Issue 133

After a decade-long debate, Germany's constitutional court has struck down the ban on headscarves for public sector workers this month. In our Islam issue, we examined whether women should be forced to uncover. more

Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM Features

Germany’s most infamous jihadist Denis Cuspert, aka Deso Dogg, was put on the US terrorist watch list by the NSA yesterday, Feb 9. But five years ago, he was just another posturing Kreuzberg rapper. Robert Rigney met him. more

Feb 10, 2015 11:00 AM People

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, from retirement to founding your own club. Write to with all your queries. more

Feb 2, 2015 10:00 AM Features

Thirty-one-year-old Brazilian painter Lucas Arruda is about to make it big – by making it small. Check out his tiny creations before the exhibition at Veneklasen/Werner ends on Sat, Jan 10. more

Jan 2, 2015 4:00 PM Art

Whether Silvester is an occasion to pat yourself on the back for 2014's accomplishments or to drink away the lack thereof, a glass of sekt will undoubtedly be in hand at midnight... but where? Here are our fave spots where Berlin beats ring in 2015. more

Dec 29, 2014 3:00 PM Music & nightlife

OUT NOW! A beautiful biopic, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is Stephen Hawking wonderfully hooked on hope. more

Dec 25, 2014 10:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! COHERENCE is occasionally muddled but pulls itself together at the end. more

Dec 25, 2014 10:00 AM Film

The six-month-old MJ’s Foodshop serves some of the most authentic American food in Berlin! And in case you're missing some of that for the holidays, they're open on both Dec 25 and 26. Merry American Christmas. more

Dec 23, 2014 12:30 PM Food

Lured into joining ISIS by a promise of revolution and desert romance, those girls end up as little more than “cheerleaders of the jihad”. more

Dec 19, 2014 10:00 AM Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Reality, theatre and film blend together in the rewardingly complex THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA. more

Dec 18, 2014 10:10 AM Film

OUT NOW! Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut THE HOMESMAN is worth getting lost in. more

Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! SERENA's all-star cast is promising in its Depression-era deforestation tale but leaves one disappointed. more

Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW. Austin, Texas minimalist electro-dreamers Love Inks – husband-and-wife duo Sherry LeBlanc and Kevin Dehan, bassist Zach Biggs – have further stripped back their pared-down sound with new album Exi. Meet them at Lido on Dec 20. more

Dec 16, 2014 12:05 PM Music & nightlife

Get your fix of Hollywood musicals at Arsenal (Dec 12-30) as the two-week All Singing, All Dancing extravaganza takes you on a journey through the golden years of 1933-1957. Cue the swaying singalong! more

Dec 15, 2014 4:10 PM Film

With the second Tanzen vor Weihnachten (Dec 16-21, 20:00) festival, Acker Stadt Palast invites dancers and the audience to meet just before Christmas in an experiment with intimacy as part of a wider programme of varied dance performances. more

Dec 12, 2014 1:45 PM Stage

OUT NOW! The slack pace and editing of THE LOFT doesn't leave us entertained. more

Dec 11, 2014 1:20 PM Film

OUT NOW! WINTER SLEEP is cleverly scripted but is three hours of dialogue a little too long? more

Dec 11, 2014 11:35 AM Film

OUT NOW! Director Abderrahmane Sissako chooses a quiet path to lament the white noise of religious dogma in TIMBUKTU. more

Dec 11, 2014 10:10 AM Film

OUT NOW! A subtly unsettling film, EXHIBITION offers a poignant look at marriage and human relationships. more

Dec 11, 2014 10:00 AM Film

Film set, documentary theatre... game?! Daniel Wetzel of performance group Rimini Protokoll explains the trio’s “multi-player video piece” Situation Rooms, part of HAU's interdisciplinary Waffenloung, coming to Berlin Dec 14 through Jan 11. more

Dec 10, 2014 1:00 PM Stage

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