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The Berlin post-family

It might be Berlin, but does that make it easier to raise a family outside of societal norms? An increasing number of Berliners are breaking out of the nuclear mould, creating patchwork families, rainbow families and tri-parent families.

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The rules of app-traction

Summer is sizzling so why shouldn't your love life be too? With these handy apps you can swipe, tap and ogle your way to true love or if that's not your style... a hot, sticky one night fling. more »

Jul 22, 2014 , , , , Zeitgeist

Club death and transfiguration

Cookies shuts its doors for the final time after July 19, but that's just the tip of the iceberg of Mitte's moribund nightlife scene. Is the party over for the formerly happening district and what does it spell for the rest of Berlin? more »

Jul 15, 2014 Zeitgeist (4 Comments)

World Cup: Red card for FIFA

Excited about more World Cup fun with Germany vs. the US Jun 26? Not so fast. Call him a killjoy, but Andrew Jennings is hammering in the last nail in the coffin of FIFA's credibility with his new book on that “desperate old thief” Sepp Blatter. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Zeitgeist

Save Berlin: A tale of two condos

New rich vs. Berlin poor: the continuing tale of Berlin's future urban landscape. But examples of affordable and conscious new housing are surfacing. Dan Borden on the revolutionary Spreefeld housing project – and its evil twin across the river. more »

Jun 24, 2014 Zeitgeist (2 Comments)

Full moon sex: A night at Schwelle7

What really goes on at Berlin's most experimental BDSM pleasure palace? With the next full moon party approaching (June 13), we went deep, deep inside its lair, Schwelle7. Pick up our June issue for an interview with the man behind the moon. more »

Jun 12, 2014 Zeitgeist

Loveless in Berlin

Our June issue is here, and love is in the air! We talk to perfect and odd couples, visit a BDSM guru, test out dating apps, pick up chicks on Alex and answer the ultimate question: why can't smart, sexy women find lasting love in Berlin? Read on... more »

May 28, 2014 Zeitgeist (42 Comments)

Tempelhof: Don’t fence me in!

The city of Berlin has certainly touched a nerve with its plans to build on the city's unique open field. On May 25 the 100% Tempelhofer Feld initiative, which would keep the Feld wild, is put to a vote. Dan Borden explores what's at stake. more »

May 21, 2014 Zeitgeist (2 Comments)

Serving two masters

With a new law set to allow dual citizenship for the first time, Germany's forced choice nationality policy is set to change. Exberliner examines what this change really means, talking both to the experts and the people set to be most effected. more »

Apr 28, 2014 Zeitgeist

Death by brands

What has become of the once charismatic kiez, Mitte's Alte and Neue Schönhauser Straße? Falling victim to rising rents, many of the liveliest independent boutiques have been replaced by chain stores. A few fight on, but is the end coming? more »

Apr 24, 2014 Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

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 , , , Zeitgeist (1 Comments)

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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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