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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

Sigmar Gabriel

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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

INTERVIEW: Four hungry tigers and the promise of the carnage of ancient Rome are now on offer at Gorki as refugees are asked to volunteer as human-food in protest of travel restrictions. Tasteless? more »

Jun 16, 2016 11:00 AM Stage

Exberliner issue number 150 is finally here, and what an issue it is! Our post-capitalist special dares you to envision a radical future... and a radical new magazine. more »

Jun 3, 2016 11:30 AM Features

MyFest of May Day: Going to Kreuzberg this May 1? Put down that Sterni! John Riceburg bemoans the orgy of drinking and dancing Kotti’s once-riotous first of May has become. more »

Apr 28, 2016 11:15 AM Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW. Disruption Network Lab presents its last conference of the year: "Stunts" on Dec 12, 16:30 at Kunstquartier Bethanien. Keynote speaker and Burning Man/SantaCon co-founder John Law knows a thing or two about punking the system. more »

Dec 11, 2015 4:00 PM People 2 Comments

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Konrad Werner: Germany protects its corrupt multinationals? No shit!

Whether it's Volkswagen or Heckler & Koch, the German government goes out of its way to help its corrupt export companies. That's what it means to be the German government. more »

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

How do you make an impact from afar? In our September issue, we meet exiles from Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Azerbaijan and more who are carrying on their homelands' struggles from Berlin. Plus a chat with Peaches, all the fall festivals and more! more »

Aug 31, 2015 1:15 PM Features

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Seymour Gris: Bureaucracy hackers

Three entrepreneurs have created a clever algorithm that hacks the Bürgeramt's dysfunctional system and allows them to sell online appointments to their fellow Berliners. Should we pay to get stress-free access to public service? more »

Aug 7, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

A petition co-initiated by Berlin digital dissident Jacob Appelbaum and circulated among international journalists and campaigners comes to the defense of the editors of Netzpolitik. We've signed on – and so should you. Read on to find out why. more »

Aug 6, 2015 5:00 PM Features

Konrad Werner: So easy to commit treason

If it hadn't been for the Verfassungschutz's treason charges, would anyone have even read Netzpolitik in the first place? more »

Aug 3, 2015 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Is legal cannabis coming?

Though Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain sure are fragrant this time of year, marijuana's still 100 percent illegal in Berlin... for now. But Seymour thinks he's caught a whiff of change. more »

Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Sigmar Gabriel

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Konrad Werner: What's the point of the SPD?

Why does Sigmar Gabriel exist? Who castrated the centre-left? Is this what German politics has come to: wondering who will be Merkel's next gimp? more »

Jul 27, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Konrad Werner: Flipping out over the Queen

The German papers lost their minds this week because there was an old lady with a shiny hat in town. more »

Jun 26, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

John Riceburg: Destroying fences and digging graves

The Center for Political Beauty is knocking down fences and digging graves to draw attention to the murder of refugees in the Mediterranean... but why aren't there any refugees in the movement, asks John? more »

Jun 24, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog