Art Basel is the leading art fair in the world and it opens to the public today. Our culture editor Robin Merrill is not in Switzerland but here in the studio to tell us more about it.
The global art world will be focused on Basel, Switzerland, this week as the world's largest art fair presents renowned and upcoming contemporary work from across the 20th and 21st centuries.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Locarno International Film Festival features outdoor screenings, art cinema and lots of leopards. This year was hot and sunny, so visitors had to get creative to cool down.
Where to best show art? The Art Cologne, Germany biggest art fair, plans to expand to Berlin, while Art Basel's organizers are eyeing Dusseldorf. Germany could be headed for a major conflict between art fair locations.
Ötzi the iceman hits the big screen, a mother flees and a family takes an unsettling vacation in the German contributions at the Locarno Film Festival. For DW's Julia Hitz, the German entries weren't daring enough.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Perhaps best known for his infectious hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" and role as a gunslinger in the John Wayne movie, "True Grit," singer Glen Campbell heavily influenced the music world before his death at the age of 81.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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