Berlin: Interest in Berlin remains extremely high as one of the great cutting-edge cultural centers of the world. First of its kind: There is no English-language book on Berlin that tells the city’s story through the subcultures of the 1980s and 1990s. Veteran reporter: Hockenos writes regularly for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy and other high-profile media outlets. His byline is familiar to a wide-range of academics, leftist intellectuals, and other progressives. He speaks German. Early media feature: The Boston Review ran Hockenos’s long essay “Zero Hour: The First Days of New Berlin,” which forms the basis for the book, as a front-page story in its November-December 2014 issue. Photos: The book will include around 20 black-and-white photographs from the early 1990s Berlin underground.