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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

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

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

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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

The disruptors

Don’t fight the system – disrupt it! Meet the subversive, satirical, risk-taking Berliners trying to effect change from within. more »

Nov 4, 2014 1:50 PM Zeitgeist

Up in vapour!

In the cinemas, on the train platforms and in the flats of your non-smoking friends. With the decline in popularity of conventional tobacco, e-cigarettes are Berlin’s latest trend among those who are hesitant to stub out their fag permanently. more »

Oct 28, 2014 3:15 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

2014: Big Brother in Berlin

Facebook knows your friends and political affinities, and Instagram knows what you had for dinner. But who are they telling? As Orwell’s dystopian world turns 30, are Berliners in danger of becoming transparent citizens? more »

Sep 30, 2014 2:35 PM , Zeitgeist

Where the spies are

Berlin is once again a capital of international espionage and, mirroring of its Cold War heyday, a proxy battleground between Washington and Moscow. So perhaps those inconspicuous office buildings around the city aren't just offices after all... more »

Sep 30, 2014 1:40 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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