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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. Read more

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

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

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A single wheel is trapped in a block of concrete, stuck in time and passage. It is part of Gary Hume’s series Wonky Wheels, which includes 14 imperfectly shaped, colourful free-standing wheels... Read more

Art & Exhibitions

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

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Germany's so-called 'integration courses' are supposed to teach new arrivals the basics of local language, life and culture to help them find a job and become active members of their adopted society. But why aren't these classes working? Read more

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Syrian exile Mohammad Al Attar on "The Factory" – an indictment of Western multinationals’ role in his country’s war. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Karim Aïnouz on how he changed his focus from Berlin’s three airports to refugees in film "Zentralflughafen THF". It hits Berlin cinemas on Jul 5. Read more

Film

INTERVIEW! Ahmet Öğüt on the seriousness of his miniature buildings in his exhibition Hotel Résistance, on at KOW through Jan 28. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Canadian filmmaker Jo-Anne Velin on her documentary "The Picture of the Day", about the residents of town of Trögltz, site of the infamous 2015 arson attack on a refugee shelter. The film screens tonight, 8pm at the Kulturbrauerei Kino. Read more

Film

For the past two years, the old town hall building in City West functioned as an emergency refugee shelter for over 2000 people. Now, the building is closing down. It's an explosive situation with fear and anger running high among the residents. Read more

Politics

The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. Read more

Opinion

Summer is over and soon Berlin’s streets will be flooded by children with enormous backpacks and even bigger candy-filled Schultüten. But Berlin has no shortage of e-resources for students of all backgrounds and ages. Read more

Start-ups

With 13,000 asylum seekers still living in emergency shelters in Berlin, refugee housing might not be a popular topic, but it’s a pressing issue. Read more

Zeitgeist

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

Opinion

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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This Friday, April 14, see Berlin legend Tom Tykwer's bisexual/polyamorous drama Drei at Moviemento in three languages – and for a good, queer cause to boot. Read more

Insider Tips

The Gorki Theater’s new power players don’t need your pity. The group’s first mainstage premiere is this month: "Winterreise", an ensemble-driven piece from Yael Ronen. Check it out Apr 8 and with English surtitles) 13 and 26. Read more

Theatre & Dance

A new book topping Germany's non-fiction charts suggests that the refugee crisis that shook Germany and the world was the result of confusion, backroom deals and political backpedalling. Author Robin Alexander explains. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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