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Life is like a box of pasta

INTERVIEW. Naked people, defecating pasta and explorations of Mediterranean identities: The work of Sasha Waltz proteges, Nicola Mascia and Matan Zamir, To this purpose only is on May 23 and 24 at Radialsystem V. more »

May 22, 2015 11:30 AM Stage

Theatertreffen blog: Baby's first Castorf

This year's Theatertreffen went out with a bang. Sunday's presentation of Baal was the last hurrah for Frank Castorf's controversial production, Castorf added numerous other texts to the original play. Rebecca Jacobson was witness to the madness. more »

May 20, 2015 3:30 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Celluloid pride

Berlin is gay! Need proof? Look no further than the silver screen. With the 10th XPosed International Queer Film Festival kicking off on Thu, May 21 at Moviemento, we outline just how the city got that rep. more »

May 20, 2015 2:00 PM Film

Eurovision: Where to sing along

This Saturday, May 23, TV sets, laptops and tablets across Europe will be looking towards Vienna for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest finals. But watching it alone is no fun. Here are our tips for where to watch the big game! more »

May 19, 2015 4:00 PM Music & nightlife

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 »

May 15, 2015 3:00 PM Film

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

The real cost of coal

OUT NOW! In the documentary LA BUENA VIDA, Jairo Fuentes attempts to negotiate to to save his community from El Cerrejón coal mine, and raises the question of what "the good life" really is. more »

May 14, 2015 4:15 PM Film

EXBlicks: A refugee behind the camera

INTERVIEW. Catch the winner of our 2015 Exberliner Film Award! Tami Liberman's atypical portrait of refugee life in Berlin, "Napps: Memoire of an Invisible Man", turns an unnamed African into cameraman and co-director. Mon, May 18 at Lichtblick. more »

May 14, 2015 10:30 AM Film

Licking Italian lakes

Poet and New Zealand expat Sandra Sarala's newest book, "Looking for Lago di Lecco" (Lake of Licks), like her, is unconventional. In the form of handmade postcards, single-poem editions and more, the first editions come out on Thu, May 14 at CdPV. more »

May 13, 2015 1:00 PM Art

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

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

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