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Bookworm or not: if it’s a good read, it’s a good gift. We’ve rounded up some of Berlin’s best new books for under the tree. more

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Congratulations, “Esso”! Eight protagonists from all four decades share their thoughts and memories ahead of the anniversary party on Aug 11. more

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OUT NOW! Feminism, homophobia, sex, AIDS and art; Yony Leyser's QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION documents the rise of the gay punk rock movement. more

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INTERVIEW! Join Exberliner and Soundwatch film festival on Thursday, November 16, 7:30pm at Lichtblick Kino for the Berlin premiere of Yony Leyser's "Queercore". more

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INTERVIEW! The landmark punk of Fehlfarben's 1980 "Monarchie und Alltag" will be making people pogo this Friday, June 23 at Volksbühne as they play their groundbreaking debut in its entirety. We talked to lead singer Peter Hein about the early days. more

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Theatertreffen Blog: An annotated playlist

For the festival’s closure, Lily Kelting comes up with 10 reflections on the musical side of this year’s Theatertreffen. Spotify playlist included! more

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INTERVIEW! Schleime, winner of this year’s Hannah Höch Prize for lifetime achievement, on fleeing East Berlin, starting all over again and creating free art in a free world. Don't miss her exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, on through Apr 24. more

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THE BOYS OF KOTTI SERIES! It takes a certain kind of character (and yes, apparently some testosterone) to stick it out around Kottbusser Tor. We talked to the bikers, shopkeepers, artists and punks who’ve made the Kiez their own. more

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INTERVIEW. From squats to stadiums, Berliner punk rock giant Farin Urlaub of Die Ärzte will going full speed at Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide on Aug 20 with his solo band, Farin Urlaub Racing Team. more

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At 55, NENA has remained Germany’s queen of pop, probably the most recognisable German musician to this day. We chatted with her about her new album Oldschool, punk attitude, SO36 in the 1980s and much more. more

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UPDATE: The crowdfunding deadline for SO36: Das Buch, a comprehensive history of Berlin's favourite punk club and subculture hub, has been extended through Nov 7. How do you lay your hands on a copy of the book, and why should you want to? Read on! more

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Kreuzberg punk-stronghold SO36 turned 36 this month and in light of its staggering survival, we’re highlighting the five best punk spots – from venues to cinemas to shops – that show that Berlin’s burning… brighter than ever. more

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INTERVIEW. Perfect Pussy has been hailed as the next generation of noise-punk, coming out the winner of this year’s SXSW. The personal becomes political on Tuesday, August 5 at Berghain Kantine. more

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The Bowie exhibition at Gropius-Bau is still shaking stardust over town. But what about the Germans? Here's how Bowie's legendary stay aided the burgeoning collision of queer and punk in 1970s West Berlin. more

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Anarchy and celluloid is what we want! Too Drunk To Watch, Berlin's own punk film festival, hits Berlin for the weekend for a splattering of anti-authoritarian features, docus, shows and even kids' films. Catch it at Moviemento May 8-11. more

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INTERVIEW. Die Nerven are influenced by 1980s punk from both sides of the Atlantic, part New York hardcore and part Ätzer 81. New record Fun is out, but they're a band to be experienced live – the three-piece play Monarch on Wed, Feb 19. more

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The Lange Nacht des Filmfestivals will offer up a sampling of Berlin's film festivals on August 17, including a documentary look at balaclava-bearing spitfires Pussy Riot and their ill-fated clash with Putin's regime. more

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