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OUT NOW! Though the documentary may seem like a preachy environment lesson on paper, ICE AND THE SKY finds no lack of excitement and beauty in the Antarctic expeditions it charts. Read more


Can you safely walk through the streets of Neukölln wearing a kippa? How much anti-Semitic crime is there in Berlin? In our October issue, we tackled the debate over the "new" anti-Semitism and its effect on the Jewish and Muslim communities. Read more

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INTERVIEW. German cult literary hero Wolfgang Hilbig is set to enter the international canon with the launch of his books in English on Mon, Oct 19. Translator Isabel Fargo Cole explains what we've been missing. Read more

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Physically away from home but digitally connected, a new generation of Iranian exiles is now fighting in far-away lands. Read about those here in Berlin and then check out a special EXBlicks screening of "Rebel Generation" on Sep 21 at Lichtblick. Read more

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This Saturday, May 23, TV sets, laptops and tablets across Europe will be looking towards Vienna for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest finals. But watching it alone is no fun. Here are our tips for where to watch the big game! Read more

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On Mon, Mar 16, the German Olympic Council will announce its nomination for Hamburg or Berlin as host of the 2024 Olympics. While Hamburg's all for the Games, Berlin finds itself divided. Read the experts' opinions, then weigh in yourself! Read more

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Missing summer? Hanging out in a cosy authentic Mongolian yurt at the Strandbad Weißensee might be the best cure for those Berlin winter blues. Read more

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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. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW. Head of the Stasi prison memorial Hubertus Knabe knows a thing or two about state surveillance. He’s suing the NSA for spying on Germans. Catch him at Lichtblick Kino on Sep 25, 8:30pm for a special screening featuring rare Stasi films. Read more

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It might be Berlin, but does that make it easier to raise a family outside of societal norms? An increasing number of Berliners are breaking out of the nuclear mould, creating patchwork families, rainbow families and tri-parent families. Read more

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INTERVIEW. Humboldt University's Religious Studies professor Joachim Willems wrote the book on Pussy Riot, or at least their interaction with the Russian Church. Read more here and learn how to win a copy. Read more

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The Day of the Dead (Oct 31-Nov 2) is fast approaching – do you know where your sugar skulls are? From mariachi to mescal, celebrate properly with our "Mexberliner" guide. Read more

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Ever wonder what life was like for Berlin kids in WWII? Author Regina Schwenke experienced it firsthand as a five-year-old and recalls nights in an overpacked air raid shelter. On Sep 21, Schwenke guides a special tour of Fichtebunker. Read more

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OUT NOW! In 16th century France, MICHAEL KOHLHAAS seeks to right the wrongs of the rich and crocked. Read more


OUT NOW! An ex-cop makes unlikely friendships while running from the past in UMMAH. Read more


OUT NOW! The documentary BOTTLED LIFE looks at the big business of harming the planet. Read more


INTERVIEW. "Blutsbrüder", censored by the Nazis and now rediscovered by a Berlin publisher, might be the next "Alone in Berlin". It is according to some the real gem of this year's ILB – Ben Becker is the famous voice behind the audio version. Read more

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OUT NOW! DR. KETEL's Neukölln modern noir has a sweet heart up its sinister sleeve. Read more


You might know it for THAT Platz der Luftbrücke scene, but the rest of cult horror POSSESSION is just as compellingly bizarre. Read more


OUT NOW! THE LONE RANGER is a dependable odd-couple actioner, with whispers of a familiar maritime madman. Read more


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