Art Cologne turns 50. Movie composer Hans Zimmer tours Europe. Sebastian Copeland has a new photo book highlighting climate change. And: a young Afghan woman raps her way out of forced marriage.
Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival. We celebrate the cult director and Berliner-by-choice with a special edition of Arts.21.
Director Barrie Kosky, known for his unconventional opera performances, is staging Wagner's 'Meistersinger' in Bayreuth. Plus, the film and art world pay homage to swimming pools. And Roger Ballen takes pictures of human despair.
Conductor Teodor Currentzis is turning the music world on its head. He blurs boundaries between genres, pursues thought-provoking projects and pushes his MusicAeterna orchestra to its limits.
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.
Konstantin Gropper of the Get Well Soon one-man music project told DW he's "difficult to be around" when he's working on a new album - and what makes the tiny Haldern Pop Festival worth playing at.
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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