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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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Tonight's the big vote! But how well do you know the candidates you're voting for? Many Americans don't even know their options. Find out what their positions are in our election quiz. more

Nov 8, 2016 1:00 PM , Zeitgeist

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Yes, there are Republicans in Berlin. But like many American right-wingers, they’re finding their loyalties tested by the most divisive candidate in US presidential history. Will they choose the “lesser evil”? more

Oct 26, 2016 3:20 PM Zeitgeist

Berlin Gazette invites you to join in a dialogue about the politics of access and free movement at their 16th annual conference at the Volksbühne Oct 27-29. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:45 PM Culture

Party for your right to vote, Americans! Join Exberliner, in cooperation with Realeyz and American Voices Abroad, for authentic US food and drinks, voter registration and "Rebirth of a Nation" at Lichtblick Kino on Monday, October 10. more

Oct 5, 2016 3:00 PM Film

The Disruption Network Lab is back! From Friday, Sep 30 through Oct 1 you're invited to a weekend of "Ignorance" at Studio 1 in Kunstquartier Bethanien. This time, the subject is the unknown and the manipulation of what we think we know. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:25 AM Culture

As the dust settles on Britain’s vote to leave the EU, what will become of the 13,500-plus Brits who call Berlin home? We spoke to three who are weighing their options. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: Berlindecision 2016

If you’re an Anglophone reader who by a twist of lineage and law finds themselves eligible to vote here, do it! And don’t be confused about it either. Konrad's walks you through it. more

Sep 12, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Return of the AirBnB monster...

You thought Berlin had a plan to get rents under control? Think again! Because of a recent court decision regarding the so-called AirBnB ban, it looks like we're on the way back to the same old shithouse. Gris explains. more

Aug 13, 2016 4:10 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

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Konrad Werner: Sigmar Gabriel is probably not evil

The German economy minister and Social Democrat leader doesn't seem to be evil - but if he isn't, then he has no courage and it's ruining German politics. more

Jul 11, 2016 2:13 PM The Berlin Blog

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We're still digesting the news of the Brexit vote. In fact, like so many Europeans, we're simply speechless. Here's what the German media and politicians had to say this morning. more

Jun 24, 2016 1:48 PM Zeitgeist

Here it is: B-Day has come and it will be the final say! Ahead of the final Brexit vote, we asked seven articulate British Berliners about how they feel about the whole thing... more

Jun 23, 2016 2:45 PM Zeitgeist

The alternative CSD in Kreuzberg returns this Sat, Jun 25 and with that the Gay Berliner is back! Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: Does “queer” still mean anything in Berlin? more

Jun 22, 2016 2:30 PM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Disruption Network Lab is back with "Deep Cables" (Jun 17-18 at Kunstquartier Bethanien), an exploration of the internet's workings. On Sat, Jun 18, author Andrew Blum takes us through the tangibility of what's behind the world wide web. more

Jun 16, 2016 4:46 PM Zeitgeist

Konrad Werner: The Brits are going

There's plenty of Brexit talk in Berlin -- but what does it actually mean for the approximate 105,965 British citizens living in Germany? Here's a breakdown ahead of the June 23 vote. more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 2 Comments

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