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INTERVIEWS! US comic artist Jason Lutes on the 22 painstaking years he spent imagining 1930s Weimar from the remoteness of his drawing desk in 21st century America. Read more

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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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Why is sleep so good for your brain, how much should you get and should you start panicking if you don’t get enough? We met Prof. Dr. Heidi Danker-Hopfe, one of Germany’s leading sleep experts, for a sobering chat about the science of sleep. 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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Performer, activist, troublemaker; proud Roma and father Hamze Bytyçi is arguably one of the most recognisable and personable faces of Berlin’s Roma community, and is inviting all Berliners to “come out” in celebration of International Roma Day. Read more

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A current and a former “sextremist” bare all about #MeToo, rape culture and their diverging paths. Read more

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Novelist Emma Glass on the visceral world of her debut novel Peach. She reads for Literatur:Berlin Festival on Mar 19, 20:00 at Maschinenhaus/Kulturbrauerei. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Within 10 years, Maryanne Redpath has turned the Berlinale youth section Generation into one of the most popular strands of the festival, with a gem-packed programme of screenings for audiences of all ages. Read more

Film

Valeska Grisebach’s Western was the true German revelation of last year’s festival circuit. We met the Berlin director for a chat about women, the art of “slow cinema” and her fascination with aloof men working on building sites. Read more

Features

Ulli Lust is not only Exberliner's departing resident cartoonist, she's also one of Berlin's most lauded comics artists. As a parting shot, she spoke to us about her brilliant second graphic novel, "How I tried to be a good person". Read more

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Comic artist Berliac has earned the ire of the identity politics community three times over. Exberliner met with him to find out what all the fuss was about. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Film star Nina Hoss talks about how her relationship with her father and the post-Trump Left inspired her to hit the Schaubühne stage with a very personal adaptation of "Returning to Reims". Catch it Nov 22 and 25-28. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Dancing on tables, blowjobs on the walls... Charlottenburg's most notorious bistro is still going strong after almost 40 years. Insiders dish on Paris Bar's 1980s past and no-less-rowdy present. Read more

Zeitgeist

HARD TALK! Last Sunday, the Volksbühne officially rebooted under the artistic direction of Chris Dercon of Tate Modern fame. The charismatic Belgian invited us for an unusually frank talk about Berlin and the drama surrounding his appointment. Read more

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Online mag Berliner Gazette brings up the Snowden files, and what we really know of them, in exhibition Signals (Sep 12-26) at Diamondpaper and a book launch for "A Field Guide to the Snowden Files" (Sep 11) at Walther König. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

An exhibition and a book are bringing the Snowden files back to Berlin. As part of the Signals (Sep 12-26, Diamondpaper), American surveillance researcher Light presents his “Snowden Archive-in-a-Box” in a hands-on workshop (Sep 13). Read more

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The artist and co-curator of HKW's exhibition on Russian Cosmism explains what's so inspiring about the spaced-out movement, and what the difference is between the Cosmists' universal quest for immortality and Silicon Valley-style trans-humanism. Read more

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt takes Berliners on a mind-boggling trip through Cosmism in the conference and exhibition Art Without Death, Aug 31-Oct 3. Read more

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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

INTERVIEW! Better than "Orange is the New Black"! A CIA spy reveals all about his time in jail among "chomos", Italian mobsters and neo-Nazis. Here's part two of our chat with ex-CIA agent and whistleblower-turned-author John Kiriakou. Read more

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