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Berlin needs help – Exberliner 233: Out now!

Exberliner issue 223 is on shelves now! Pick up your copy for all the latest on culture, food, fashion, art and politics in the Hauptstadt.

Out Now: EXB 223

100 pages of Berlin culture, people, knowledge and flavour

Finding therapy in Berlin is a living nightmare. Exberliner investigates why and reveals how you can hack the system. 

Plus: An interview with legendary drag queen Pansy on taking the art of drag to a historic new stage; Rummelsburg wrestles with development and gentrification; Mario Heller photographs a remote Arctic mining town.

And as always, our culture editors catch you up on the best of Berlin art, music, film and more. Palestinian rock artist Rasha Nahas talks about bringing her roots to her latest album; choreographer Florentina Holzinger on the alienness of the body on stage; a hit German novel gets a major translation. We’re bringing you previews of art exhibitions, film festival highlights and reviews, and a calendar full of the top cultural offerings to plan out your spring months.

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A breakdown of all the tea spilled in this issue

Life & Style

Best of Berlin – Curating and rating the city’s best finds: feminist beer, speed dating parties, street art merch and more. 

Fashion – A dispatch from Berlin’s rental landscape and ‘fits from Museumssonntag. 

Berlin Bites – Reviews from Berlin’s Central Asian gastro scene. 

Short Escapes Take a break from the city with an artsy farm-style retreat. 

Berlin with Brats – Resident parenting correspondent Anna Gyulai Gaál on babysitting blues and outings for daredevil kids. 

Signs of the Times 

Politics – Konrad Werner explains German politics – for the very last time

The Gay Berliner – Walter Crasshole on a fellow queers’ questionable defence of the new Kottiwache. 

WTF Berlin – Jacinta Nandi marvels at the oddities of Germanness. This time: the paradox of prude nudity.  

Object Lesson – An up-close look at relics from Berlin’s history, featuring the Trabant Master Key. 

Under the Cobblestones – Clara Zetkin and the socialist feminist movement in Germany. 

Drag to Riches – Legendary drag performer Pansy on taking the art of drag to the historic stage of Theater des Westens. 

Street Art – CMYK Dots: How a man with a ladder, styrofoam and glue makes the city a little brighter. 


Remote Captures – The harsh beauty of an Arctic settlement with just 380 inhabitants.

Rummelsburg Rising How the oft-overlooked area is wrestling with the tentacles of gentrification.

Character Development – Filmmaker Manuel Abramovich blurs the lines between reality and performance. 

Berlin Needs Help – Why finding therapy in this city is such a nightmare, and how you can crack the code. 


Art – Sung Tieu on DDR migrant narratives, Ulysses Jenkins and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeld exhibitions, and event highlights 

Music – Rasha Nahas on making multicultural music, Superbooth, busking, artists to watch, album reviews and gig previews. 

Film  Laura Poitras on her profiling Nan Goldin and the opioid crisis, three uncomfortable movies, Arab Film Festival, and a new releases roundup. 

Stage – Florentina Holzinger on bloodletting and breaking conventions, Tony Rizzi, FIND and Theatertreffen, and shows to catch.

Books – Sharon Dodua Otoo on her latest release, avian literature and picks from the Dussmann bookshelf. 

PodcastsCannabis Cowboys and our latest podcast picks. 

Culture Calendar – Even highlights for April and May at a glance.