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Is Thomas Ostermeier's newest a smash? Read our review and then decide whether to check it out Jan 4-8 at the Schaubühne. Read more

Theatre & Dance

This autumn, Berlin’s theatre institutions tackle the rise of right-wing extremism. It all starts Nov 7 with "Der Diktator" at the Neuköllner Oper. Read more

Theatre & Dance

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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What happened in Saxony earlier this week – are these just PEGIDA supporters and the like going about their business as usual or is this real neo-Nazi violence rearing its ugly head? This is what political scientist Matthias Quent had to say. Read more

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Did Israel really sponsor the indie festival Pop-Kultur? Why did Kate Tempest cancel her Volksbühne show? Part 4 of our series on Berlin identity skirmishes deals with how the Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out on our stages. Read more

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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: Well-intentioned lesbian talks... Read more

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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: The fascist bookstore? Read more

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They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? Read more

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In the past year, Arab and Turkish shop owners, activists and refugee helpers in Berlin’s most diverse neighbourhood have been the targets of increasing intimidation, threats and violence from neo-Nazis. Now, the victims are fighting back. Read more

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Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? Read more

Opinion

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. Read more

Politics

On Sun, Apr 23, France goes to the polling booths, and many fear Marine le Pen and Front National's success. Who's voting for her in Berlin? Some seemingly cool, open-minded Frenchmen... including our writer's friend. Read more

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With the recent rise of populist, nationalist and xenophobic movements such as Pegida and AfD, some have begun to draw comparisons with the politically turbulent 1920s. Are we in a Weimar situation? We asked right-wing extremism expert Hajo Funke. Read more

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Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: the curious case of right-wing queers. Read more

Opinion

How should we respond to the Breitscheidplatz attack? The same way we respond to any other crime, not by attacking Merkel and her refugee policy. Seymour makes the case for reason. Read more

Opinion

Gris' heart is swelling with pride. Although it's disheartening that a neo-Nazi march disrupted the governement quarter, the 12,000-strong counter-protest shows there's still hope for Germany. Read more

Opinion

Everything that the anti-Islam protests in Dresden are demanding is already in place in Germany. Read more

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This June Sioux Indian artist Robert Packard was convicted of giving the Hitler salute during a confrontation back in 2013. Now he's probably the first Native American to be ever be convicted of a far-right crime in Germany. Here's the strange tale. Read more

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