Plaid plastic bags, non-native plants, falafel... The migration conversation dominates December's recommended exhibitions. Here's our art editor's take. more

Nov 25, 2017 1:30 PM Art & Exhibitions

This month, head to the Deutsches Theater’s smaller stages – the 230-seat Kammerspiele and the 80-seat Box – for a trio of relevant works. more

Nov 25, 2017 1:15 PM Theatre & Dance

More than 12,000 children in Berlin, most refugees, are attending Willkommensklassen. These classes could be a key investment in integration, say teachers hired for the task – instead, they consider themselves exploited for a short-term solution. more

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM Zeitgeist

What would you do if you were a politician? Make even more laws? more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion

Theatertreffen Blog: On arriving

Lily Kelting is up and running (or up and sitting) at Theatertreffen at this point, checking out the best German theatre has to offer. Her first forays? Two plays dealing with "Migrationshintergrund"... more

May 9, 2016 3:20 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Everything that the anti-Islam protests in Dresden are demanding is already in place in Germany. more

Dec 12, 2014 11:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Why do people keep going on about immigration? more

Nov 17, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion 2 Comments

Time to reinvent democracy! The Slow Politics Symposium is kicking off Nov 13 at Supermarkt! Public talks happen on Sat, Nov 15 – with everyone invited to join! We caught up with author and activist Marina Sitrin. more

Nov 13, 2014 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

With a new law set to allow dual citizenship for the first time, Germany's forced choice nationality policy is set to change. Exberliner examines what this change really means, talking both to the experts and the people set to be most effected. more

Apr 28, 2014 5:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

From “Rat’s Nest” to model of Roma integration: in just a few years, the Arnold-Fortuin-Haus in Neukölln was transformed into attractive, affordable housing for its 500 tenants thanks to one man, Benjamin Marx. more

Apr 8, 2014 5:45 PM Interviews & Portraits

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? more

Mar 17, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 4 Comments

Placards, banners and signs can be the most in-your-face show of solidarity with Berlin's many refugees. But what about a more subtle but just as valuable show of solidarity – talking? more

Feb 26, 2014 2:30 PM Opinion

Konrad wanted to get stoned and go to the movies. But because the CSU are such dicks he had to write this instead. more

Jan 3, 2014 10:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Driven by persecution in their home country and rumours of sanctuary in Germany, Chechen refugees are flooding into Berlin, making them the number one national group seeking asylum in the country. Yet barely any will be allowed to stay... more

Dec 3, 2013 12:45 PM Zeitgeist


Lorelei by Johann Köler

Feeling homesick? Can't work out what's happening in Tatort? Don't worry, Berlin has a new integration commissioner. She's here for you. more

Sep 21, 2012 9:30 AM Opinion 3 Comments

What would you do if you were a millionaire? If you're a TEFL teacher like Jacinta Nandi, this is literally the million-dollar question. more

Nov 14, 2011 9:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Every year some 100,000 foreigners become Germans, the vast majority driven by economic or political factors. But what about that minority who decide to become German without ‘having to’? more

Nov 9, 2011 2:59 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Nov 9, 2011 11:14 AM Zeitgeist

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