strongboi: fool around

Berlin-based duo strongboi (composed of longtime friends Ziv and Alice) have released the playful single “fool around,” the first off their forthcoming debut album, out this spring. strongboi recorded the chill but buoyant bop at a studio they built together in East Berlin. It’s a pleasant taste of what’s to come from the emerging act.

The Recent East: A Novel

Through illuminating prose, Thomas Grattan masterfully chronicles the story of Beate Haas and her two children—as they grapple with the concepts of home, togetherness, personal identity and queerness—in his epic debut novel, The Recent East. Grattan’s distinct narrative voice brings these characters to life, across decades and under remarkable circumstances.

Climate Change Opera “Sun & Sea” in an Abandoned Bauhaus Swimming Pool

Thirty minutes outside of Berlin, in an abandoned Bauhaus swimming pool from 1928 that sits across from E-WERK Luckenwalde renewable power station and contemporary arts center, the climate change opera Sun & Sea will be staged 1-2 May. Created by three women artists in Lithuania—theater director Rugile Barzdziukaite, playwright Vaiva Grainyte and composer Lina Lapelyte—the opera won the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion, after queues …