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What to read now: Helen Oyeyemi, Balla and Fernanda Eberstadt

We review Helen Oyeyemi's maximalist look at the relationships of three friends, the most recent novel from […]

Reds and Pinks

The Institute for Sexual Science: Berlin’s forgotten centre for trans activism

Today only a small plaque along the Spree commemorates the villa where Magnus Hirschfeld carried out the […]

The Gay Berliner

Tuntenhaus Forellenhof 1990: The most anarchic summer Friedrichshain has ever seen

On the occasion of the exhibition at Schwules Museum, the Gay Berliner reminisces about his drug-fuelled visits […]

History

Red Wedding: The Communist history of Berlin’s reddest district

You’d never know it from from reading official historical markers, but Wedding was the site of the […]

Interview

Ai Weiwei: “Home is the place to share”

From 2015 to 2019, Ai Weiwei lived in a roomy Altbau on Greifswalder Straße. But when he […]

Red flag

Meet Leo Jogiches, Rosa Luxemburg’s spymaster who lived in Neukölln

Leo Jogiches, one of Rosa Luxemburg's closest collaborators, was also murdered by the police. Historian Nathaniel Flakin […]

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