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Bassy, Babette, Sowieso, Privatclub... Our blogger doesn't want to be alarmist, but the latest club closure news doesn't bode well for the new year. more

Opinion 13 Comments

Berlin’s globetrotting festival of film festivals Around the World in 14 Films is back to give Berlin audiences a first peek at some of the year’s most critically lauded films. Catch it Nov 23-Dec 2 at Kulturbrauerei. more

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Left: Dreadlocked artist Jan Muche at his studio in Wedding. Right: Fatima Muhammed. Photos by German Palomeque

The cultural appropriation debate around dreadlocks has migrated from USA to Berlin, where many Germans continue to sport the style. A former dreadhead himself, Cameron Cook took a deep-dive into the issue. It’s not always a matter of black or white. more

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OUT NOW! Francis Lee's debut feature GOD'S OWN COUNTRY explores gay, immigrant romance in the British shire farmlands. more

Film

On Sun, Apr 23, France goes to the polling booths, and many fear Marine le Pen and Front National's success. Who's voting for her in Berlin? Some seemingly cool, open-minded Frenchmen... including our writer's friend. more

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Who is Germany's state-funded culture really for? Should more be done to attract "diverse audiences" to Berlin's cultural institutions? more

Opinion

This year's Down Under Berlin festival will further challenge the Antipodean myth of sun and surf with a blend of socially conscious films and deeply troubled protagonists. Read our guide and then check it out at Moviemento Sep 14-18. more

Film

From spies to sci-fi to more spies, Berlin is burning up the international small screen. Unlike Vancouver or LA, Berlin doesn't just serve as a convenient shooting location. The city itself is more and more featured in TV series all over the world. more

Film

MS Schrittmacher founder Martin Stiefermann heads Places & Traces, a tour that presents Mitte – from Alexanderplatz, Rotes Rathaus and through to the Stadtschloss – as a site of economic crisis. Runs Wed-Sun though Oct 1 more

Theatre & Dance

A woman is a work of art, quite literally in the case of American installation artist Donna Huanca. She creates spiritual terrains with clothing, plastic, canvas, makeup and living females. Her show Muscle Memory opens at Peres Projects on June 27. more

Art & Exhibitions

Fritz Blomeyer has dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of German cheese – and now he's selling it out of his very own shop in Charlottenburg. more

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW. Gimmicky or great? The multisensory exhibition Van Gogh Alive attracts atypical gallery audiences with music, video, and immersive installations at the Alte Münze. The preview is on from May 14 and full opening May 21. more

Art & Exhibitions

Screw art – go sports! Why are athletes Berlin's real heroes? Find out in our March issue, where we tell you all about Berlin's top sports personalities, teams, controversies, social programmes and weird workouts. On newsstands now! more

Features

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Respect, admiration or cultural appropriation? A visit to Brandenburg’s Wild West theme park raises questions about Germany’s ‘special’ relationship with Native Americans. Rachel Glassberg investigates. more

Interviews & Portraits 2 Comments

The Rio Club Experience Video Book, on view at Berlin Festival's Art Village is the nucleus of the Berlin-based music festival, showing the origins of of a party-people movement that marked itself a decade ago. more

Opinion

German people only give a shit about freedom when it suits them, says Jacinta Nandi more

Opinion 32 Comments

Director Matthias von Hartz has big plans for his first Foreign Affairs festival, which will bring three weeks of international dance, music and art to venues all over the city. This fine affair starts on June 27 and runs through July 14. more

Theatre & Dance

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Photo by Tina Wessel

The K.W.'s Living Archive exhibition displays the Kino Arsenal's jaw-dropping collection of films in multifaceted ways in conjunction with the film institution's 50th anniversery. Come and see the old made new from Thu, Jun 6. more

Film

Pascal Feucher is the owner of the buzzed-about Urban Spree, a cultural and (re)creative space focussed on urban cultures that hosts a number of events. more

Interviews & Portraits

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

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