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In the analogue spirit, we’ve rounded up the best new local reads for every naughty-or-nice Berliner on your Christmas gift list. more

Dec 15, 2017 12:00 PM Culture

Don’t call it a comeback: for these Berliners, old-school formats like vinyl, film and tape never went away in the first place. Now they cater to a niche but growing crowd of enthusiasts. more

Dec 14, 2017 12:15 PM , Culture

Jeanne Mammen captured the women of Weimar Berlin better that anyone, observing life from the peephole of her Charlottenburg studio. See her work at the Berlinische Galerie starting October 5. more

Oct 4, 2017 11:00 AM , Art & Exhibitions

You’d call yourself a progressive leftist, but you don’t see much hope for change from the SPD, the Greens or even Die Linke. These small parties want to get you inspired and involved. We met with their leaders to find out what makes them stand out. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM , , , , , , , Politics

The September 3 debate between Angela Merkel and the SPD's Martin Schulz sealed it: it's more clear than ever that we're gearing up for another four years of "Mutti". What does it mean for Berlin? Read more in our election special, on stands now... more

Sep 4, 2017 1:00 PM Politics

American musician Chad Matheny, aka Emperor X, on surviving testicular cancer, owing the hospital €30,000 and being (mostly) happy about it. more

Jul 6, 2017 12:05 PM Concerts & Parties

Some David vs. Goliath stories have happy endings. This isn’t one of them. For the past three months Neukölln’s remaining anarchists faced off against a Luxembourgian corporation evicting their community space. On Jun 29 that fight will be over. more

Jun 22, 2017 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist 3 Comments

Need a shot of estrogen to counteract the pure masculinity of Rummelsnuff? June has you covered and then some. Here's our festival guide. more

May 30, 2017 4:30 PM , Concerts & Parties

Chad Matheny moved to Berlin with his music project Emperor X in 2013. He also co-manages scrappy Neukölln jazz Kneipe Donau115. more

Mar 7, 2017 12:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

Despite a “Black Worlds” focus and an “Africa Hub”, the continent still lacks representation. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:00 AM , Film

While Kreuzberg's Markthalle IX gets all the attention (and crowds), Moabit´s 1891-founded Arminius Markthalle remains an under-the-radar gem for bourgeoise types, hipsters and old-school West Berliners. more

Feb 7, 2017 4:15 PM Food & Drink

Over the last two years, some 75,700 people applied for asylum in Berlin. About half of them received it. Where do they live now? What does the future hold for them? more

Jan 25, 2017 3:00 PM , , Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Aside from being the head of Berlinale's Panorama section since 1992 and initiator of the festival's Teddy Award, Wieland Speck is the director of EXBlicks selection Escape to Life. more

Jan 8, 2017 4:15 PM Interviews & Portraits

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KitKatKlub, home of queer party Gegen, boasts not only four dancefloors but a swimming pool. Photo by Claudia Kent

We’ve rounded up hot trends, secret spots and some personal favourites to give you a night out you won’t find in the guidebooks. more

Jan 5, 2017 11:30 AM , , , , Concerts & Parties 20 Comments

Girls on film? Yes. Women behind the camera? Even better! Following up on the success of Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, EXBlicks pays tribute to Berlin’s best female filmmakers with 10 films over two weeks at Lichtblick from Dec 1-14. more

Nov 29, 2016 1:55 PM , Film

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Illustration by Catherine Franck

Tonight's the big vote! But how well do you know the candidates you're voting for? Many Americans don't even know their options. Find out what their positions are in our election quiz. more

Nov 8, 2016 1:00 PM , Zeitgeist

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Photo by Karolina Spolniewski

Emerson is a human rights activist, a mum of three and wife of US Ambassador John B. Emerson. Emerson speaks at Women & Leadership: The Path Ahead on Wed, Oct 12, 7pm at the VW Forum. more

Oct 6, 2016 1:30 PM Interviews & Portraits

Catch the European premiere of "How Berlin Got the Blues", the story of how one man made blues live in Cold War Berlin this Wed, Oct 12 at 20:00 at Babylon Mitte, followed by a concert by Davis and his "Superband". more

Oct 5, 2016 11:30 AM Film

Happy Mother's Day! In honor of Muttis here in Berlin, we take a look at the creative, multilingual offspring of the Prenzlauer Berg baby boom. more

May 6, 2016 3:00 PM , Zeitgeist

Kottbusser Tor’s never been boring. But recently, a rise in gang activity, assault and petty crime have led to the media dubbing Kotti a “no-go zone”. What’s going on in Berlin’s most volatile Kiez? more

Apr 4, 2016 11:00 AM , Zeitgeist

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