This month, we take on the elephant (and donkey) in the room: Are any Berliners voting for Trump? How much do you know about the US presidential candidates? What's the impact of the American occupation of Berlin today? And more... more

Sep 30, 2016 2:00 PM Features

Is Riefenstahl's masterpiece "Olympia" a Nazi film? Here's the history, the scandals and the indomitable woman behind Nazi Germany’s sports epic. More on Third Reich films at our EXBlicks: Verbotene Filme on Mar 1, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:45 PM Film

Eighty years after her "OIympia" masterpiece was released and 12 years after her death, the question is still hotly contested. more

Feb 29, 2016 10:00 AM Film

The Third Reich's Nazi propaganda films have been locked away for 70 years now for a number of reasons. But should they be? Join us for "Verbotene Filme", exploring their censorship in Germany, at EXBlicks on Tue, Mar 1. 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:30 PM Film

John Riceburg: "I'm not racist, I just attack refugees"

In 2015, the number of right-wing crimes doubled. John wonders: Why isn't everyone talking about this? more

Feb 24, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

The Berlinale's back, and we know what to watch and which celebrities to stalk. But what about German films? We investigate Germany's problem with arthouse cinema and much more in the issue Berlin cinephiles shouldn't miss, on stands now. more

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM

In the 1920s, Lilli Henoch was Germany’s greatest multi-sport athlete. Martin-Heinz Ehlert has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to giving the young Jewish woman her rightful place in German sporting history. more

Dec 14, 2015 12:00 AM People

John Riceburg: Just call it terrorism already

Heard about the wave of terrorist attacks rolling through Germany? There have been over 500 attacks on asylum seekers' homes in this year alone. John Riceburg wonders why no one is talking about it for what it is. more

Oct 28, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments


SS leader Heinrich Himmler (centre) looks over the shoulder of SA leader Ernst Röhm (right), August 1933.

Something from our queer issue! From Hitler’s first right-hand man to homophobic smear campaigns by the left, homosexuality and fascism have had a long, twisted relationship. What’s behind it? more

Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM Features

OUT NOW! A carefully-made biopic about a Nazi resistance fighter, ELSER follows convention a bit too closely. more

Apr 8, 2015 3:45 PM Film

In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more

Jan 6, 2015 1:00 PM Features

John Riceburg: Was the Mall of Berlin designed by Adolf Hitler?

Xmas is around the corner, and Berlin's many shopping malls are buzzing. But why was the new Mall of Berlin opened? Were sinister forces at work? John Riceburg has a theory... more

Dec 3, 2014 1:30 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Rainer Höß is the grandson of Auschwitz top executioner Rudolf Höß. His quest for truth broke four generations of silence, and turned him into a pariah in a family still infected by the virus of Holocaust denial. more

May 6, 2014 1:00 PM People 1 Comments

This April's all about families: past and future. We talk to the descendants of a death camp commander, a radical lefty and a GDR leader and look at nuclear-free constellations. Plus alt schools, Alte Schönhauser, an anti-toddler rant and more! more

Mar 31, 2014 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

John Riceburg: #bombergate, the most boring scandal of the year

A scandal involving Femen, the Pirates, the "Antideutsche", the Nazis and the European elections. Plus: Bare female breasts! John Riceburg looks back at a month of the #bombergate scandal and says: yawn. more

Mar 19, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Today marks the last day of the 80th anniversary of the BVG strike, one instance in Berlin history when workers went on strike and the politicians of the day seized the situation for their own (diabolical) means. Wladek Flakin explains. more

Nov 7, 2012 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

Amok Mama: Basically the cleverest boy in the world

Jacinta Nandi's son can use adverbs now and everything! more

Oct 15, 2012 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Nazis v. Salafists v. Google

This week, Konrad makes a desperate bid to boost his Google News quotient. more

Oct 12, 2012 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments


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Amok Mama: Slightly libellous

You know when you're with a sensible German boy at the supermarket, having a really reasonable conversation, and he just keeps on bringing out the devil in you? Jacinta Nandi does. more

Feb 21, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Seymour Gris: Nazi terrorists and the NPD

The discovery of a "Brown Army Faction" is a reminder that's it's time to crack down on the neo-Nazi scene for real. more

Nov 15, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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