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Franziska Helms

Back to school! Here's our 13-page special on learning in Berlin with a guide to bilingual education, Germany's failing integration concept and coming out as trans in school. Also: prepping for the end, writing workshops, Chilly Gonzales and more... more

Berlin’s one and only gay museum pays a small but serious tribute to a century of female queer art. We check out the exhibition to see what sets “lesbian visions” apart from the dominant male artistic gaze. On through Aug 20. more

Art & Exhibitions

Summer is here! Check out our guides to the creamiest vegan gelato, the best and worst bike-sharing schemes and hot summer reads. Plus: The new faces of Spandau, krays in Tiergarten, allergy attacks and more... on newsstands now! more

INTERVIEW! The trial of the young Syrian involved the infamous "Berlin Kippa attack" is already underway as of Tuesday... with a verdict expected soon. But what's the real state of antisemitism in Berlin and Germany? We talked to the expert. more

Zeitgeist

Sure, having a kid still takes an egg and some sperm, but while scientists work on overturning that truism, single women and lesbians have a variety of options to get knocked up without the hook-up. A new German law has made it easier than ever. more

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Testimonies from German actresses keep pouring forth against director Dieter Wedel, yet many women continue to remain silent about harassment in the industry. We asked three insiders about the reasons why #MeToo hasn't caught on. more

Zeitgeist

The sexism debate has reached Germany, but where are the German Weinsteins? Four years after #Aufschrei and one year after the country’s sexual crime legislation was updated, are German women any better off than their US or French sisters? more

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The district associated with Ku’damm bling and Savignyplatz bohème is also home to some of Berlin’s most affordable working-class neighbourhoods... but not for long. We talked to Charlottenburgers who are fighting big money to stay in their Kiez. more

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Citizens in Berlin enjoy unbeatable living standards and record-low unemployment levels supported by the continent’s strongest economy. Right? Wrong. Germany's booming capital is the capital of welfare and homelessness. Meet those left in the cold. more

Politics

A native Berliner, at age 15 Franzi was the magazine’s youngest intern ever. She’s since contributed stories regularly and is (still) our most junior contributor. more

Interviews & Portraits

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