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Who’s behind the new wave of Vietnamese food in Berlin? Three mini-empires, run by close-knit families who seem to strike gold with each new venture. We asked their bosses for the secret of their success. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:30 AM Food

Konrad Werner: Deflated innocence

Why doesn't the "Die Welt" balloon have "Die Welt" anymore, and what's that have to do with the reason why German newspapers almost never criticize German businesses? more

Jun 13, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlin Blog

Neukölln’s “Arab street” has become a destination for the Syrian community – and a potential goldmine for refugee entrepreneurs selling their countrymen a taste of home. But it isn't always easy being the new kids on the block. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

Nightlife entrepreneurs tell their stories of surviving and thriving in the ever-evolving, ever-challenging club and bar business. more

Dec 4, 2016 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

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

Can you cover your head, stay home with the kids, sell your body to men... and still proudly champion women’s rights? These three Berliners can and do. more

May 2, 2016 1:45 PM , , People

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

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