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Last chance to see the Deutsches Historisches Museum's Weimar exhibit, a multi-media walk through of the short-lived republic's political struggles, cultural leaps and progressive aspects of Weimar life. Through Sep 22. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Berlin curators are finally rediscovering interwar female artists. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

No shit! EXB is another year older and dedicating its anniversary issue to the lucky, yucky and fertile topic of poop. From real shit workers to the many faeces of German history, from anal douching to doggy-doo delinquency and much more! Out now! Read more

Weimar or Dessau – which should you check out and when? Read more

History

The Akademie der Künste kicks off the jubilee celebrations to mark 100 years since the iconic design school was founded with a festival spanning dance, theatre, puppets and more. Read more

Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEWS! US comic artist Jason Lutes on the 22 painstaking years he spent imagining 1930s Weimar from the remoteness of his drawing desk in 21st century America. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Bookworm or not: if it’s a good read, it’s a good gift. We’ve rounded up some of Berlin’s best new books for under the tree. Read more

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The Berlinische Galerie pays tribute to the Novembergruppe with a comprehensive retrospective to the Weimar-era association of artists. Through Mar 11. Read more

Art & Exhibitions

Curator Janina Nentwig on showcasing the fearlessly radical art of the November Group 100 years down the road. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Berlin's Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg was the most radical of all pedagogical experiments started during the Weimar Republic. Today film "Die Insel" pays tribute to this unique educational bubble. Catch it on Sep 26, 20:00 at Lichtblick. Read more

History

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

Art & Exhibitions

Dan Borden asks: What happened to the cinemas of Weimar Berlin? Read 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. Read 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. Read 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!) Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Politics

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. Read more

History

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... Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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