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issue 156

Happy 149th birthday, Magnus Hirschfeld! As the anniversary approaches for the pioneering sexologist's birth (and, coincidentally, death) this Sunday, May 14, we look back at the legacy he left behind. more

May 10, 2017 1:10 PM Interviews & Portraits

The burger craze refuses to die, and vegheads are getting in on the action too. Here are our favourite recent entries from both sides of the spectrum. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 PM , Food & Drink

Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: Are the 1920s back for gay Berlin? more

Jan 31, 2017 4:15 PM Opinion

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

The arty Syrian diaspora breaks new ground in Berlin with its own magazine, A Syrious Look. more

Jan 31, 2017 11:00 AM What's On

INTERVIEW! Hyped video artist Omer Fast has installed a high-profile, seven-film show (complete with its own Ausländerbehörde) on the top floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau (on through Mar 12). We asked him about process, politics, and porn. more

Jan 30, 2017 1:15 PM Art & Exhibitions

With the recent rise of populist, nationalist and xenophobic movements such as Pegida and AfD, some have begun to draw comparisons with the politically turbulent 1920s. Are we in a Weimar situation? We asked right-wing extremism expert Hajo Funke. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:00 PM Politics

Over the last two years, some 75,700 people applied for asylum in Berlin. About half of them received it. Where do they live now? What does the future hold for them? more

Jan 25, 2017 3:00 PM , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Dutch electro avant-gardist Thomas Ankersmit explains infrasound, the inaudible frequency range featured in his CTM piece Infra at Berghain. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

From January 27 through February 5, brainy experimental music festival CTM brings us fear, anger, love and a trip to Mexico. more

Jan 25, 2017 11:45 AM Concerts & Parties

A compelling cast of real-live characters narrates the Gorki's new GDR documentary piece Atlas of Communism. Catch it with English surtitles Jan 24 and 25. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Julie Miess, singer and keyboardist of Half Girl, on monsters, melancholia and the making of Berlin’s most exciting supergroup. We spoke to Miess prior to the band’s performance at Volksbühne on January 22. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW! Schleime, winner of this year’s Hannah Höch Prize for lifetime achievement, on fleeing East Berlin, starting all over again and creating free art in a free world. Don't miss her exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, on through Apr 24. more

Jan 12, 2017 11:45 AM Art & Exhibitions

OUT NOW! KING COBRA isn't championing porn or cinematically radical, but Brent Corrigan's bio-pic delivers the kind of money shot(s) we want, with an ensemble cast to boot. more

Jan 12, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Despite its somewhat prosaic narrative, David Mackenzie's HELL OR HIGH WATER nevertheless works. more

Jan 12, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Damien Chazelle has wasted no time in capitalising on the breakout success of his virtuoso drumming psychodrama Whiplash – LA LA LAND. more

Jan 12, 2017 11:00 AM Film

Festival for new music Ultraschall tests the limits of the human voice, yodelling included, for its ninth go starting Jan 18-22 at venues around the city. more

Jan 11, 2017 2:00 PM Concerts & Parties

Follow those New Year's fitness resolutions with these homegrown workout apps. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:30 PM Start-ups

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Why AI, chatbots and virtual reality are the start-up trends to look out for in 2017. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:30 PM Start-ups

Aside from being the head of Berlinale's Panorama section since 1992 and initiator of the festival's Teddy Award, Wieland Speck is the director of EXBlicks selection Escape to Life. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:15 PM Interviews & Portraits

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