The Danes and Hygge, a ritual of enjoying life's pleasures. Plus, wall calendars and their popularity despite the digital revolution. And, a new film recounts the adventures of ocean researcher Jacques Cousteau.
In Germany a Christmas tree - a real one - is a must-have. Some people see it as a short term roommate and even give it a name. And the ritual of getting one is also part of the celebration.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
Answer the quiz and win CDs! We play a cover version of a hit from Germany, and you tell us: Who first sang the original of "The Power"?
Win CDs by Broilers, Three Fall, Alice Merton, Bausa.
What were the highlights of 2017? What is to come in 2018? Also: After the Escape. A DW multimedia special on artists in German exile. And: What does "homeland" mean? A photographer searches for clues.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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