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This holiday season, ditch the smartphone and rediscover the joys of books, vinyl records, Super 8 camcorders, letterpress printers and more. Plus: #MeToo in Berlin, the best and worst of 2017 and much more, on stands now! more

Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM In Print

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

Sep 15, 2017 3:05 PM Opinion

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

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Nadifa Mohamed reads from her latest novel "The Orchard of Lost Souls", in which she uses the family as a prism for big power machinations in Somalia (Sep 12, 21:00, Berliner Festspiele). more

Sep 11, 2017 12:25 PM 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

Sep 9, 2017 2:00 PM 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

Sep 6, 2017 3:15 PM , Opinion

On Sep 24, Germans head to the polls. We're Merk-ing the occasion with an issue that delves into the people behind the politics – monks and vegans, beleagured neo-Nazis, enthusiastic posterers and Turkish "wise men". Check it out on stands now! more

Aug 31, 2017 11:45 AM Features

For our "Endstation" special, we travelled to the ends of Berlin and back to bring you 10 summer escapes you definitely won't read about in the guidebooks. Plus summer reads, festivals, bikes, scooters, barbecue, soft serve and much more! more

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Just around the corner is Versfest, Berlin's multilingual (German and English) literary festival for kids, replete with readings, workshops, talks, and poetry nights – all free of charge. Catch it Mar 20-22 if you can get the kids away from school. more

Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM Theatre & Dance

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