The latest luminary on Berlin's stage is a robot! Also on the show: We find out why 2015 is Cranach year and what Chinese and German singers can learn from one another, plus we visit an exhibition of photography by Wim Wenders.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
Berlin's City Palace celebrates its topping out ceremony and a new manager. Also on the show: German special effects in Hollywood. AND: We look around a private museum in Neu-Ulm and bid farewell to band leader James Last.
A storm is raging around the book, the Internet and the way we think. What value does the physical book have in the digital age? A transatlantic journey, with stops in Seattle, Mainz, LA, Weimar and New York.
What value does the physical book have in this digital Age?
The IS terrorist militia has taken the Syrian city of Palmyra, home to a UNESCO world heritage site, and is threatening to demolish its ancient sites and sculptures. Also on the show: Marcus H. Rosenmüller makes his debut as an opera director; why traditional German costumes are the equal of haute couture and a young actress on the fast-track to fame.
This year's Cannes Film Festival showcases women in film. A star architect has designed a museum dedicated to African American History and Culture in Washington. German cultural institutions are worried about the impact of the TTIP agreement on the arts world. Conductor Christoph Eschenbach has been awarded a prestigious prize.
Germany and Arts.21 are celebrating Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the most important filmmakers of postwar German cinema. We also profile a Russian writer who’s taken on the state in Putin’s Russia. At the Berlin Theatertreffen we take a look at the best in German-language theater. And we listen in on Tocotronic’s latest release, which is as red as it gets.
Discover culture. Germany is becoming a crossroads for the creative scene of the 21st century. The world is watching to see what's taking shape in Berlin and beyond.