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EXBERLINER Issue 153, October 2016

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USA! USA! With the election looming on November 8, Berliners have America on the brain. Our October issue takes a look at the impact the former American Sector had on Berlin and the Amis who made the city what it is today, and asks: how much do you really know about Trump and Clinton? Plus: a Floridian discovers his German grandfather's shocking secret, an interview with Berlin bluesman Eb Davis and all the BBQ you can eat!

TEST YOUR US ELECTION SMARTS!
You know the candidates. You know they've got a lot to say. But do you know who said what? The answers may surprise you...

BERLINERS FOR TRUMP?
We've found them: Berlin's (extremely) small minority of Republicans. And they're wondering whether to vote for the “lesser evil”.

THE ANGRY AMERICANS
Two generations of dissatisfied Americans find ways to protest from here in the German capital.

THE NEW OLD GUARD
Burgers, TV and rock 'n' roll: three turn-of-the-millennium American expats who shaped the city's cultural scene.

AN AMERICAN ATLAS
A map of US influence on Berlin, from the American Academy to Checkpoint Charlie.

BERLIN'S ARMY BRATS
Soldiers' kids tell us what it was like growing up in West Berlin's American bubble.

THE LAST COWBOY IN REINICKENDORF
A cultural expedition into the heart of Deutsch-Americana, the American Western Saloon line dancing bar.

GRANDPA'S SECRET HISTORY
A Floridian comes to Berlin to find out the real reason why his grandfather left Nazi Germany.

PAGE 23 GIRL
Our new series on Berlin's Powerfrauen spotlights Kimberly M. Emerson: ambassador's wife, human rights activist and Berghain enthusiast.

THE BLUES PROPAGANDIST
Southern bluesman Eb Davis tells the story of how he came to Berlin and started playing blues for the Soviets. Get the whole story at the premiere of documentary How Berlin Got The Blues (Oct 12).

Also in this issue...

JENNY HVAL
The Norwegian provocateur heads to Berghain Kantine on October 26 with her bloody good new album Blood Bitch.

GET WITCHY WITH IT
Sophiensaele's Witch Dance Project puts a queer, feminist spin on a choreographic classic (Oct 6-9).

EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY
All this month, 129 photo exhibitions across the city offer windows into other places and times.

PIERRE BISMUTH
The Brussels-based artist on how his quasi-documentary Where is Rocky II? took a turn for the unexpectedly bizarre.

BEST OF BERLIN
A bar for teen Deutschrap fans, a revamped planetarium, new coffee on Kotti and high culture bargains for the under-30 set.

BERLIN BITES
An American meat bonanza, and hyped-up German vegan fast food.

START-UPS
Two ways to work differently, and N26's fees-and-all transformation into a genuine bank.

...And much, much more!