Svetlana Alexievich records the implosion of the Soviet Union and its aftermath in her works. This year's Nobel laureate fearlessly gives voice to the voiceless.
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich. The Belarusian author and investigative journalist is lauded for her unique insights into life behind the Iron Curtain. Alexievich, 67, is the 14th woman to win the literature prize since 1901.
Svetlana Alexievich, who will receive the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10, provided insight on her work in a lecture. She listens to the people - and boldly criticizes the authorities of Belarus and Russia.
The Nobel Prize for Literature has been announced in Stockholm. For the first time, a journalist has won, with Belarusian investigative reporter Svetlana Alexievich picking up the prize.
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.
Perhaps best known for his infectious hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" and role as a gunslinger in the John Wayne movie, "True Grit," singer Glen Campbell heavily influenced the music world before his death at the age of 81.
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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