Jochen Distelmeyer made his name with a distinctive brand of deutschpop. On his latest album he’s turning his hand to covers of artists as diverse as Radiohead and Britney Spears.
As a former member of the advisory board for the Echo prize, Christian Höppner accepted the nomination of the controversial rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang. Their popularity demonstrates a deep social rift in Germany.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
The controversy over the awarding of an Echo, the German music industry's most important prize, to a rap duo singing anti-Semitic lyrics has continued to grow, with musicians returning their own honors in protest.
"You can't run away from your own past," says goEast festival director Heleen Gerritsen. It's a suitable motto for the 2018 festival, which focuses on nationalistic tendencies in Central and Eastern European films.
The latest episode responded to comedian Hari Kondabolu, who had criticized the show's portrayal of its Indian character, Apu. "The Simpsons" also feeds into a larger debate about updating literature.
Take the quiz, and you could win great CDs. We play a cover version of a German hit, and you tell us who did the original. Who did “Little Hollywood” first?
a) Boys Noize
b) Alle Farben
We’re giving away CDs by Eunique, Prada Meinhoff, Ace Tee and Feine Sahne Fischfilet.
The most coveted photojournalism award in the world is marked by powerful images that combine deep emotional impact and supreme technical skill. Forty-two photographers from 22 countries were nominated this year.
The most important prize in the country's gaming industry, the German Computer Games Awards selects innovative games in 14 categories. This year's winners include "Huxley," "Assassin's Creed Origins" and "Townsmen VR."
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