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Dan watched the Netflix flop to find out how our city’s future stacks up. more

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Two years after the Starman’s return to the celestial plane, Berlin hasn’t stopped commemorating its favourite adopted son. Let's Dance starting with a tribute Sun, Jan 6 at Lido. more

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David Bowie's back in Berlin... in wax form! And he's not too happy about it. We visited Madame Tussauds to try and suss out what's behind the Starman's bummed-out expression. more

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Theatertreffen Blog: An annotated playlist

For the festival’s closure, Lily Kelting comes up with 10 reflections on the musical side of this year’s Theatertreffen. Spotify playlist included! more

May 22, 2017 2:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Berlin lost one of its most beloved adoptive children yesterday when David Bowie succumbed to his 18-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. We remember the man, the music and the myth with five key places that defined his time in Berlin. more

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Few nightlife stars have enjoyed the rollercoaster ride that Steffen Jacob had. Before his tragic death last year, he opened up about his near 50-year career. Read his incredible story. more

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In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more

Features

Haven't seen the Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau yet? It only remains a Lodger there for a short time longer. With the end in sight on August 24, Exberliner’s music editor meditates on Bowie, rebirth and Berlin. more

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The sound behind the vision

Photos: Eduard Meyer's Private Collection

Former Hansa Studios recording engineer Eduard Meyer recalls his time with Bowie and Iggy. more

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We know Hansa Studios as the birthplace of David Bowie’s “Heroes” and U2’s "Achtung Baby". But what’s it like to record there today? German musician Andrea Schroeder and her band had the chance to find out. more

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The city is still experiencing the David Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau (on through August 24), but some Berliners take it a step further and live it. Diehards, collectors, lookalikes and former stalkers: meet Berlin’s Bowie nuts. more

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The Bowie exhibition at Gropius-Bau is still shaking stardust over town. But what about the Germans? Here's how Bowie's legendary stay aided the burgeoning collision of queer and punk in 1970s West Berlin. more

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INTERVIEW: In 1970s West Berlin, singer, performer and club owner Romy Haag ruled the city's burgeoning nightlife scene – and stole David Bowie's heart. As the rest of the city goes through "where are they now?" syndrome, Romy rarely reminisces. more

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Even 35 years after he left Berlin to reboard the spaceship to global stardom, David Bowie continues to inspire volumes of new writing. We talked to four authors whose books come to grips with the glam rocker’s “golden years”. more

What's On

The Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau opened on May 20! But are you already sick of all the Bowie hype (that we had a hand in as well)? One of our own was sick of it long ago. Jacob Sweetman won't have his disdain contained. more

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INTERVIEW: Next week Bowie-mania in Berlin comes to a head with the opening of mammoth exhibition "David Bowie Is..." at Martin-Gropius-Bau on May 20. What can you expect to see? Curator Victoria Broackes knows. more

Art & Exhibitions

Looking for your next fix of stardust? On June 1 EXBlicks presents a David Bowie film festival at Lichtblick Kino coinciding with Berlin's current Bowie-mania, featuring a selection of Bowie-themed films, plus surprise guests. more

Film

After a recent trend of online pieces by Berliners and non-Berliners alike lamenting the loss of "a" Berlin, Gris has a thought that maybe the problem isn't Berlin: it's them. more

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The Thin White Duke's Berlin years are all but mythic – the divided city birthed some of Bowie's darkest and most euphoric tracks. Dan Borden guides us through the clubs, bars and even bathhouses where nights were warm and the days were young. more

Zeitgeist

Twenty-nine-year-old British expat R. Simmons came to Berlin as an aspiring writer and university graduate before falling into a spiral of addiction that took him from U-Bahn platforms to a run-down Kreuzberg drug den. Now in rehab, here's his story. more

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