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Miller beer, bratwurst and DJ Big Baer: Ava Johnson and The Gay Berliner step out for "Pink Tuesday" at the German-American Folk Festival in Mariendorf. Read more

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On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders came to Berlin's Frei Universität with his new book "Our Revolution". He talked to a full house of students who were clearly still feeling the Bern. We were there. Read more

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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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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. Read more

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Berlinale Blog: The media and movie stars

Thanks to Herr Drumpf, there's a new solidarity between reporters and movie stars. He can't decide whom he hates more. Read more

Feb 10, 2017 11:30 AM The Berlinale Blog

With the three-day Country Music Meeting coming up this weekend (Feb 3-5) at Fontane Haus in Reinickendorf, read about our visit to organiser Frank Lange's American Western Saloon, the last bastion of Berlin's country scene. Read more

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This Fri, Jan 20, sees the inauguration of Donald Trump. And to go with it, a huge protest ("No to Global Trumpism") at 17:00, starting at Berlin's AfD offices. Kathleen Brown of Die Linke Berlin International explains the demo's aims. Read more

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Obama's farewell presidential tour to Berlin filled us with melancholy and some dread. Read more

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Konrad found a beautiful, well-named bookshop to witness the end of times. Read more

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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. Read more

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With the election looming on November 8, there are plenty of people clamoring with excitement in Berlin. What about people completely disillusioned with the country as a whole? We spoke with two different generations to see how they were coping. Read more

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For the second in our series of op-eds on the US election, the Berlin-based Canadian-Russian "Telekommunist" explains why a vote for "Hillary von Hindenburg" is still a vote for Trump and a continuation of the neo-liberal disaster. Read more

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In the first in a series of op-eds on the US election, Berlin-based New Yorker Isabel Cole gives her take on our dangerous obsession with Republican candidate and professional troll Donald Trump. Read more

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The Berlinale Blog: No prose, no problem...

The Berlinale poses a dilemma about the necessity of criticism and offers the best thing Spike Lee has done in years... Welcome to day six's reviews of Starve Your Dog and Chi-Raq. Read more

Feb 16, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

John Riceburg just spent more than a week in the People's Republic of Austin and the southwestern USA. This is where he grew up. And yet the place seemed very strange to him. Read more

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We hate it when other people criticize our country, especially if they're right. Read more

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America's current militarist policies are frighteningly reminiscent of those of the Third Reich, says Todd Pierce. The US military lawyer who has defended several Guantanamo inmates, was recently in Berlin as part of a European speaking tour. Read more

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INTERVIEW: Is Putin plotting to invade Ukraine, as unanimously suspected by the Western media? Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern brings some sanity into this new Cold War-style propaganda battle. Read more

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What are the Germans getting out of their one-sided "friendship" with America? Not a whole lot. Read more

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Gris is back from the USA. How did the pragmatic Berliner fare in the land of the BIG? Besides the massive cars, massive drinks and lots of packaging, there's something else Americans deliver in spades... good vibes. Read more

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