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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

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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Illustration by Catherine Franck

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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Tom Cox

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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