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In the German papers this week: Cleaner tap water, e-scooter madness, a post-communist makeover, Berlin support for Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete and more... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Heatwaves and forest fires, scooter drivers – naked and clothed, drug testing your pills in the clubs and more... Read more

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This Friday, June 28 cult US poet Robert Lundquist gives a rare reading in Berlin, alongside some of Berlin’s best contemporary poets. Ahead of the evening, Lundquist's own editor Heathcote Ruthven gives you the story of this astounding character. Read more

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A weekly round-up of news that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more

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A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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The Exberlinale Blog: Light and shade

Our guest blogger assesses a pair of sidebar standouts with opposing world views. Read more

Feb 8, 2019 1:05 PM The Berlinale Blog

With more than 50 renowned clubs, endless parties and cheap, easy access to stimulating substances, Berlin is an undisputed haven for drug use. But what are the effects on your grey matter? Read more

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From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! Read more

As the ILB slowly comes to an end, we look at two questions. How can drugs be legalized? And how can we understand Russia? Read more

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Ahead of his reading on the September 6 at the International Literature Festival Berlin (and as a taste of our upcoming coverage – stay tuned), Self talks LSD, the eeriness of Grindr and the psychotic nature of Berlin’s urban spaces. ILB: Sep 5-15. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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"Psychedelic bookstore and teahouse" Kali may be light on actual drugs, but the tea and books serve well enough to tune in and drop out while you're there. Read more

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The Exberlinale Blog: The Generation game

Today we're singing the praises of the festival's youth strand and a Guy Maddin oddity. Read more

Feb 21, 2018 2:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

Zach Leary, the son of LSD evangelist Timothy Leary, is in Berlin to bring his own gospel on psychedelia as self-improvement, but also as a political tool out of the global capitalistic system at the Alter States conference (Nov 3-4). Read more

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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. Read more

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Eye drops as heroin substitute, anyone? In Berlin, pharmaceuticals are increasingly abused by addicts and recreational users alike. We spoke to a helpless pharmacist and an industrious "legal" dealer. Read more

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The Berlinale Blog: Best and worst of the Forum

A doc about trans identity dazzles, while a Canadian junkie drama bores our blogger to distraction. Read more

Feb 11, 2017 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Two times two

Choose Berlinale. Choose two films. Choose the sequel to Trainspotting and Michael Winterbottom's newest... Read more

Feb 10, 2017 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

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