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Amy Leonard

Tired of Tinder? Ground down by Grindr? You’re not alone. Amy Leonard switched off her phone and waded into the world of matchmaking, speed dating and singles’ parties. more

Zeitgeist

Avocado toast: overhyped millennial meme, or the best thing ever? Whatever you think about it, you can't avoid it in Berlin. From the new to the noteworthy, we sampled the toast of the town. more

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You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. more

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INTERVIEW! Two people, one child, many versions of the truth. Director Carlotta Kittel interviews her own parents about their breakup in an exploration of how histories are perceived. Join us on Mon, Sep 25, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Film

As we wrap up this year's ILB, we reflect on our favorite moments and overall takeaways. more

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Recup, founded in Rosenheim in December 2016, arrived in Berlin with an environmentally friendly way to get our coffee to-go, swallowing up predecessor Just Swap It. more

Insider Tips

Canadian author Madeleine Thien read from her award-winning book "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" last night at the Berliner Festspiele. We chatted with her beforehand about Berlin, history and how one should not look at China. more

Opinion

INTERVIEW! Comedian Adrienne Truscott takes back the rape joke in Asking For It. See how she does it Sep 14-15 at Sophiensaele's The Future is Female comedy festival. more

Theatre & Dance

Tuesday night was ladies night, as we caught an ILB Special event on feminism featuring Singaporean author Amanda Lee Koe and the German/Indian journalist, cultural scientist and author Mithu Sanyal. more

Opinion

Festival head Ulrich Schreiber and Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa share insight into their project Refugees Worldwide. The book of the same name will be launched on Sun, 18:00 at Buchhändlerkeller. more

Opinion

Whether online or IRL, the action is out in City West from now through Sep 16 as we cover highlights of Berlin's 17th International Literature Festival with bookie bloggers Amy Leonard, Anunita Chandrasekar and Annie Kiyonaga. more

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Germany’s premier Antipodean film festival returns for its seventh edition at Moviemento, Sep 13-17. more

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INTERVIEW! Explore the fringe with Sven Boeck's film Die 4 Enden Der Stadt, a portrait of the compass points of the city, Monday, Aug 28 at 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Film

Remember old-school soft serve ice cream? We went on a mission to rediscover three mass-market favourites that for many – from Moscow to Stockholm to East Berlin – still bear the taste of childhood. more

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW! Join us at EXBlicks for Katrin Rothe's animated documentary about the "10 days that shook the world", as told by the artists who witnessed and contributed to the events, from Mayakovsky to Gorki to Benois. Thu, Jun 22, 20:30 at Lichtblick. more

Film

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