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With more than 50 renowned clubs, endless parties and cheap, easy access to stimulating substances, Berlin is an undisputed haven for drug use. But what are the effects on your grey matter? more

Culture

From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! more

As the ILB slowly comes to an end, we look at two questions. How can drugs be legalized? And how can we understand Russia? more

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Ahead of his reading on the September 6 at the International Literature Festival Berlin (and as a taste of our upcoming coverage – stay tuned), Self talks LSD, the eeriness of Grindr and the psychotic nature of Berlin’s urban spaces. ILB: Sep 5-15. more

What's On

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

Zeitgeist

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

, Zeitgeist

"Psychedelic bookstore and teahouse" Kali may be light on actual drugs, but the tea and books serve well enough to tune in and drop out while you're there. more

Insider Tips

The Exberlinale Blog: The Generation game

Today we're singing the praises of the festival's youth strand and a Guy Maddin oddity. more

Feb 21, 2018 2:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

, Zeitgeist

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

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

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

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