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Physically away from home but digitally connected, a new generation of Iranian exiles is now fighting in far-away lands. Read about those here in Berlin and then check out a special EXBlicks screening of "Rebel Generation" on Sep 21 at Lichtblick. more

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Eccentric expat novelist and “next big thing” Nell Zink on her meteoric rise, sex as a fiftysomething, and the stuffiness of Berlin’s American Academy. more

Interviews & Portraits

Literature despite the weather! Be prepared for inside or riverside with our thrilling summer picks. Here are four great new books from Berlin authors – and one Berlin-related book from a lit superstar – you should pick up as soon as possible. more

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Officials might deny it, but homophobia in Berlin prisons is a real problem. Where can out inmates turn? more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW. Prison's not usually somewhere you'd visit to soak in some culture – but dramaturg Anna Galt's staging of Klassenfeind might change your mind. The show's already sold out, but you can catch more prison theatre throughout the year. more

Theatre & Dance

Eat like the Irish by checking out one of these three savoury pie options. Hellogoodpie even features a steak and Guinness pie and not just for the greenest day of the year. more

Food & Drink

J. Tillman metamorphosed into a shamanic lothario for 2012’s masterful "Fear Fun", his first release as Father John Misty. With "I Love You, Honeybear", commercial success seems a given. See for yourself at Heimathafen on Saturday, March 7. more

Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW: Fresh-faced siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis may be a family act, but though they’ve climbed to the mountaintop, they’re far from the Waltons. See them in triplicate at C-Halle on Tue, Feb 24. more

Concerts & Parties

Servicing those who want a taste of counterculture on their own terms, Morning Gloryville Berlin is an early morning rave replete with massages instead of molly, and more healthy sins. Bless yourself on Jan 28 at Neue Heimat. more

Insider Tips

INTERVIEW. Austin, Texas minimalist electro-dreamers Love Inks – husband-and-wife duo Sherry LeBlanc and Kevin Dehan, bassist Zach Biggs – have further stripped back their pared-down sound with new album Exi. Meet them at Lido on Dec 20. more

Concerts & Parties

Most famous for restoring Whitney Houston’s damaged voice to its former glory, the 62-year-old Italian-American voice coach recently visited Berlin with his Venezuelan protege Aneeka to promote his new online talent show The Ultimate Diva. more

Concerts & Parties

Christmas is just around the corner! Show some hometown pride this season and give your loved ones something that just screams Berlin, from Aldi action figures to club stench in a bauble to a GDR boardgame for some family fun. more

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It's been a sparkle-filled 10 years of Berlin's notorious karaoke club Monster Ronson's. Founder Ron Rineck still sings, but mostly to the animals on his farm, where he finds needed respite from the party mecca. Ronson's monster bash is Dec 1, 19:00. more

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Wall souvenir

Photo by Anna Agliardi

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

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INTERVIEW. Hamburg's electronic duo Digitalism, now practically electro-grandpas, emerge from the bunkers for a special DJ set at this year's Berlin Festival (Sep 5-7 at Arena). Catch the set on Sep 7 at 3:30am. more

Concerts & Parties

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