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Urban solidarity

Did you know you can get free concert tickets if you're short on cash? Or ride along on the BVG with a button-wearing good samaritan? Here are five ways people are helping each other get a leg up in Berlin. more »

Apr 7, 2014 by , , , in Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

OUT NOW! Our APRIL issue!

This April's all about families: past and future. We talk to the descendants of a death camp commander, a radical lefty and a GDR leader and look at nuclear-free constellations. Plus alt schools, Alte Schönhauser, an anti-toddler rant and more! more »

Mar 31, 2014 in Features (1 Comments)

Indie mums

Our April issue is all about families in Berlin – in all their constellations. Read our bit here on "indie mums", the new breed of single mothers who are anything but lonely. For more, buy a copy of our April issues available on newsstands or online. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by , in Zeitgeist

Ken Loach: "We're unstoppable"

At this year’s Berlinale, British director Ken Loach was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of cinema. The filmmaker and veteran political activist hasn’t lost his faith in the power of workers to bring about change. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People (1 Comments)

Save Berlin: Zoo York

With the Bikinihaus, now renamed Bikini Berlin, reopening on April 3, Dan Borden explores how the West is reclaiming its Times Square status, from Bahnhof Zoo to Zoo Palast and everything between. more »

Mar 24, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

Hilfe! The Spaniards are coming!

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? more »

Mar 17, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (4 Comments)

"There are women like us who like their jobs."

The sex work debate in Germany shows no signs of abating and prominent feminists like those with Emma spearheaded a campaign against it. But that’s only one side of the argument. Some sex workers in Germany argue the merits of their profession. more »

Mar 7, 2014 by in People

"A woman is not a consumer product."

Is prostitution anti-feminist? One of the leading voices in German feminism, Alice Schwarzer's Emma magazine, ran a virulent campaign against prostitution last year. The campaign's co-initiator and journalist Chantal Louis explains. more »

Mar 5, 2014 by in People (2 Comments)

Finding a home in Berlin

Think finding a flat is hard? Try it as an unemployed welfare recipient. For Berlin’s most vulnerable residents, the housing shortage is becoming a homeless crisis. People in Germany's Hartz-IV system are facing the streets. more »

Mar 3, 2014 by in Zeitgeist

Screw the BVG!

Fresh from our March issue, Wladek Flakin unleashes a world of rage on Berlin's public transportation system and its problems. Read this and more in our March issue! Also, check out what people like you think of the BVG in our vox pop and chime in. more »

Feb 27, 2014 by in Zeitgeist (32 Comments)

Ask Hans-Torsten

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com.

Save Berlin

Dan Borden on Berlin's ever-changing landscape

Image of a Generation

The posters from Jeremy Shaw's 2011 piece.

Style on the street

Our fashion-clockers find style everywhere in Berlin

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