British popstar Elton John turns 70! German author Poppy J. Anderson thrills her readers with romantic novels and a Michelin-starred French chef does wonders with vegetables.
Once a year, Amsterdam’s canal house gardens are opened to the public. Also: Daniel Biber’s award-winning photo of starlings. And: Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles.
Two Indian taxi drivers living in Hamburg have written a Bollywood-style football anthem for the World Cup. They want to cheer on the title defender Germany, as the country has been their chosen home for 34 years now.
Julie Gautier of France captures the experience of freediving in mesmerizing videos. Plus: the ravioli known as Cappellacci are a classic of Italian cuisine, and a burlesque bar in Berlin.
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Kamila Shamsie's tale of family and faith in the modern world beat out five other contenders for the prestigious award. Shamsie thanked the award's founders for promoting women's voices in literature.
Acclaimed Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died. He guest-conducted for many major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony.
Two years after The Floating Piers, landscape artist Christo is back with a 20-meter-high work, The Mastaba, made of thousands of oil barrels. Despite its size, it's not the most daring project in the artist's career.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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