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In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more

Jan 6, 2015 1:00 PM Features

Maggie Spooner: Any piece but Maggie’s peace

Maggie wasn't there on that fateful day in 1989 or the days that followed. But 25 years later, she managed to finally get her own piece of the Wall... more

Nov 9, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Walls and death, past and present

An artist group has come up with the perfect provocation on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. more

Nov 8, 2014 6:06 PM The Berlin Blog

Life in the GDR was not all Spreewaldgurken and flowery wallpaper. The socialist dictatorship’s Zwangsadoption (forced adoption) programme separated thousands of children from their parents. Katrin Behr was one of them. more

Nov 7, 2014 5:10 PM People

Wall souvenir

Photo by Anna Agliardi

From GDR auctions to spray-painted original souvenir to total fakes, the past – and present – of selling off the Berliner Mauer is a curious business indeed. more

Nov 6, 2014 4:10 PM , Zeitgeist

It's Mauerfall mania leading up to Nov 9. This weekend, make sure to head to Checkpoint Charlie and take a gander at Jean-Yves Menez' hand-carved chunk of the Berlin Wall, which the French sculptor carted back to the fatherland after nearly 25 years. more

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 PM People

Vietnamese Berlin beyond the stereotypes, the Wall 25 years later and filmmaker Laura Poitras on eight days with Edward Snowden... on newsstands now! more

Nov 3, 2014 12:45 PM Features 1 Comments

Walls, walls, walls, they are all around us in many forms both physical and metaphorical, and Berlin's theatre scene is committed to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mauerfall with myriad performances of all kinds. Here's our round-up. more

Oct 31, 2014 12:45 PM Stage

Seymour Gris: Tech in the Death Strip

Start-ups take over the former Death Strip in a new tech-center called the Factory. But while Germany slowly develops into a "Start-Up Nation", maybe the strip will resume its earlier purpose, says Gris. more

Jun 17, 2014 1:20 PM The Berlin Blog 6 Comments

Jacob Sweetman: Just do it

The World Cup is coming and with it comes the opportunities for Nike to sell their made up vision of the game on the walls of the city.. The Sportsdesk is not amused. more

Jun 4, 2014 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 11 Comments

The Bowie exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau opened on May 20! But are you already sick of all the Bowie hype (that we had a hand in as well)? One of our own was sick of it long ago. Jacob Sweetman won't have his disdain contained. more

May 20, 2014 10:30 AM Music & nightlife 8 Comments

Having fallen victim to capitalism, the four sections of the Berlin Wall removed by developers on Wednesday morning might soon be returning to their communist roots. more

Apr 1, 2013 10:00 AM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: Death strip living

After the attempted removal of part of the Berlin Wall's famed East Side Gallery, our hero, Klaus Wowereit, has stepped in to save the day. Right? But does he even get the point in the first place? more

Mar 12, 2013 10:30 AM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Bits of the Berlin Wall have ended up in some strange places, since its fall in '89. Here are just a few. more

Feb 23, 2012 9:00 AM Features

Continuing our series of Berlin-based stories as news in other parts of the world, we look at the largest chunk of Wall as it stands in LA, manifesting itself as an outdoor canvas for artists from all sides. more

Feb 23, 2012 8:00 AM Features


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Seymour Gris: Capitalist propaganda, the Wall and you

GM potatoes or the Wall? Is that really the question? Seymour says there's nothing worse than spoiled G8 foreigners downplaying the horrors of the Berlin Wall. more

Aug 16, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 7 Comments

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