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Amok Mama: Rakete 2012

See the year out with a bang – Jacinta Nandi's next Lesebühne is on December 27 in Hipster-Paradise, Ä. more »

Dec 24, 2012 by in The Berlin Blog

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Daniel Berg: 9/11, Ten Years After

As an expat New Yorker Daniel Berg is a bit miffed about not being invited to the official commemoration services for the anniversary of 9/11, yet he still finds a lot to muse about as we cross the decade line since the attacks on the Twin Towers. more »

Sep 7, 2011 by in The Berlin Blog (2 Comments)

Mario Barth. Photo by Udo Grimberg (Wikimedia Commons)

Amok Mama: German artists

German artists are so precious. Jacinta Nandi thinks they should all be forced to work 70 hours a week in McDonald's for a year. Then they'd stop whingeing about Lena and Mario Barth not having enough talent. more »

Aug 29, 2011 by in The Berlin Blog (5 Comments)

Photo by Mariusz Chilmon (vmario; Flickr CC)

Amok Mama: Three and a half hours

Jacinta Nandi's boyfriend thinks she goes to far too many readings. But still, at least she doesn't expect him to shag her for three-and-a-half sodding hours. more »

Aug 1, 2011 by in The Berlin Blog (5 Comments)

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The other lit caste

Tired of the same old reading nights where the chance of surprise is limited to when your mobile embarrassingly goes off? So were Thomas Götz von Aust and Andreas Schwarz. Dichter and Dichter vs. Borderlines is the antidote. more »

May 4, 2012 by in Stage

EXB Wednesday at Kaffee Burger

This month’s edition of our legendary night features a pair of acts that revel in spear-tipped words sure to kill the wails. Don't miss Danielle De Picciotto and The Methylated Spirits on Oct 26. more »

Oct 19, 2011 by in What's On

EXB Wednesdays at Kaffee Burger

Novelist Ida Hattemer-Higgens reads from her well-received debut, The History of History and Dirk Markham swoops his guitar through loops into groups of sounds. more »

May 18, 2011 by in What's On

In bed with EXBERLINER

We're going to bed, and you're invited. EXBERLINER's 24-hour bed-in event begins this Friday. And we want to know: what would you do in bed with us? more »

Jan 3, 2011 by in Zeitgeist

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Hagen Stoll's career has been nothing if not varied- youth Tischtennis champion, rapper, emotional rocker, author. He reveals another of his not-inconsiderable facets, treating us to an unplugged set and reading from his autobiography So Life Feels. more »


An open mic night for writers: join the Shakespeare crew at their first monthly event where writers of any bent are welcome to read out their works in progress. Participants can read anything for seven minutes until the egg timer goes ding-ding. more »


This award-winning Cuban-American writer's work studies the difficulties involved in navigating social and linguistic barriers. Here, she reads aloud from her new novel-in-progress Magic City Relic, which explores the immigrant experience. more »


Alan Weisman, professor and journalist, lucidly describes how we are heading towards environmental disaster in his newest book. Here, he discusses our options for survival with Reiner Klingholz of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. more »