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Zach Leary, the son of LSD evangelist Timothy Leary, is in Berlin to bring his own gospel on psychedelia as self-improvement, but also as a political tool out of the global capitalistic system at the Alter States conference (Nov 3-4). more

Nov 3, 2017 2:30 PM What's On

Tweaker Nazis, Brandenburg beaches, Weimar satire and happy endings: these summer reads will teach you everything you wanted to know about Berlin, and a few things you didn’t. more

Jul 17, 2017 1:30 PM , , , , What's On

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

Eye drops as heroin substitute, anyone? In Berlin, pharmaceuticals are increasingly abused by addicts and recreational users alike. We spoke to a helpless pharmacist and an industrious "legal" dealer. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

The Berlinale Blog: Best and worst of the Forum

A doc about trans identity dazzles, while a Canadian junkie drama bores our blogger to distraction. more

Feb 11, 2017 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Two times two

Choose Berlinale. Choose two films. Choose the sequel to Trainspotting and Michael Winterbottom's newest... more

Feb 10, 2017 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Legalise it! Author Johann Hari's bestselling book "Chasing the Scream" outlines why prohibition of drugs creates anarchy and the only solution is to make them all legal. He'll be speaking at the NIGHTS 2016 conference Nov 24-26. more

Nov 21, 2016 3:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

Mobile Kino, Berlin's nomadic cinema, hosts film series Drugs in Film – A Cinematic Symposium April 28 to May 4 at Babylon and Grießmühle. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:00 PM Film

Kottbusser Tor is home to dealers, freaks, artists and journalists. But John was surprised to find some of the world's most controversial outcasts there: Scientologists. more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Kottbusser Tor’s never been boring. But recently, a rise in gang activity, assault and petty crime have led to the media dubbing Kotti a “no-go zone”. What’s going on in Berlin’s most volatile Kiez? more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist

Ready for some teenage kicks? Our March issue's all about the real, live young Berliners coming of age in the land of eternal adolescence. Meet them and get the lowdown on your month in film, art, music, stage and food on newsstands now! more

Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM Features

Though Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain sure are fragrant this time of year, marijuana's still 100 percent illegal in Berlin... for now. But Seymour thinks he's caught a whiff of change. more

Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Germany's inaction and indifference to its own business corruption is fuelling the Mexican drug wars. more

Apr 17, 2015 11:30 AM Opinion

No joke, but tomorrow sees a one-of-a-kind protest in Görlitzer Park: The Great Soli Kiff-In ("smoke-in"), against the newly announced zero-tolerance policy towards weed. Gris only sees one solution to the whole affair. more

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

The girl from Bahnhof Zoo is now far from a child – and unlikely to be spotted in Charlottenburg, either. She published her follow-up memoir last October, but the English translation is still pending. Here’s an exclusive look at the book and woman. more

Jan 22, 2014 10:30 AM , Interviews & Portraits 8 Comments

On Mon, Sep 30, EXBlicks at Lichtblick presents Diane Näcke's raw yet optimistic "Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit", following the journey of two women from prison to freedom. Here's the story of Salema Wad’Deres, one of the film's protagonists. more

Sep 25, 2013 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

So you're vacationing in Berlin this summer, and confused by the legions of joint-toking, jaw-chewing Berliners you encounter. Are drugs legal here or what? Christine Köhler-Azara, the city's drug commissioner, clears up the rather druggy waters. more

Jul 31, 2013 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

The promises of modafinil, and other 'smart drugs' are bold: can they really make you more productive and intelligent? Our reporter takes the plunge, but finds that there are at least as many risks as benefits to putting your brain in the fast lane. more

Jun 6, 2013 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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

May 31, 2013 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits

From homegrown cannabis on your balcony to heroin on the streets and cocaine in the clubs... drugs are pretty much everywhere in Berlin. Our Drugs Issue tackled them from every angle and now we're taking it live. Join us Wed, May 29 at Kaffee Burger. more

May 23, 2013 10:30 AM Features 1 Comments

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