminism, and the immersive power of fiction writing. more

Sep 16, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

ILB interview: Madeleine Thien

Canadian author Madeleine Thien read from her award-winning book "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" last night at the Berliner Festspiele. We chatted with her beforehand about Berlin, history and how one should not look at China. more

Sep 15, 2017 3:05 PM The Berlin Blog