Berlin adds a new attraction to its cultural crown with the Pierre Boulez concert hall. Designed by star architect Frank Gehry, it's part of the new Barenboim-Said Academy founded by Daniel Barenboim.
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
A center for chamber music, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the new Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin's concert-space-in-the-round has started its public life with a 3-hour concert. President Gauck was in attendance.
Sarah Willis meets star violinist Lisa Batiashvili preparing for her first performance in the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and top concert hall acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota reveals how to create such a perfect acoustic.
It is the most renowned German film production company: Ufa was founded in 1917 and produced films through the end of World War II, during which time it served as a propaganda tool for the Nazis.
Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards is a celebration of American literature recognizing some of the most talented writers in the US. The books of the 2017 award winners speak volumes about the country.
Beloved for her innovative music, quirky style and a couldn't-care-less-about-norms attitude, Björk has become the voice of a generation of outsiders as she's created experimental soundtracks that reflect our times.
His hedonistic life cut short by disease, his good looks, his drawings of nudes: All this made Modigliani a legend. An exhibition at the Tate Modern in London shows off his work and gets to the man behind the myth.
Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.
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