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"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

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM 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

Oct 2, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

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

Aug 7, 2017 12:00 PM Art & Exhibitions

For our "Endstation" special, we travelled to the ends of Berlin and back to bring you 10 summer escapes you definitely won't read about in the guidebooks. Plus summer reads, festivals, bikes, scooters, barbecue, soft serve and much more! more

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM

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

Jun 28, 2017 1:55 PM 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

Apr 27, 2017 5:06 PM 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

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 PM History

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

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

Jan 2, 2017 11:00 AM , History

This month is all about the night, from secret cellar venues to petting leather clad human puppies, to speaking to the lawyers who sort through the industry’s dirty paperwork. Plus: A Brandenburg village's WWI history of Jihadism, and much more! more

Nov 29, 2016 1:00 PM Features

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

Feb 17, 2016 3:00 PM 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

Dec 11, 2015 2:00 PM 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

Dec 7, 2015 12:45 PM 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

Nov 27, 2015 1:35 PM Film

This month, we take a look at the past, present and future of Jews in Germany's capital. Plus: Is refugee Willkommenskultur all it's cracked up to be? This and much, much more on newsstands now! more

Sep 30, 2015 4:00 PM 1 Comments

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

Sep 3, 2015 10:00 AM 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

Aug 17, 2015 3:40 PM 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

Jul 8, 2015 12:00 PM 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

Jun 17, 2015 12:00 PM 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

May 20, 2015 2:00 PM Film

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