Alex Rennie

Is Riefenstahl's masterpiece "Olympia" a Nazi film? Here's the history, the scandals and the indomitable woman behind Nazi Germany’s sports epic. More on Third Reich films at our EXBlicks: Verbotene Filme on Mar 1, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:45 PM Film

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Germany's minimum wage, but plenty of Berlin restaurants still aren't paying workers the legal €8.50/hour, at least on paper. How do they get away with it? And why might it actually be a good thing? more

Jan 19, 2016 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

It hasn't been all hattricks and trophies for TuS Makkabi, Berlin's only Jewish football club. Even today, anti-Semitism occasionally rears its ugly head both on and off the pitch, but the club has carried on, staying true to its origins. more

Dec 10, 2015 5:00 PM Zeitgeist

With the COP 21 climate change conference having just kicked off in Paris, we turn our eyes to pollution right here in Berlin. Few are aware that we have some of the worst air pollution in Europe. What is the city doing about it? Surprisingly little. more

Dec 1, 2015 11:55 AM , Zeitgeist 3 Comments

INTERVIEW: A man as candid and refreshing as his records are, John Grant brings new album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” to PBHFCLUB Thu, Nov 26. We talked to him about Berlin, his HIV story and what's in a mid-life crisis. more

Nov 23, 2015 11:15 AM Music & nightlife 1 Comments

Baltimore quartet Lower Dens routinely dazzles the critics with tight-knit tunes and an unfettered originality. Hunter and band bring this year’s Escape from Evil to Bi Nuu on Nov 10. more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 PM Music & nightlife

Yearning for a bygone age when music’s number one format was a compact collection of magnetic tapes, finger-wound reels and chunky plastic cartridges? If so, Germany's inaugural Cassette Store Day is on at ACUD and KussKuss Oct 17. more

Oct 14, 2015 12:15 PM Music & nightlife

Thu, Oct 15 sees the last instalment of Expatriarch's Generations. Dance out the season with Tama Sumo and her pick The Neighbourhood Character at Schwuz and check out the two artists here first in a video meeting of the minds. more

Oct 12, 2015 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

Synthesisers and peeled-back keys, gigs with supermarket shills and krautrock legends; Arnold Kasar's tried it all. He joins Hans-Joachim Roedelius for Lifelines, Thu, Sep 3 at HKW. more

Aug 31, 2015 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

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