Walter Crasshole

Will Potsdamer Straße ever be a nightlife drag? Right now, Berlin scenester Lena Braun is reclaiming what she sees as the street’s rightful legacy with her new "miniature cabaret", Barbiche. more

Mar 16, 2018 3:15 PM Insider Tips

Walter Crasshole

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Walter Crasshole on why the world doesn’t necessarily need more gay CEOs. more

Mar 9, 2018 1:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

Exberlinale Blog: Carnival comes to the Teddys

Brazilian queers were the real stand-out at this year's Teddy Awards. more

Feb 24, 2018 5:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

Ready for the Berlinale? Here are the films that are competing for this year's queer film award. more

Feb 5, 2018 3:00 PM Film

A new exhibition makes Walter Crasshole wonder: whatever happened to gay sex in public toilets? more

Jan 5, 2018 12:30 PM Opinion

Walter Crasshole on why those who stay in Berlin over the holidays have the gayest time of all. more

Dec 15, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion

INTERVIEW! Berlin's queer-lesbian dating scene is giving the episodic film treatment in Kanchi Wichmann's "Mixed Messages". Join us on Mon, Oct 30, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino in celebration of its DVD release with Wichmann in tow. more

Oct 24, 2017 11:00 AM Film

Berlin’s sexiest film event gets us hot under the collar at the 12th Berlin PornFilmFestival, kicking off on Oct 24 and on through Oct 29, all at Moviemento. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:15 PM Film

In light of gay marriage becoming officially legal from Sunday October 1 (yippee), Walter Crasshole asks what impact the legislation could have had on the gay vote. more

Sep 29, 2017 12:00 AM Opinion


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Walter Crasshole takes on the queer issues of the day. This month: does anyone else miss when being gay was offensive? more

Jul 21, 2017 12:05 PM Opinion

Tweaker Nazis, Brandenburg beaches, Weimar satire and happy endings: these summer reads will teach you everything you wanted to know about Berlin, and a few things you didn’t. more

Jul 17, 2017 1:30 PM , , , , What's On

INTERVIEW! The landmark punk of Fehlfarben's 1980 "Monarchie und Alltag" will be making people pogo this Friday, June 23 at Volksbühne as they play their groundbreaking debut in its entirety. We talked to lead singer Peter Hein about the early days. more

Jun 20, 2017 11:30 AM Concerts & Parties

INTERVIEW! Join us at EXBlicks for Stéphane Riethauser and Pasquale Plastino's enchanted documentary "Garden of Stars" on Monday, May 29, 8:30pm at Lichtblick Kino. We talked to co-director Riethauser before the screening. more

May 23, 2017 3:00 PM Film

Walter Crasshole wants to spend May in a darkroom – the cinema, that is. Here’s what to see at the Xposed Queer Film Festival, May 11-14 at Moviemento. more

May 8, 2017 12:00 PM Film

With Marine le Pen bolstered by gay voters in France and a surprise upset in the AfD naming an open lesbian as chief candidate, it seems now more than ever far-right parties have found a way to play with gays. Are Berlin's queers falling for it? more

Apr 25, 2017 3:20 PM Zeitgeist

Puppies are all the rage these days! And we don't mean canines... Just in time for the Easter fetish festivities, including the annual "puppy walk" on Easter Sunday, we're giving you a snapshot of the muzzle-wearing, tail-wagging scene. more

Apr 13, 2017 12:40 PM Zeitgeist

THE GAY BERLINER! The HIV prevention drug PrEP is slowly and belatedly reaching Berlin, but health insurance companies won’t cover it. So is it really an option? more

Mar 23, 2017 1:00 PM Zeitgeist 1 Comments

Berlinale Blog: The Teddy represents

Walter Crasshole mulls over the Teddy winners this year – a surprisingly diverse bunch of picks. more

Feb 20, 2017 3:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

Who’ll take home the coveted queer film award this year? Here’s a look at some of the Berlinale’s LGBTQ gems. more

Feb 9, 2017 12:00 PM Film

Here are 15 out-of-competition films that have already caught our eye. Buy your tickets in advance! more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 PM , , Film

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