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INTERVIEW! Vicky Truong set up We Are Not Same Same, happening November 17 and 18 at Neukölln's Studio Chérie, to address the fact that Asians are not all "same same". People of Asian descent, friends and allies are invited to discuss diversity. Read more

Culture

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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American blues musician Daryl Davis has spent the last 35 years befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. Disruption Network Lab hosts Davis for their keynote introduction (Sep 6, 17:00 at Kunstquartier Bethanien) to their "Infiltration" conference. Read more

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INTERVIEW: A "Turkxit", 'Multikulti is dead'... fearless comedian Baydar – and her character Jilet Ayse – has a lot to say about the situation of Turkish-Germans today. See for yourself at show "Ghettolektual" through Aug 17 at Bar Jeder Vernuft. Read more

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The trial for April's infamous “Berlin kippa attack”, in which a young Syrian was filmed attacking a young Israeli wearing a kippa, kicked off on Tuesday. Is antisemitism being "imported" into Germany? We survey the situation. Read more

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Ulli Lust is not only Exberliner's departing resident cartoonist, she's also one of Berlin's most lauded comics artists. As a parting shot, she spoke to us about her brilliant second graphic novel, "How I tried to be a good person". Read more

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November's all about identity politics and with that comes a series of shitstorms, homegrown right here in Berlin. Each week we'll look at a new identity-related controversy from the past year. This week: Racism at Schwuz? Read more

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INTERVIEW: Before her show at Musik & Frieden on Oct 14, Exberliner met with Cold Specks and talked about coming to terms with the struggles as a black Muslim woman in music, inspirations for the new album and her dreams of an unknown past. Read more

Concerts & Parties

The AfD and their voters hate Germany's integration commissioner because they don't believe in integration. That's the whole point. Read more

Opinion

What does it mean to be an interracial couple 50 years after the US Loving case? Is this discussion still necessary?? Definitely, say Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild in their episodic piece “In Bodies We Trust”. Lily Kelting explains. Read more

Opinion

After 375 trial days, this week the prosecutors in the NSU trial started presenting their closing argument – and left everyone wondering if they knew what was happening. Read more

Opinion

When police tried to deport a Nuremberg student from Afghanistan, they were met with a small riot – proof the city has come a long way since the Nazi days. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Is the discourse about privilege and race dangerously behind here in Germany compared to the US? Journalist Mohamed Amjahid thinks so and is ready to change that with his new book "Unter Weißen". Read more

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The murder trial for Luke Holland, a British expat killed in Neukölln last September, is on now. The reason he may have been gunned down? Speaking English. Read more

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Villagers in Saxony show once again the very worst side of Germany. Read more

Opinion

Is our desire to help others always 100 percent selfless? Of course not. Milo Rau's newest play "Mitleid. Die Geschichte des Maschinengewehrs" examines that through the lens of the modern-day issue of refugees at the Schaubühne Feb 10, 11, and 14. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Beatrix von Storch of the AfD agreed on Facebook that refugees, including women and children, who try to cross the German border should be shot. Or did she? No, apparently her finger just slipped on her mouse. That sounds plausible. Read more

Opinion

The Central Council of Jews in Germany has joined the racist cacophony against refugees. But some Berlin Jews are saying "not in our name". John Riceburg explains. Read more

Opinion

INTERVIEW: She and two others made headlines a month ago when they managed to sneak subversive graffiti messages onto the set of US TV series Homeland. Now, we speak to Heba Amin about what she did, why she did it, and what still needs to be done. Read more

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The hit series "Homeland" filmed its fifth season in Berlin. But while Claire Danes was laying low in Charlottenburg during the shooting, some Arabic artists were sneakily inserting messages that turned out to be less than low-key. Read more

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