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Taking in art, dance, history, architecture, performance, archaeology, food, science, music and technology, this year’s Long Night of the Museums will happen across 80 of Berlin’s museums. Don't miss it Aug 25, starting at 18:00. more

What's On

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

, Zeitgeist

Ruth Schwiening was one of the many Jewish children who were lucky enough to be sent to the UK in the months leading up to World War II. And she has the Kindertransport to thank for that. more

Interviews & Portraits

She was Berlin’s original hipster artist, a bold and fashionable Weimar Frau who never shied away from using her image to sell her art. Once known worldwide as “The Sintenis”, Renée Sintenis is today remembered as the creator of the Berlinale Bär. more

History

"Babylon Berlin" is the most expensive German TV series ever. And its fictional plot is based on plenty of historical fact – including the fact that Berlin police massacred dozens of people on May 1, 1929. Our communist blogger elaborates. more

Opinion

Dancing on tables, blowjobs on the walls... Charlottenburg's most notorious bistro is still going strong after almost 40 years. Insiders dish on Paris Bar's 1980s past and no-less-rowdy present. more

Zeitgeist

At the Museum of European Cultures, a 350-year-old weaving tells the story of the Reformation. more

Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! This dignified, sombre, dimly-lit reenactment of Louis XIV´s final days simultaneously humanizes and aggrandizes the legendary king. more

Film

Our guest blogger reflects on a visit to the American civil rights icon's house, transplanted to Berlin by a conceptual artist and on view in Wedding over Gallery Weekend. more

Opinion

This month's issue of EXB is all about Weimar Berlin – and it wasn't just cabaret and ballrooms. Wladek takes us on a tour to the red side of 1920s Berlin. This Sun, Jan 15, see its surviving remnants at the coldest demo of the year. more

History

Since February 2016, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran have been housed in the small town of Wünsdorf, on the exact spot where Germany’s first mosque and a camp of 5000 mostly-Muslim POWs stood. Its purpose: convince Muslims to fight for Germany. more

, History

What do Dalí, Egyptian queens and Karl Marx have in common? Facial hair! Exhibition "Beards – Between Nature and Razor" runs through Feb 28 at the Neues Museum – so goatee it now! more

Insider Tips

Take a stroll around the Bayerisches Viertel in Schöneberg. Among its well-manicured facades, the street signs tell a different story. Using images and text, they form an informative and moving story of what happened from 1933 to 1945. more

History

Hanukkah started yesterday, and we've got a series of Jewish-themed articles to mark the occasion! To begin, Berlin historian Herrmann Simon taped his mother's incredible true story of survival in WWII, now out in English as Underground in Berlin. more

History

Liz Rosenfeld's series of shorts, The Surface Tension Trilogy, screening Nov 30 at the Zeughauskino, presents five historical females in a Berlin that's not-quite-past, not-quite-present, inviting us to question our perception of history. more

Film

OUT NOW! An engrossing tale told in an exhausting way, QUEEN OF THE DESERT sees Nicole Kidman competently transform into the British explorer Gertrude Bell. more

Film

Mauerpark hasn't always been a raucous circus of karaoke and impulsive buys. On your next visit, stop by the free photo exhibition about the history of the park on through Aug 30 and don't end the summer without having learned something. more

Insider Tips

Wait! Before you get angry, John wants you to know the title of this blog post is just a quote. Please hear him out... more

Opinion

Berlin needs a palace to honor the ruling dynasty of Brandenburg and Prussia: the Hohenzollern. But who were these Hohenzollern people? John Riceburg took a trip to the Brandenburg-Preussen-Museum to find the answer. more

Opinion

Berlin is gay! Need proof? Look no further than the silver screen. With the 10th XPosed International Queer Film Festival kicking off on Thu, May 21 at Moviemento, we outline just how the city got that rep. more

Film

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