Issue 118

INTERVIEW. Last weekend the scene-stealing FEMEN returned to the spotlight with an action against Berlin's incredibly strange March for Life. Here two Berlin members hold forth on the male gaze, the media and their "topless Jihad". more

Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM People

With Berliner Braufest already in full swing at RAW Tempel, Exberliner presents the grand finale of our Craft Beer Week series with a look at two Wedding nano-breweries that are making big waves. Go forth, drink and be merry this weekend. more

Sep 13, 2013 10:50 AM Food

Berliner Braufest starts today (Sep 12-14, RAW Tempel)! And continuing our week-long series into the city's burgeoning microbrewing culture, Rachel Glassberg introduces you to the Kreuzberg mavericks. more

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM Food

Are you buzzed yet? In the third instalment of our week-long series leading up this weekend's Berliner Braufest, Rachel Glassberg directs your attention to the growing - and inventive - legion of brewpubs. more

Sep 11, 2013 12:00 PM Food 1 Comments

Continuing our week-long series of microbrewery magic leading up to Berliner Braufest (Sep 12-14 at RAW), we look at two independents who simply want to give the people what they want, wetting whistles from Neukölln to Mitte and beyond. more

Sep 10, 2013 12:00 PM Food

Put down that Sterni! Just in time for Braufest (Sep 12-14 at RAW), we're giving you a week-long rundown of the 10 best microbreweries in the city. First up: craft beer godfathers Schoppe Bräu and Brewbaker, plus the sad history of Bier in Berlin. more

Sep 9, 2013 12:00 AM Food 5 Comments

INTERVIEW. Lauded sculptor (Sir) Anish Kapoor's first solo show in the city explores changing states through his imposing, emotive works and use of crimson. See deep red on the entire ground floor of the Martin-Gropius Bau, running until Nov 24. more

Aug 22, 2013 4:00 PM Art

With rain back on the horizon, the wet stuff might be on your mind. Can you trust your taps? Between hormones in the mains, "blood" in the Spree and lead in the pipes themselves, do any of Berlin's recent health scares really hold water? more

Aug 19, 2013 2:00 PM Zeitgeist 3 Comments

August’s EXBlicks highlights prolific short film director Sven Wegner, showcasing his sharp and wry eye for the Berlin male’s key concerns. Followed by a Q&A with Wegner himself. Don't miss it on Aug 26, 20:15 at Lichtblick Kino more

Aug 16, 2013 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Well-dressed "heist" flick THE BLING RING is a slightly superficial bauble. more

Aug 15, 2013 10:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW. French-Algerian artist Kader Attia meditates on repair, culture, colonialism and impermanence through a decade's worth of objects presented in five acts in his first solo exhibition in Germany, running though Aug 25 at KW. more

Aug 14, 2013 12:30 AM Art

See red at three of Berlin's best leftist locals: leather-heavy havens of scruffy activism, cheap liquor, GDR memorabilia and defiantly anti-glitz attitudes – for the most part. There's never a bland moment in these alternative strongholds. more

Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM Zeitgeist

Contemporary dance festival Tanz im August celebrates its 25th birthday, gifting the city an eclectic dance spread from Aug 16-31. This year's director Bettina Masuch has seen Berlin's dance world bloom since the festival began. more

Aug 12, 2013 1:15 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. The B-52s might not bring political parties on tour anymore, but they're still dancing this mess around and flamboyant frontman Fred Schneider has views aplenty. The Deadbeat Club roams into Huxley's Neue Welt on Wed, Aug 21. more

Aug 12, 2013 12:30 PM Music & nightlife

OUT NOW! Hypnosis thriller TRANCE is occasionally mesmerising if not entirely mind-blowing. more

Aug 8, 2013 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! GLORIA's warm tale of middle-aged zest is lyrical and light on its feet. more

Aug 8, 2013 10:00 AM Film

INTERVIEW. Oscar winner (Slumdog Millionaire) and 2012 master of Olympic ceremonies extraordinaire Danny Boyle returns to London for his latest film, Trance, a noir-ish art heist thriller. Trance opens in Berlin cinemas on August 8. more

Aug 6, 2013 11:00 AM Film

The Thin White Duke's Berlin years are all but mythic – the divided city birthed some of Bowie's darkest and most euphoric tracks. Dan Borden guides us through the clubs, bars and even bathhouses where nights were warm and the days were young. more

Aug 1, 2013 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

Still bearing the name of its original Mitte address, this hard-working gallery has put itself squarely on the art map over its eight years, with bold exhibitions offering artists considerable creative freedom. This month: Argentinian Nicolás Robbio. more

Jul 25, 2013 11:00 AM Art

OUT NOW! LA GRANDE BELLEZZA is a gorgeous but ultimately shallow look at disillusionment in the eternal city. more

Jul 25, 2013 9:00 AM Film

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