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EXBERLINER Issue 148, April 2016

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Is Kotti out of control? We take a look at the wave of drugs, violence and pickpocketing (and gentrification) hitting Kreuzberg's most loved/hated area. Plus neighbourhood guides for tourists, hipsters, natives, queers and foodies; interviews with the men about the Kiez and the debut of our new start-up section!

IS KOTTI BURNING?
Drug dealing, violence, pickpocketing... what’s happening in Berlin’s most volatile neighbourhood?

PRESCRIPTION FOR GENTRIFICATION
The demise of the corner pharmacy, and what it means for Kreuzberg.

LOVING THE MESS
Wondering how that monstrous Kreuzberger Zentrum landed in the middle of Kotti? We've got the answers.

THE BOYS OF KOTTI
Meet the bikers, punks, artists, shoe repair masters and shop owners who’ve made the Kiez their own.

WHICH KOTTI ARE YOU?
A guide for tourists, hipsters, natives and queers.

MAY DAY!
Planning to party in Xberg on May 1? Our columnist tells you why you should riot instead.

CHEAP EATS
From burek to baklava, where to dine for less dime, Kottbusser Tor-style. Also in this issue...

START-UPS
Our brand-new section tackles the Berlin scene sans hype.

BEST OF BERLIN
A fancypants Späti, musical coworking, cheap and sexy glasses and (sigh) beer yoga.

ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI
They're on a boat! Six men, that is, playing a dangerous game. See the Greek director's Chevalier in cinemas from Apr 21.

F.I.N.D. FESTIVAL
From Milo Rau and Romeo Castelluci to rising stars like Anis Hamdoun, what to see at the Schaubühne's Festival of Internation New Drama (Apr 7-17).

STEREO TOTAL
The longtime Kreuzbergers play a trifecta of gigs in their native hood in support of new album Les Hormones. See them at Lido on Apr 20, 24 and 25.

HAMID SULAIMAN
The graphic novelist may have left his native Syria, but he's not done with the war. Check out Freedom Hospital at Galerie Krone starting April 9.

...And much, much more!