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In the past year, Arab and Turkish shop owners, activists and refugee helpers in Berlin’s most diverse neighbourhood have been the targets of increasing intimidation, threats and violence from neo-Nazis. Now, the victims are fighting back. more

Aug 10, 2017 3:00 PM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: Goodbye, Volksbühne

The Volksbühne under Frank Castorf was funny and exhausting and ingenious and dense and uncompromising and communist. Konrad will miss it. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Wladek Flakin: See you at G20!

Wladek is off to the barricades in Hamburg to protest against Donald Trump and friends. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM The Berlin Blog

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders came to Berlin's Frei Universität with his new book "Our Revolution". He talked to a full house of students who were clearly still feeling the Bern. We were there. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 PM People 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Better than "Orange is the New Black"! A CIA spy reveals all about his time in jail among "chomos", Italian mobsters and neo-Nazis. Here's part two of our chat with ex-CIA agent and whistleblower-turned-author John Kiriakou. more

May 23, 2017 12:15 PM People

Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

May 18, 2017 1:00 PM People

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

Goodbye cheap flats, art studios and anarchist lairs; hello, greedy developers and real estate speculators. Our new government wants to stem the tide, but is it too little, too late? Read all about it in Exberliner's May issue, on stands now! more

Apr 27, 2017 12:00 PM Features

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

Konrad Werner: Worrying about integration again

Some Turkish people in Germany voted "Evet" (yes) in Erdoğan's referendum last Sunday. The German newspapers decided that this means society is collapsing, and Turkish people have to sort it out. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:30 PM The Berlin Blog

On Sun, Apr 23, France goes to the polling booths, and many fear Marine le Pen and Front National's success. Who's voting for her in Berlin? Some seemingly cool, open-minded Frenchmen... including our writer's friend. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Like nothing else, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan is dividing Turks in Germany. With a referendum coming up on April 16 that would vastly increase the powers of the president, a group of Turkish creatives in Berlin are voicing their disapproval. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:30 PM Zeitgeist

Two years after the height of the Pegida movement, who’s still demonstrating against the “Islamisation of Europe”? Ben Knight sets off to find out. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM

You can feel it in the air... and we're not talking about spring. From Trump to Le Pen, Front National to Germany's own AfD, our April issue is all about that xenophobic, anti-establishment elephant in the room and what we can do about it. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Features

The Berlinale Blog: Packing a punch

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro packs a punch and pyscho-thriller Berlin Syndrome fails to impress on Day 7 of the Berlinale... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Best kept secrets

Secrets and lies, confessions and betrayals: all in a day’s work at the Berlinale, which sees Sally Potter’s The Party succeed where fellow Competition film The Dinner failed, as well as an Austrian Forum film deliver the creepy goods. more

Feb 13, 2017 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

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 Zeitgeist

This Fri, Jan 20, sees the inauguration of Donald Trump. And to go with it, a huge protest ("No to Global Trumpism") at 17:00, starting at Berlin's AfD offices. Kathleen Brown of Die Linke Berlin International explains the demo's aims. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:15 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

The Komische Oper is remounting Oscar Straus’ 1923 operetta The Pearls of Cleopatra, a light bit of fun about a powerful female leader and a disaffected middle class amid a drought. Timely, right? more

Dec 13, 2016 3:20 PM Stage

Watching Trump win in Another Country

Konrad found a beautiful, well-named bookshop to witness the end of times. more

Nov 9, 2016 1:30 AM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

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