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REVIEW! Playing Jan 23 at the Volksbühne with English surtitles, Claudia Bauer's "Germania" is one of the most exciting Volksbühne productions in recent memory masterfully capturing the absurd, parodical essence of Heiner Müller's texts. Read more

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REVIEW! Bishop Black's "Becoming My Body", a solo piece for Ballhaus Naunynstrasse playing through Jan 11, sees the performer embark on a torturous attempt to free himself from objectifying conditions, fusing sound, image and dance. Read more

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REVIEW! Komische Oper's "La Traviata" playing Jan 10 and 17 with English surtitles is a daring deconstruction of the original melodrama that questions its source material, restoring a radical and interrogative aspect of Verdi's opera. Read more

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RANT! Since when is it acceptable to take photos on your smartphone during a performance? Do these people really want to document the performance (poorly!), or just that they were there? Our stage editor on snap-happy theatregoers. Read more

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It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more

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Don't miss your last chance to see our stage critic's top performances of the year! Catch two of his favourites and new shows by the directors and choreographers who impressed him most in 2019. Read more

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Food special! From sustainable restaurants to local farms, from Japanese haute cuisine to 2019's big shifts on the delivery market: we survey the year's trends, check out museum cafés, meet foodie influencers and recommend tasty gifts. Out now! Read more

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INTERVIEW! We caught up with Belgian director Anne-Cécile Vandalem ahead of her world-premiere of "Die Anderen" at the Schaubühne on Nov 28-29, a suspenseful thriller about a refugee stranded in a suspicious village. Read more

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REVIEW! Kay Voges' latest internet-inspired multimedia production at the Volksbühne playing Nov 22 and Dec 1 with English surtitles, unfortunately, does not compute. Read more

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In German history, November 9 is a fateful date. This month Berlin’s theatres are coming at it from different perspectives. Our critic picks his favourite six stage offerings reflecting a nation’s ambivalent rela­tionship with its past. Read more

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Thirty years after the Fall of the Wall, what's left of the GDR? We speak to our Ossi neighbours, find the best spots to live the East Berlin life today - and the design, fashion and football icons that have survived the Wende! Out now! Read more

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From Gastarbeiter to expats, from Kbeauty to Kpop: Welcome to Berlin's Korea town! Meet the Haupstadt's Korean nurses and notaries, the jet setting creatives and kimchi royalty, find out where to get your Korean food, film, fashion and more. Out now! Read more

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Alexander Eisenach’s Felix Krull opened this season of the Berliner Ensemble. Believe the lies for yourself Sep 3, 8, 19 and 26. Read more

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Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

Anne Lenk’s production of Molière’s Der Menschenfeind at the Deutsches Theater is a lively skewering of social manners, that thing we call love and the things people do in pursuit of it. Catch it Aug 31, Sep 15, 23 and 30, all with English surtitles. Read more

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After Hamletmaschine, Sebastian Nübling brings another Heiner Müller piece to the Gorki stage – and it’s only 14 lines! If you're lucky, you can catch it on Sep 1 with English surtitles. Read more

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Director Nora Abdel-Maksoud delivers a side-splitting linguistic extravaganza striking at the heart of today's identity politics debate. Catch "The Sequel" at the Maxim Gorki Aug 24-25. Read more

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Now in its 31st edition, Tanz im August brings the sleepy summer stage circuit to life. It kicks off Fri, Aug 9. Read more

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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

Fifty years on from the famous 1969 riots, two festivals celebrate Berlin’s queer past, present and future. Read more

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