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Young Fathers (pictured here at Melt! Festival 2015) were among the eight acts to boycott Pop-Kultur. Photo by S. Bollmann

Did Israel really sponsor the indie festival Pop-Kultur? Why did Kate Tempest cancel her Volksbühne show? Part 4 of our series on Berlin identity skirmishes deals with how the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out on our stages. more

Nov 21, 2017 12:15 PM Zeitgeist

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Left: Dreadlocked artist Jan Muche at his studio in Wedding. Right: Fatima Muhammed. Photos by German Palomeque

The cultural appropriation debate around dreadlocks has migrated from USA to Berlin, where many Germans continue to sport the style. A former dreadhead himself, Cameron Cook took a deep-dive into the issue. It’s not always a matter of black or white. more

Nov 16, 2017 12:00 AM Features 2 Comments

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Well-intentioned lesbian talks... more

Nov 14, 2017 1:30 PM Zeitgeist

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: The fascist bookstore? more

Nov 8, 2017 12:30 PM Zeitgeist

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Photo by Sophie le Roux

November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Racism at Schwuz? more

Nov 1, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Identity politics have arrived in Berlin, and the shitstorms are coming fast and furious. Our November issue explores the many race, sexuality and gender identity battles being fought all over town, from the Schwuz fiasco to white dreadlocks. more

Nov 1, 2017 11:30 AM Features

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