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EXBERLINER Issue 152, September 2016

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Polski Berlin

There are over 104,000 Poles in Berlin, the second-biggest ethnic group in the city. In our September issue, we meet 11 exceptional Polish Berliners, from gallerists to grocers to graphic designers, and talk to them about art, religion and politics. Then, we hop on the “culture train” to Wroclaw...

Also: an interview with Boualem Sansal, author of anti-Islamist dystopian novel 2084 and guest at the International Literature festival; a first-person test run as a Deliveroo and Foodora courier; Brexit's impact on Berlin and much more!

BERLIN'S FAVOURITE POLES
A look at the city's Polish community through its musicians, artists, romantic radicals, bookstore owners and more.

POLISH HOTSPOTS
Nightlife, the design scene and a Sunday at the Catholic church.

A WROCLAW CULTURE QUEST
Poland's fourth-largest city is a European Capital of Culture this year, and through September 25 you can get there from Berlin for dirt-cheap. Is it worth the trip? We went there to find out.

MINORITY REPORT
Why Poles don't have official minority status in Germany... and why it might not even matter anyway.

BERLIN'S BREXITEERS
Months after the vote, what does Brexit mean for Brits living in Berlin? We talked to three who are weighing their options.

JOINING THE COURIER CLASS
Working for Deliveroo or Foodora: great gig, or gateway to exploitation? We gave both a test drive.

BOUALEM SANSAL
The fearless Algerian author, appearing at the 2016 International Literature Festival (Sep 7-17) talks about his terrifying, totalitarian vision of Islam in 2084: The End of the World.

Also in this issue...

BERLIN ART WEEK
Our blowout guide to the year's biggest art extravaganza (Sep 13-18), including customised itineraries for highbrow snobs, trend-chasers and hipsters.

ALEX GIBNEY
The director of documentary Zero Days (out September 1) on how he learned to start worrying and fear the cyberbomb.

WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER
Forget Lollapalooza: the real music fest to catch this month is Gamut, Inc.'s celebration of music machines (Sep 29-Oct 1). Players optional!

STAGE SEASON
As Berlin's theatre institutions prepare to reopen their doors, Lily Kelting tells you what not to miss.

BEST OF BERLIN
A Brandenburg Gate sticker for visual sticklers, mindful gummy bears, a rental shop for Tempelhofer Feld and the most fun you'll ever have in a Stasi prison.

BERLIN BITES
Madame Ngo and our favourite Polish restaurants.

...And much, much more!