This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with five local insiders sharing their favourite Berlin hangouts, and a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners. On top, we’re sorting you with the latest debut novels written, published or staged in Berlin and Sand editor Jake Schneider surveys the local lit scene. Also in this issue: Meet the Berliners going alkoholfrei, read what Max Czollek has to say about how Germany is treating Jews, plus the festivals and events not to miss in July and August and more…
MY PERFECT BERLIN SUMMER Five insiders share their tips
TURKEY’S LITTLE BERLIN Visit a Kurdish village teeming with Berliners in summer
HOT TOMES Five new debut novels written, published or staged in Berlin
HOW’S THE BERLIN LIT SCENE DOING? A chat with Sand journal’s Jake Schneider
THE DRY WAVE Are Berliners going off booze? We investigate the sober scene
NOT YOUR TOKEN JEW Max Czollek on the role Germany has assigned Jews
Also in this issue…
SAVE BERLIN Is Holzmarkt doomed?
TANZ IM AUGUST The post-jubilee gems to look out for
RESPECTABLE FESTIVALS Where to enjoy music without having to sleep in the mud
RUNNING VOLKSBÜHNE Interim director Klaus Dörr on temping for the beloved institution
FEMINIST ZOMBIES Berlin-based director Carolina Hellsgård talks about her genre film Endzeit
BEST OF BERLIN Straw-ternatives, new Mitte boba, running tours and NK flea fun
…And much, much more!