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Frederic Jage-Bowler

What happened in Saxony earlier this week – are these just PEGIDA supporters and the like going about their business as usual or is this real neo-Nazi violence rearing its ugly head? This is what political scientist Matthias Quent had to say. more

, Zeitgeist

This Sun, Apr 22, is Record Store Day – your chance to both check out the new iteration of a Neukölln café-venue-Wohnzimmerkneipe, Rita Records, and grab a new compilation of local talent from the label of the same name. Let's lay down some wax! more

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Bernd Stegemann

We asked academics and experts about the ride of German populism and what to do about it. more

, Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! A new TV series on ARD turns the spotlight on Berlin’s Charité hospital. Its scriptwriter tells us about the unique allure of the 307-year-old medical institution. It premieres Mar 21, but you can preview the first two episodes online. more

History

Just around the corner is Versfest, Berlin's multilingual (German and English) literary festival for kids, replete with readings, workshops, talks, and poetry nights – all free of charge. Catch it Mar 20-22 if you can get the kids away from school. more

Theatre & Dance

Maerzmusik, the Berliner Festspiele’s ever-more-ambitious “festival for time issues”, brings us the best in obscure contemporary music for 10 days. It's on from Mar 16-26 at the Festspiele Spiele and other venues across town. more

Concerts & Parties

A silent film-era pianist talks about 1920s Berlin and what its art means to him. Von Bothmer does "Nosferatu" on Sat, Mar 11 at Passionskirche. (Plus a Weimar-era playlist!) more

, What's On

INTERVIEW! Antilopen Gang, the feuilleton's favourite rap group are back with a new album – punk-influenced "Monarchie und Alltag". Catch Danger Dan, Panik Panzer and Koljah live on Fri, Mar 3 at Huxley's Neue Welt. more

Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! Rüdiger Suchsland's HITLERS HOLLYWOOD looks deep into Third Reich cinema – and the German soul. more

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Twice a month, we shine a spotlight on our favourite chefs in Berlin. This week: Serafima Berenstein of Mitte's Gorki Park café, Datscha in Friedrichshain and the newly opened Datscha Kreuzberg. more

Food & Drink

INTERVIEW. Paola Calvo’s documentary "Violently Happy" offers a glimpse inside Schwelle 7, Felix Ruckert’s former spiritual and sexual exploration space in Wedding. It's on at Moviemento through Feb 15. more

Film

Berliner and hardcore-industrial pioneer Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot) shares his thoughts on scoring the not-so-faraway German dystopia of Tarek Ehlail’s politically charged sci-fi film "Volt" (out Feb 2). Empire's soundtrack is out Feb 3. more

Concerts & Parties

Julie Miess, singer and keyboardist of Half Girl, on monsters, melancholia and the making of Berlin’s most exciting supergroup. We spoke to Miess prior to the band’s performance at Volksbühne on January 22. more

Concerts & Parties

Festival for new music Ultraschall tests the limits of the human voice, yodelling included, for its ninth go starting Jan 18-22 at venues around the city. more

Concerts & Parties

It's beloved by today's artsy expats (and Tarantino), but the Delphi theatre is just a tiny part of Weißensee's cinematic history. more

History

Activists, journalists and artists explore the consequences of hacking and whistleblowing at Kunstquartier Bethanien Nov 25-26. more

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