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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

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM , , , , , , , Zeitgeist

ILB Blog: One for the books

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

Sep 18, 2017 4:00 PM , , The Berlin Blog

ILB interview: Charlotte Wood

Fresh off her 2016 Stella Prize for her novel, The Natural Way of Things, Australian author Charlotte Wood talked to us about Berlin, feminism, and the immersive power of fiction writing. more

Sep 16, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

ILB Interview: Xiaolu Guo

We caught up with internationally renowned author Xiaolu Guo at the International Literature Fest for a chat about language, filmmaking and the International Congress for Democracy at the ILB this weekend. more

Sep 12, 2017 5:00 PM The Berlin Blog

The ILB Blog: Rapping it up

The weekend ended with a bang – and some insults – as the International Congress for Democracy drew to a close. more

Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM The Berlin Blog

The ILB Blog: Democracy rules

Saturday’s “Focus USA” panel, part of the International Congress for Democracy proceedings, was disappointingly homogenous in viewpoint, but the “A-Social Media" panel provided some lively debate. more

Sep 10, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

The ILB Blog: Long, long night of democracy

The man of the hour was Edward Snowden, but many prominent writers and thinkers graced the ILB stage for the first day of the International Congress for Democracy. more

Sep 9, 2017 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Literary darling and incendiary author Arundhati Roy returns to literature after 20 years with "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness". Our reporters were on the scene to witness her rapturous return. more

Sep 8, 2017 12:00 PM , The Berlin Blog


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Bikes, e-scooters and skates: we tried out five of the latest ways to roll yourself around Berlin. For the latter mode, Skate by Night takes over 24km of Berlin road this Sun, Jul 30. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:45 AM , , Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Alternative porn pioneer Erika Lust is coming to Berlin for two nights of film screenings, Q&As and penis popsicles. She talks about how she got into the industry and how to be a responsible porn consumer. more

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