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Searching for radicals

Germany has banned ISIS, but this doesn’t seem to have stopped ever more youth from joining the jihad in Syria. Who are Berlin’s recruits? We went looking for extremists and found… “Salafists”. more »

Dec 19, 2014 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Is Bread & Butter toast?

Monday's news that Bread and Butter was bankrupt came as a big surprise to many Berliners. One week after Klaus Wowereit left office, Karl-Heinz Müller's baby is in shambles. In 2009, things looked very different for the B&B boss. Read our interview. more »

Dec 18, 2014 11:15 AM People

Slow Politics, big results

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more »

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Escape for the winter

A new-ish Hungarian gaming import is testing the waters here: live-action room escapes. Will Berliners line up to get shut in? more »

Dec 10, 2014 4:40 PM Zeitgeist

How to talk about Islam in ISIS times?

The Western media paints a dark picture of Islam, equating the 1.6 billion followers to the few foulest parts, but our latest issue shows you many more faces of ISLAM IN BERLIN. On stands now! more »

Dec 3, 2014 5:00 PM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Our December ISLAM issue!

Beyond the sensationalist headlines, our December issue unveils the many realities of Berlin's Muslim communities. Read our Islam special, on newsstands now! more »

Nov 26, 2014 5:15 PM Features 1 Comments

Snowden’s defender

Miss the premiere of whistleblower doco "1971" last night? The kick-ass panel afterwards, including Wolfgang Kaleck, Snowden’s legal support in Europe, touched on anonymity then and now and much more. Now read our interview with him here. more »

Nov 21, 2014 11:55 AM People

Slow Politics: "There’s so much more happening"

Time to reinvent democracy! The Slow Politics Symposium is kicking off Nov 13 at Supermarkt! Public talks happen on Sat, Nov 15 – with everyone invited to join! We caught up with author and activist Marina Sitrin. more »

Nov 13, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

The day the GDR took my mum away from me

Life in the GDR was not all Spreewaldgurken and flowery wallpaper. The socialist dictatorship’s Zwangsadoption (forced adoption) programme separated thousands of children from their parents. Katrin Behr was one of them. more »

Nov 7, 2014 5:10 PM People

Photo by Anna Agliardi

The Wall for sale

From GDR auctions to spray-painted original souvenir to total fakes, the past – and present – of selling off the Berliner Mauer is a curious business indeed. more »

Nov 6, 2014 4:10 PM , Zeitgeist

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

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