issue 160

With 13,000 asylum seekers still living in emergency shelters in Berlin, refugee housing might not be a popular topic, but it’s a pressing issue. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:45 PM Zeitgeist

Some David vs. Goliath stories have happy endings. This isn’t one of them. For the past three months Neukölln’s remaining anarchists faced off against a Luxembourgian corporation evicting their community space. On Jun 29 that fight will be over. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Kreuzberg's Eiszeit celebrates a year since its rebirth with a week of special screenings Jun 15-22. Don't miss out! But Eiszeit isn't the only "new" Kino on the block. Check out our round-up for more boutique cinemas. more

Jun 15, 2017 11:00 AM Film

After a lonely wait of 30 years, the oldest U-Bahn tunnel in Germany has reopened for public tours thanks to Berlin Unterwelten. To do it up festive, visit the tunnel for its 120th birthday on Jun 17 at the "Lange Nacht der Unterwelten". more

Jun 15, 2017 11:00 AM What's On

The young, creatives that shaped Berlin are losing their studio spaces, victims of their own cool cachet. But the city just purchased the empty Haus der Statistik building to alleviate this problem. Can the city's artists push victory further? more

May 18, 2017 3:00 PM Culture 1 Comments

OUT NOW! Sonia Kennebeck's disquieting documentary on the impacts of drone warfare NATIONAL BIRD fascinates as much as it disturbs. more

May 18, 2017 10:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Andres Veiel's BEUYS should be a portrait of controversial German artist Joseph Beuys that will please art fans and novices alike. more

May 18, 2017 10:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Bertrand Bonello's technically dazzling and unnervingly timely NOCTURAMA is a film that will strike some as a profound, others as aggravatingly ambiguous. more

May 18, 2017 10:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW: Native Berliner Ersan Mondtag returns to Theatertreffen with the post-apocalyptic "Die Vernichtung" (The Extermination). Catch it May 20 and 21 (with English surtitles) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

May 17, 2017 1:45 PM Theatre & Dance

Remember those colourful friendship bracelets you used to make as a kid? Dörte Bundt offers to expand on that childhood skill by teaching Berliners the groovy, decades-old art of macrame at California Dreaming. Next one is May 21 at Hallesches Haus. more

May 15, 2017 1:40 PM Insider Tips

We spoke with Michael LaFond, founder of Berlin's annual Experimentdays festival for innovative housing projects (May 11-14), for the low-down on nine developments on Berlin's urban landscape. more

May 11, 2017 1:30 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

OUT NOW! Romuald Karmakar traces the story of five techno and house DJs in his contemplative and charming documentary DENK ICH AN DEUTSCHLAND IN DER NACHT. more

May 11, 2017 11:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW! Romuald Karmakar returns to Clubland for his hypnotic new documentary "Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht". It opens in Berlin cinemas on May 11. more

May 10, 2017 12:30 PM Film

Berlin's got sexy nightlife in spades, but the burlesque community’s a little scattershot. Primitiv is holding things down, though: with a biweekly Sunday Soiree (May 14, 7:30pm) and the more kitschier event series, Poetry Brothel. more

May 10, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

OUT NOW! Spanish director J.A. Bayona's A MONSTER CALLS isn’t exactly a must-see, but it works as a potent weepie about grief, and features some enchanting animated sequences. more

May 4, 2017 10:00 AM Film

Larger-than-life sets, nudity and chicken suits: Get ready for Theatertreffen, your annual cheat sheet to what’s hot in German theatre – May 6-21. more

May 3, 2017 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance

For a few days this month, my trusty city bike was in repair. More than a little bereft, I wondered if any of Berlin's new ride-sharing apps could help spice up my commute. more

May 2, 2017 3:15 PM Start-ups

The weather might not feel like it at the moment, but open-air cinema season is just around the corner! Here's what to expect at Berlin's Freiluftkinos in May. more

May 2, 2017 3:00 PM Film


In 2015, the club and cultural complex Stattbad in Wedding was shut down by city officials, citing inadequate fire safety.

Berlin is struggling with a fullblown housing crisis: rents have doubled, pushing out low-income residents and artists to the city margins. The government is showing a will to tackle the situation. But is it too little, too late? more

May 2, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW: Aykan Safoğlu and Emre Busse examine the Turkish-German connection through a LGBTQ lens in ğ – the soft g, on through May 29 at the Schwules Museum. more

May 2, 2017 12:00 PM Art & Exhibitions

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