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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. more

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

What's On

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. 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. 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". 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). more

Art & Exhibitions

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. 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. 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. 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. more

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Wednesday, we celebrated the release of Chelsea Manning; last week, another jailed whistleblower was in the Berlin spotlight: ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou. We met for a captivating talk about torture, terrorists, and sociopathic presidents. more

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As agencies overstate prices for higher commissions and tenants realise the goldmine they’re sitting on, the cheap flats that once drew the world to Berlin have all but vanished. And the few great deals left come with problems of their own... more

Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. 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. more

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