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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? more

Nov 1, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist

Identity politics have arrived in Berlin, and the shitstorms are coming fast and furious. Our November issue explores the many race, sexuality and gender identity battles being fought all over town, from the Schwuz fiasco to white dreadlocks. more

Nov 1, 2017 11:30 AM Features

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. more

Oct 12, 2017 11:00 AM Concerts & Parties

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

Aug 30, 2017 4:15 PM 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. more

Aug 16, 2017 11:00 AM 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. more

Jul 28, 2017 11:30 AM 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. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

Break out the birthday cake: Exberliner is 15 years old! And to celebrate, we've gathered up the best articles, interviews, rants, confessions and more from the past decade and a half of Berlin in English. And more, on stands now! more

May 31, 2017 11:00 AM Features

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". more

May 11, 2017 2:00 PM Interviews & Portraits 4 Comments

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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. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM Opinion 3 Comments

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

Feb 20, 2016 12:13 PM Opinion

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 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. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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 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. more

Nov 26, 2015 4:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

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 Opinion

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 Opinion 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

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 Opinion 27 Comments

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

Apr 18, 2014 10:30 AM Opinion 4 Comments

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