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In light of gay marriage becoming officially legal from Sunday October 1 (yippee), Walter Crasshole asks what impact the legislation could have had on the gay vote. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM Zeitgeist

Seymour Gris: Jamaica's not that bad

A black-yellow-green coalition not may be perfect, but yeah, it's what we're most likely to get, so let's look at the bright side, at least for a moment, says Gris. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

What’s on Turkish Berliners’ minds when they enter the voting booth? Why did they vote so massively in favour of Erdoğan at last April’s referendum, and who will they support in this year’s elections? We visited four “wise men” in search of a clue. more

Sep 18, 2017 11:00 AM Zeitgeist

The ILB Blog: Women on top at the Lit Fest

Tuesday night was ladies night, as we caught an ILB Special event on feminism featuring Singaporean author Amanda Lee Koe and the German/Indian journalist, cultural scientist and author Mithu Sanyal. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

The ILB Blog: Rapping it up

The weekend ended with a bang – and some insults – as the International Congress for Democracy drew to a close. more

Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Remember when politics was fun? On Mon, Sep 11 at Lichtblick, don't miss "CHANCE 2000 – Farewell to Germany", a doco on art maverick Christoph Schlingensief's disruptive foray into politics during the 1998 election campaign. With Eng subs and Q&A! more

Sep 5, 2017 12:00 AM Film

On Sep 24, Germans head to the polls. We're Merk-ing the occasion with an issue that delves into the people behind the politics – monks and vegans, beleagured neo-Nazis, enthusiastic posterers and Turkish "wise men". Check it out on stands now! more

Aug 31, 2017 11:45 AM Features

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

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