John Riceburg: Capture the flag

John is not happy about all the black-red-gold in the city. But the lefty scene has come up with a fun solution. more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: France can get its protest on, why not Germany?

Yesterday, thousands of protesters filled the streets of Paris. In Berlin, the only thing making noise are the tourists. John wonders what's going on. more

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Ever wondered exactly what goes into a Geflügelwurst? You're not alone. Here's a inside look at the complicated and secretive system of German food labelling regulations. more

Feb 27, 2015 3:45 PM Zeitgeist

The results are in! Berliner Gazette's 14th Slow Politics (Nov 13-15) conference at Wedding's Supermarkt yielded some hefty conclusions. more

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

Amok Mama: Fucking freedom

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

Aug 28, 2013 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 32 Comments

Seymour Gris: Five euros to save the world?

Germany has the most successful renewable energy policy in the world, but now half the country is foaming at the month about a few euros a month to pay for it. more

Oct 16, 2012 1:45 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Pussy Riot and Martin Luther

The Russian punkettes have been shortlisted for an award dedicated to the German church reformer. more

Oct 9, 2012 4:16 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments


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Amok Mama: Misogynistic little cups

Jacinta Nandi thinks Germans are really, really, really bad at making small talk at parties. more

Sep 24, 2012 9:30 AM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Seymour Gris: Earth to Merkel – wake up to the racism in Germany

The number of race motivated attacks in Berlin alone these days is startling. When is Germany, and Merkel and Gauck, going to wake up? There may be little hope of them having a Willy Brandt moment, but something needs to happen. more

Sep 10, 2012 3:30 PM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Seymour Gris: Pankow granny squatters – victory in sight

A group of elderly women (and one man) fight to save their senior centre from destruction and capitalist interests. One of Berlin's grander traditions is still being used to save the city. more

Aug 13, 2012 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Star Wars

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Konrad Werner: Constitutional prick tease

Konrad loves Germany's Constitutional Court. It's so dirty and shameless and exciting. And they wear big red coats. more

Jul 27, 2012 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Amok Mama: Tons of national pride and cans of tap water

Jacinta ponders the question of national pride. What good is it? Is it okay? And when did she become so damn German? Eventually, her answers come from a little more than a can of water and a discount mega-chain. more

Jul 10, 2012 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Amok Mama: Why I hate Berlin

Sometimes Jacinta thinks she hates Berlin. She's just not used to people smiling at her anymore. more

Jun 19, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 14 Comments

Seymour Gris: Fussball über alles – my weekend as a Germany fan

For Germany's first Euro 2012 match, Gris travelled to Lviv, Ukraine embedded in a troupe of fans. more

Jun 11, 2012 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Fish and chips

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Konrad Werner: Wir lieben die Qveen

German people don't really love the royal family, like everyone says. They just think British people are uncivilised lunatics who eat soggy chips, so it figures they have a monarchy. more

Jun 8, 2012 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Thilo Sarrazin

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Konrad Werner: Lisping, twitching Nazi cunt

Konrad has got death-threat envy. It's not fair – he's said way worse things about Thilo Sarrazin than Mely Kiyak. more

Jun 1, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

Norbert Röttgen

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Konrad Werner: You have failed me for the last time, Admiral Norbert

Darth Merkel is getting nervous about next year's election – you can tell because she is starting to choke her admirals. more

May 18, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Amok Mama: Don't mention it

So, Jacinta Nandi doesn't want her kid to grow up to be the kind of German who thinks the worst consequence of the Holocaust is that every now and again German tourists in Bournemouth get some schoolkids doing the Hitlergruß at them. Boo-HOO. more

May 15, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Euro 2012

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Konrad Werner: Only the corrupt separate sport and politics

Whenever a fat, powerful man says we should "keep sport and politics apart," something stinks of corruption and fascism. more

May 4, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

Tax deadline is creeping up on us. And for the 2011 return, it may be May 31, but if you aren't thinking about it by now, you should. We have a few tips for those of you not so familiar with Germany's tax-appeal (and non-appeal). more

May 2, 2012 4:00 PM Zeitgeist 17 Comments

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