More than 12,000 children in Berlin, most refugees, are attending Willkommensklassen. These classes could be a key investment in integration, say teachers hired for the task – instead, they consider themselves exploited for a short-term solution. more

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

For our first issue of 2017, we take a trip back to the tumultuous-yet-sexy Weimar years and ask: Are we re-living them now? Plus an investigation into Berlin's overloaded refugee housing system and much more, on a newsstand near you! more

Jan 2, 2017 12:00 PM

Kids from Syria rescue a famous Ossi school, winning over locals' acceptance and affection deep in reputedly refugee-adverse Brandenburg. A Merkel refugee integration dream come true? Ruth Schneider drove up to Golzow and checked the reality of it. more

Oct 31, 2016 4:15 PM Zeitgeist

Ready to jumpstart your creative career? The BBW University of Applied Sciences’ Management of Creative Industries Master's Program is here to help you out. more

Jun 7, 2016 11:00 AM Sponsored

Happy New Year... now get back to work! Our first issue of 2016 is all about how Berliners get by, whether "working black", cleaning toilets or selling their sperm. Plus, an interview with Anonymous/Lulzsec hacker Mustafa Al-Bassam and much more! more

Jan 5, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Our summer dance special is out on newsstands now! If you haven't picked one up yet, here's a warm-up. There's more ways to move your feet than you think: with the variety of cultures to be found here in Berlin comes a variety of dance styles. more

Jul 16, 2014 1:50 PM , What's On 1 Comments

Tailor programmed for everyone from hardware designers to surveillance (not-so) paranoids, from July 15-17 at Kulturbrauerei Open Knowledge Festival is the world's biggest free data and knowledge sharing event of the year. Time to expand your mind! more

Jul 14, 2014 1:20 PM Insider Tips

While homeschooling has a less-than-favourable reputation elsewhere, it's outright verboten here. But if you're not a fan of the state schools, there are ways to keep your special brat away from the mainstream school system without breaking the law. more

Apr 1, 2014 4:00 PM Zeitgeist

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Last Thursday, 2500 Berlin students went on strike to defend the rights of the refugees at Oranienplatz. The police were not at all happy about this. more

Feb 19, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion

Jacinta Nandi isn't sure whether German schools are systematically racist or not, but she sure knows what can be done to improve things – just a little bit more

Nov 4, 2013 9:45 AM Opinion 14 Comments

German schools have a racism problem – and because of that, so does German society. more

Nov 1, 2013 10:30 AM Opinion 16 Comments

German people are always complaining about language standards slipping. But Jacinta Nandi wonders whether things are really as bad as everyone says they are? more

Sep 9, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 10 Comments

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

Aug 28, 2013 10:00 AM Opinion 32 Comments

INSIDE: Gay marriage, the Kosovo refugee deportation fiasco, striking teachers, Berlin as a party export, how to volunteer and how to avoid scams, an Istanbuler's food odyssey and much, much more! more

Feb 28, 2013 11:30 AM Features

Jacinta Nandi sends her kid to private school. And she's a bit ashamed of it, as well. more

Oct 1, 2012 10:30 AM Opinion 7 Comments

Stressed? Let it all out banging traditional Guinean drums in a one-man drumming school in Alt-Treptow run by Nathan Berg. Beat Etage promises an intense workout, stinging hands and endorphin rush! more

Sep 20, 2012 3:30 PM Theatre & Dance

People say that British state schools aren't competitive enough – but we're still more competitive than all those German Waldorf-mäßige hippies, says Jacinta Nandi. more

Aug 14, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 13 Comments

Konrad thinks Angie should just cut Horst loose and get on important stuff like watching the football. more

Jun 22, 2012 9:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Still struggling with a list of German words shorter than the U55 line and a vocabulary limited to ‘Scheiza’, ‘oder?’ Maybe it’s time you thought about going back to school. Luckily, we've done our homework and found seven new exciting options! more

Apr 25, 2012 6:00 PM Zeitgeist 5 Comments

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