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John Riceburg: Murdered for not speaking German?

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. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Seymour Gris: German savagery

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

Feb 20, 2016 12:13 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: Slippery fingers, dead children?

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. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

John Riceburg: Berlin Jews against racism

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. more

Nov 27, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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. more

Nov 26, 2015 4:30 PM People

Homeland, or how Berlin put the boot back in Sabootage

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. more

Oct 19, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

John Riceburg: How many German police are racist, psychopathic "bad apples"?

A police officer from Hannover was bragging on WhatsApp about torturing prisoners at the station. John Riceburg asks: Was this just a case of a single bad apple? more

May 27, 2015 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

District Berlin's latest exhibition features work from nine different artists, including Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo, whose documentary film Past Present Tense looks at race in Germany from the GDR to now. See it starting Fri, Apr 24 at Malzfabrik. more

Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM Film

John Riceburg: Black-red-gold vomit

A man on the way to the Fanmeile at Brandenburg Gate holds up a German flag on top of the Holocaust memorial. John Riceburg says, "Too soon!" It's going to take a lot longer before we can feel good about German flags again. more

Jul 16, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 27 Comments

Konrad Werner: Book idea

Konrad has a new idea for a book and it's a surefire hit. more

Apr 18, 2014 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Amok Mama: Ten things I love about Germany

Jacinta was going to say something about racism today, but then she realized she was tired of that and maybe it's a job for someone else for the time being. So here's a list instead. more

Mar 24, 2014 10:45 AM The Berlin Blog 18 Comments

Amok Mama: Do you see this distinction?

Words come from other words. But that doesn't mean we need to keep on saying them until the end of all time says Jacinta Nandi. more

Mar 17, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 18 Comments

Amok Mama: A politically correct paradox

Jacinta thinks that Germans need to grow up and apologize when they say something racist. That's not political correctness – it's called being polite, or just "not being a cunt". more

Feb 17, 2014 9:30 AM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

Amok Mama: I'm not being racist, but...

Move over Schmidt Spiele, Jacinta Nandi may have invented the next popular game to wile away the hours. So don't bother with your old Mensch ärgere dich nicht. more

Jan 27, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Konrad Werner: Bulgarians, Romanians and Bavarians

Konrad wanted to get stoned and go to the movies. But because the CSU are such dicks he had to write this instead. more

Jan 3, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Konrad Werner: Racism is built into Germany's school system

German schools have a racism problem – and because of that, so does German society. more

Nov 1, 2013 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 15 Comments

Amok Mama: How to ask people where they "really" come from

How can you ask people where they really come from without making them feel shit? The truth is, says Jacinta Nandi – you probably can't. more

Oct 7, 2013 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 32 Comments

INTERVIEW. What does it mean to 'wear black'? In the new play Schwarz Tragen, director Branwen Okpako addresses this question within an all-too-familiar context: the Berliner WG. Catch it at Ballhaus Naunynstraße as part of their Black Lux festival. more

Sep 24, 2013 1:30 PM Stage

Amok Mama: True discrimination in this country

The way Germany’s Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Philipp Rösler, has been treated is fucking disgraceful, says Jacinta Nandi more

Sep 16, 2013 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 67 Comments

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