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Three Berlin exhibitions chronicle the peril and prosperity that befell the city during the interwar era. more

Art & Exhibitions

Dan Borden asks: What happened to the cinemas of Weimar Berlin? more

History

"Babylon Berlin" is the most expensive German TV series ever. And its fictional plot is based on plenty of historical fact – including the fact that Berlin police massacred dozens of people on May 1, 1929. Our communist blogger elaborates. more

Opinion

Happy 149th birthday, Magnus Hirschfeld! As the anniversary approaches for the pioneering sexologist's birth (and, coincidentally, death) this Sunday, May 14, we look back at the legacy he left behind. more

Interviews & Portraits

A silent film-era pianist talks about 1920s Berlin and what its art means to him. Von Bothmer does "Nosferatu" on Sat, Mar 11 at Passionskirche. (Plus a Weimar-era playlist!) more

, What's On

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Berolina Haus and Alexanderhaus. Photo by Sophie le Roux

The architects of the Bauhaus responded to Weimar’s excess with sleek functionality, and you can see the result in Berlin’s cityscape today. more

History

Weimar architecture wasn’t just about the Bauhaus. Dan Borden reveals three electrifying examples of Expressionism that are still standing in Berlin today. more

Zeitgeist

With the recent rise of populist, nationalist and xenophobic movements such as Pegida and AfD, some have begun to draw comparisons with the politically turbulent 1920s. Are we in a Weimar situation? We asked right-wing extremism expert Hajo Funke. more

Politics

While the likes of Isherwood wallowed in the decadent fun of 1920s Berlin, another great expat author was immune to the capital's temptations: Vladimir Nabokov. Robert Rigney takes us on a literary tour... more

Interviews & Portraits

After World War I, the anti-war movement in Germany was at its strongest. We spoke to a chairman from the country's oldest pacifist organization about standing up for peace then and now. more

History

Seedy, squalid, sexy, glamorous: 1920s Berlin provides the ideal backdrop for plenty of best-selling genre fiction. Three authors explain their fascination. more

Culture

It's beloved by today's artsy expats (and Tarantino), but the Delphi theatre is just a tiny part of Weißensee's cinematic history. more

History

Metropolis, Handmaiden, EXBlicks and much more are happening at Berlin Kinos this week. more

Film

The Komische Oper is remounting Oscar Straus’ 1923 operetta The Pearls of Cleopatra, a light bit of fun about a powerful female leader and a disaffected middle class amid a drought. Timely, right? more

Theatre & Dance

Liz Rosenfeld's series of shorts, The Surface Tension Trilogy, screening Nov 30 at the Zeughauskino, presents five historical females in a Berlin that's not-quite-past, not-quite-present, inviting us to question our perception of history. more

Film

Berlin is gay! Need proof? Look no further than the silver screen. With the 10th XPosed International Queer Film Festival kicking off on Thu, May 21 at Moviemento, we outline just how the city got that rep. more

Film

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