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EXBERLINER Issue 165, November 2017

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Identity politics have arrived in Berlin, and the shitstorms are coming fast and furious. Our November issue explores the many race, sexuality and gender identity battles being fought all over town, from the Schwuz fiasco to white dreadlocks.

ANATOMY OF A SHITSTORM
The "racist" club, the "fascist" bookstore: we take a deep-dive into four of Berlin's bloodiest identity battles.

MARK LILLA
The American author and academic tells us why he thinks liberal identity politics activists are making more than just a tactical mistake.

THE NEW BLACK WAVE
The decades-old movement for black social justice in Germany is being joined by new movements led by creative, energetic North American expats.

THE DREADED CONVERSATION
Are dreadlocks on white Germans cultural appropriation? One writer finds out it's not always a matter of black and white.

WOMEN* TAKE THE STAGE
Intersectional feminism hits Berlin's club and festival scene, where fighting for "women in music" alone won't cut it anymore.

BITING THE BULLET
The Gay Berliner dissects the shitstorm around an academic drag queen's new critique of the queer scene.

MANGA'S MOST WANTED
How a Berlin-based comic artist got himself in trouble with ID politics activists on three different fronts.

WHITE GERMAN PROBLEMS
A member of the far-right Identitarian movement tells us why he's so concerned about protecting the identity of "das Volk".

SORBS
Meanwhile, Germany's own ethnic minority fights to hold on to their native tongue.

FINDING YOUR BERLIN IDENTITY
Self-identified "Berliners" told us what they think it takes to have a true claim on the city.

Also in this issue...

NINA HOSS
The German film star tells us why post-Trump politics inspired her to hit the Schaub├╝hne stage with Returning to Reims.

RED NOVEMBER
How Berlin's theatres and museums are celebrating the Russian Revolution's 100th anniversary.

MERET BECKER
The singer, actress and Einst├╝rzende Neubauten collaborator talks about the circus, her love for Leonard Cohen and why she's still taking singing lessons.

SOL CALERO
She may not have won the Preis der Nationalgalerie, but the Venezuelan-born finalist still dazzled with her colourful installation Amazonas Shopping Center.

BEST OF BERLIN
A BER board game, a wax David Bowie and the best and worst street art museums.

BERLIN BITES
Vietnamese soup beyond pho.

...And much, much more!