INTERVIEW. Hyper-literate Norwegian musician Hval takes on menstruation and vampirism in latest album "Blood Bitch". She brings her mix of experimental pop, performance art and feminist body horror to Berghain Kantine on Oct 26. more

Oct 19, 2016 4:15 PM Music & nightlife

INTERVIEW! In 1979, Edward Ruscha hid a sculpture in California's Mojave Desert called "Rocky II", but mum's the word on it now. Artist Bismuth attempts to find out why in "Where Is Rocky II?". It opens in cinemas on Oct 20. more

Oct 18, 2016 2:00 PM Film

Twice a month, we shine a spotlight on our favourite chefs in the city. This time round it's the pioneer of American deli food in Berlin, Cynthia Barcomi. more

Oct 17, 2016 1:30 PM Food

INTERVIEW! Langlo's "Welcome to Norway!" deftly fuses a topical issue with dark comedy. We spoke to the director about setting a refugee story in wintery Norway, the realism of the acting and how a comedy could have no punchlines. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM Film

High-profile digital detective Constant Dullaart wages war with Facebook in Synthesising the Preferred Inputs. Read our interview with him and then catch it at Future Gallery in Schöneberg before it ends Oct 15. more

Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM Art

Interview: Our US election warm-up (tonight, Oct 10, 19:00!) features DJ Spooky's "Rebirth of a Nation" at 9pm, after food, drinks and voter registration. Spooky told us his thoughts on the 2016 election and the meaning of "Birth of a Nation" today. more

Oct 10, 2016 1:00 PM Film

INTERVIEW! Olivier Assayas' newest effort "Personal Shopper" screened at the Hamburg Film Festival this week. So we jumped on an ICE to talk about ghost stories, film criticism, Berliner actors and why it's important to stay excited. more

Oct 7, 2016 3:00 PM Film

Catch the European premiere of "How Berlin Got the Blues", the story of how one man made blues live in Cold War Berlin this Wed, Oct 12 at 20:00 at Babylon Mitte, followed by a concert by Davis and his "Superband". more

Oct 5, 2016 11:30 AM Film

Twice a month, we shine a spotlight on our favourite chefs in the city. This time round it's Adam Ramirez of Kreuzberg BBQ joint The Pit. more

Oct 4, 2016 3:00 PM Food

INTERVIEW! The first film to deal with the Nazi euthanasia programme, “Nebel im August” star Koch (of “The Lives of Others”) must channel a hard-to-recognize evil in the form of a Third Reich positions. It opens in Berlin cinemas on Sep 29. more

Sep 28, 2016 3:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW! The robots are coming! New festival Wir sind die Roboter fills the Musikbrauerei with the mind-warping booming, beeping and humming only mechanical musicians can make. Read our chat with the curators then catch it Sep 29-Oct 1. more

Sep 26, 2016 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

Twice a month, we shine a spotlight on our favourite chefs in the city. This time around, it's Vladimr Kosic, owner of fish restaurant Lesendro, celebrating his newly opened branch in Wilmersdorf. more

Sep 16, 2016 12:30 PM Food

INTERVIEW! A low-budget, fictionalised account of the Obamas’ chaste first date might sound like a made-for-TV nightmare, but Tanne’s directorial debut is in fact an impressive slice of lo-fi heightened realism. It opens Sep 15. more

Sep 14, 2016 3:00 PM Film

INTERVIEW! Refugees... in space! Halil Altindere is hitting Berlin Art Week with a jarring dystopian proposal: send them to Mars. Check out "Space Refugee" opening at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein on Sep 14. more

Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM Art

INTERVIEW. Israelis have a voice here, but Palestinians, not so much. Curators of "After the Last Sky" Anna-Esther Younes and Pary El-Qualqili aim to change that with their fest at Ballhaus Naunynstraße starting Sep 9. more

Sep 5, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

Twice a month, we shine a spotlight on our favourite chefs in the city. This time around, it's Polish couple Sebastian and Roma Barticzka of Schmeckerei/Pierogi. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:40 PM Food

INTERVIEW! Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal, the controversial author behind 2084: The End of the World, sounds off on Islam and why "we cannot talk about anything anymore." Catch him at the International Literature Festival Berlin Sep 6 and 7. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:35 AM People 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! How Alex Gibney learned to start worrying and fear the cyberbomb in "Zero Days", opening in Berlin cinemas on Sep 1. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Film


"Under Influence" by Sidney Leoni. Photo by Thomas Cartron

Tanz im August: An interview with Sidney Leoni

Sidney Leoni on his new feature film: Under Influence. Leoni talks female idols, Scandinavian darkness, and the return to basic, human sensations. more

Aug 30, 2016 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW! Most of you know of poet and activist Audre Lorde, but did you know she spent some of her last years here in Berlin? Dagmar Schultz' doco details them in "Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years", screening Sat, Sep 3 at Lichtblick at 20:30. more

Aug 23, 2016 4:30 PM Film

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