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issue 159

In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:15 PM Zeitgeist

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. more

May 24, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Frank Castorf ’s seven-hour "Faust" is his last lap before the Volksbühne sells its soul. But is it any good? Find out and then catch May 12, 14, 26 and 27. more

May 10, 2017 1:00 PM Stage

What would it look like if the AfD won? Where will Trump’s America be in four years? Hungarians have an idea – and it’s not pretty. more

May 8, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! A chat about Muslims, Merkel and motherhood with AfD’s Beatrix von Storch, the most controversial female politician in Berlin. more

May 4, 2017 10:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

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New Wilmersdorf restaurant Bahadur cooks up the same kind of tandoori kebabs and curries you might find at other northern Indian joints in Berlin – but it's better. Much better. more

Apr 27, 2017 2:00 PM Food

With Marine le Pen bolstered by gay voters in France and a surprise upset in the AfD naming an open lesbian as chief candidate, it seems now more than ever far-right parties have found a way to play with gays. Are Berlin's queers falling for it? more

Apr 25, 2017 3:20 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Fudakowski pairs up two art and comedy antiheroes, Lee Lozano and Andy Kaufman respectively, in "Double Standards", her new show at ChertLüdde. The show is on Apr 28-Jun 17. Don't miss! more

Apr 24, 2017 12:30 PM Art

OUT NOW! QUEEN OF KATWE effectively engages with the stark realities of Ugandan life but fails to imbue any real tension or excitement to what purports to be the focus of the film – chess. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Though THE FOUNDER is sharply written, the film ultimately lacks a compelling enough story to carry it along. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! With DENIAL we’re left with a frustratingly pedestrian film steeped in courtroom drama clichés, and an execution which never feels cinematic. more

Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM Film

Berlin's own festival of homegrown film, Achtung, is back Apr 19-26! Aside from a lucky 13th year of screenings all around town, our Exberliner Film Award returns and we bring you the first-ever Achtung English Days at Lichtblick Kino. more

Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Despite a committed performance from Matthew McConaughey and some pleasant landscapes, GOLD never amounts to more than a forgettable, "Wolf Of Wall Street". more

Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Canadian production BELOW HER MOUTH lives up to its ridiculous title for a borderline insulting and hollow skin flick. more

Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Nate Parker's controversial THE BIRTH OF NATION tries but ultimately plays out like a crude diatribe. more

Apr 13, 2017 11:00 AM Film

The Komische Oper proves My Fair Lady works just as well in German. See it in April before it disappears until summer 2018. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

The Gorki Theater’s new power players don’t need your pity. The group’s first mainstage premiere is this month: "Winterreise", an ensemble-driven piece from Yael Ronen. Check it out Apr 8 and with English surtitles) 13 and 26. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

OUT NOW! Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE is a 1970s-set shootout that knows what it wants to be and fulfils the promise of its two-gangs-try-to-survive premise, with a quotable script to boot. more

Apr 6, 2017 11:00 AM Film

An uprooted piece of civil rights history or a conceptual art piece? Opening on April 8, The Rosa Parks House begs the question, exhibiting the civil right's leader's midcentury Detroit residence, dissembled and conveyed to Berlin via freighter. more

Apr 6, 2017 11:00 AM The Best of Berlin

No, Free! Music isn’t free. The title of HKW’s first music festival since its February reopening comes from music’s liberating impact in times of social and political unrest. Check it out Apr 6-9 at the Pregnant Oyster. more

Apr 4, 2017 2:00 PM Music & nightlife

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