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Want to cycle in style? Antoniya Ivanova's label Chance of Rain keeps you looking good while you bike -- and you can help her fund it on Kickstarter. more »

May 26, 2016 1:00 AM Culture

Blumen Dilek has sold flowers since 1982, first inside the Kottbusser Tor U-Bahn station, and then, since 1999, at this bustling crossroads. Now its the near-24/7 institution on the corner of Adalbert and Oranienstraße. Here's the story. more »

Apr 29, 2016 11:30 AM People

Kottbusser Tor has survived May Day riots, tourist hordes and urban renewal blunders, but can it resist the feeding frenzy of the King of Kebab? more »

Apr 29, 2016 11:15 AM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: The government keeps letting VW poison everyone

There's new news in the VW scandal: 1) An insider said the test cheating was an open secret. 2) US VW owners will get compensation, but EU owners won't. And the German government has still not said anything. more »

Jan 25, 2016 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

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Konrad Werner: Germany protects its corrupt multinationals? No shit!

Whether it's Volkswagen or Heckler & Koch, the German government goes out of its way to help its corrupt export companies. That's what it means to be the German government. more »

Sep 28, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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Seymour Gris: Bureaucracy hackers

Three entrepreneurs have created a clever algorithm that hacks the Bürgeramt's dysfunctional system and allows them to sell online appointments to their fellow Berliners. Should we pay to get stress-free access to public service? more »

Aug 7, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

INTERVIEW. This month's EXBlicks film DramaConsult follows three ambitious Lagos businessmen as they travel to Germany vying for business contacts. Director Dorothee Wenner joins us on Apr 8, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. As always, with English subs. more »

Apr 2, 2014 4:45 PM Film

Formerly a meeting place for a dissident artistic intelligentsia, the Kulturbrauerei is to be sold off to private investors. Will it lose what little culture it has left? more »

Dec 12, 2012 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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Seymour Gris: Heard on the Allee – Silicon Scheiße

The "Shit Whoever Says" meme hits Rosenthaler Platz. Gris discusses. more »

Feb 6, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog

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Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM , Survival

While thousands of occupiers take to the Reichstag, capitalism is alive and kicking on Rosenthaler Platz. more »

Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Nov 16, 2011 9:00 AM People