INTERVIEW! The robots are coming! New festival Wir sind die Roboter fills the Musikbrauerei with the mind-warping booming, beeping and humming only mechanical musicians can make. Read our chat with the curators then catch it Sep 29-Oct 1. more »

Sep 26, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

OUT NOW! Compared to Laura Poitras' far superior Citizenfour, Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN proves that some fiction will never compare to the thrilling truth, making this film unnecessary. more »

Sep 22, 2016 11:15 AM Film

INTERVIEW! The International Literature Festival came to an end last night. We talked to one of its most inspiring guests: Flemming Rose, the man behind 2005’s infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons. more »

Sep 19, 2016 12:10 PM Culture

Over the course of a 23-year literary career, Swiss-born London-based Alain de Botton developed a style of writing wholly his own. He reads from "The Course of Love" on September 17, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 17, 2016 11:30 AM Culture

OUT NOW! The third installment of the trilogy, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, is a thinly-veiled take on US politics, but ultimately lacks bite. more »

Sep 15, 2016 1:00 PM Film

Poland’s fourth-largest city has been crowned the 2016 European Capital of Culture, and Berlin’s offering to take you there on a “Kulturzug” for just €38 round-trip through September 25. Is it worth it? We went to find out. more »

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM Culture

OUT NOW! Richard Tanne's SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU is a surprisingly effective slice of heightened naturalism in the vain of Linklater and Barry Jenkins' "Medicine for Melancholy". more »

Sep 15, 2016 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Ron Howard's Beatles doco EIGHT DAYS A WEEK may do little more than show us what we already know about the world's biggest band. more »

Sep 15, 2016 11:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW! A low-budget, fictionalised account of the Obamas’ chaste first date might sound like a made-for-TV nightmare, but Tanne’s directorial debut is in fact an impressive slice of lo-fi heightened realism. It opens Sep 15. more »

Sep 14, 2016 3:00 PM Film

With his latest work "Shylock Is My Name", Jacobson digs deep into the world of Shakespeare to re-evaluate perceptions of Jews in literature. He reads from "Shylock" on Sep 13, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 13, 2016 1:00 PM Culture

INTERVIEW! Refugees... in space! Halil Altindere is hitting Berlin Art Week with a jarring dystopian proposal: send them to Mars. Check out "Space Refugee" opening at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on Sep 14. more »

Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM Art

Deepti Kapoor opens up to readers what she believes to be the "real" India in debut novel "A Bad Character". She reads from her debut novel on Monday, September 12, 9pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Through efforts from King Felipe VI of Spain and President Joachim Gauck, the exhibition El Siglo de Oro brings the biggest show of Spanish art outside Spain to Berlin. Check out Spanish Golden Age at the Gemäldegalerie through Oct 30. more »

Sep 12, 2016 11:00 AM Art

Don’t let the screens and AI fool you – this edition of the Berlin Biennale draws warmth from the most surprising of places. more »

Sep 12, 2016 12:00 AM Art

Neel Mukherjee draws his narratives from his native Calcutta and received much praise for his first book, "Past Continuous". He reads from his sophomore effort on September 10, 7:30pm at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more »

Sep 10, 2016 1:30 PM Culture

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