The first record player was invented in 1887, but the first jazz album was recorded in 1917. Jazz expert Bert Noglik tells DW how technology has influenced the genre.
It was an unprecedented fiasco: "La La Land" was mistakenly awarded the best picture Oscar before "Moonlight" was revealed as the real winner. And Trump sees himself at the center of the blunder.
The Oscars have managed to shift focus away from Trump's administration. Despite a mishap during the announcement for best picture, "Moonlight" has taken the top spot while Iran's "The Salesman" won best foreign film.
Oscar hopefuls dressed to impress at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Who stole the show on the red carpet?
How realistic is Oscar-nominated 'Arrival', in which a linguist (Amy Adams) tries to communicate with extraterrestrials?
No African-Americans were nominated for an Oscar in 2016. This year, 18 people from minority groups are in the running.
More than 2.3 meters tall, Neil Fingleton was recognized as the UK'S tallest man in 2007. His untimely death was reportedly due to heart failure.
In politically uncertain times, US music takes on a different meaning for DW columnist Gero Schliess.
Germany is celebrating its so-called "fifth season" with more than a few odd customs, many of which date back centuries. Here are five such traditions, including snipped ties and men dressed up as virgins.
Women take charge of men on the Thursday before Carnival, cut off their ties and give them a kiss in a longstanding tradition.
No matter how unpopular US President Donald Trump may be, his look is coveted. As Carnival kicks off, Trump wigs are sold out.
Dancers are in the spotlight at any German Carnival event.
To mark 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, dozens of artifacts related to Martin Luther have been digitized. Plans for 3D replicas can be downloaded and printed by those hosting their own Luther exhibition.
His character Winnetou was as famous as Harry Potter, but the life of best-selling author Karl May, born 175 years ago, remains shrouded in mystery. What is fact and what is fiction?
This year, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, celebrates its 175th anniversary.
The oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and one of the oldest in the world, celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2017.
Glittering gowns, elegant suits and bold mini dresses worn by the late Princess Diana are on show at Kensington Palace, marking the 20th anniversary of her death.
David Bowie has posthumously been awarded the Brit award for British male solo artist. The Brits also remembered George Michael, who died on Christmas Day last year aged 53, and Leonard Cohen.
Fritz Koenig, the renowned sculptor known for famous memorials around the world, has died. His best-known work survived the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
More than 1,000 movies were produced during the Nazi era from 1933-1945. In his film "Hitler's Hollywood," journalist Rüdiger Suchsland took a close at these works.
The award-winning actor flaunts his love of typewriters in an upcoming book. He'll join the ranks of many in Hollywood who have become authors.
Throughout this month of fashion weeks, runways are flooded with new collections every day. But beyond recycled trends, what will the future look like? Designers are developing new solutions for the clothing of tomorrow.
You have to dive 5 meters deep into a pool to get to your table at "The Pearl" in Brussels.
What's going on? Donald Trump as a naughty school boy? Angela Merkel, lying on her back dressed as a ladybug? It's a tradition! Every year, Carnival float builders in Germany poke fun at famous politicians.
US President Donald Trump has made booksellers' dreams come true. North American magazines and blogs have been listing a range of must-read books, in an attempt to understand the new president's behavior.
Kate Müser finds out how to avoid "du" and "Sie" faux pas - and learns that Germans make mistakes, too.
Three parallel Berlin exhibitions on surveillance reveal its humorous side. But maybe we laugh because we're terrified.
British artist Howard Lee dupes internet users with his videos.
65 isn't retirement age for the world's biggest music competition. Hear the latest round of winners at the ARD Competition in Munich, celebrating its 65th anniversary in the most recent season.
String quartet, harp, double bass and French horn: where else can you hear these instruments and formations than at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich? More standout moments from the final concerts.
DW's special coverage of the Venice Biennale of Architecture
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
In this edition: carnival in Venice, a restaurant in Rome, carnival dancers in Germany, biathlon for everyone and British artist Howard Lee.
Acclaimed German painter Katharina Grosse shows her works in New York. Also on the show: How photography and surveillance are linked, how to fabricate fact from fiction and how Ennio Morricone composes his film scores.
"…and the Oscar goes to…" This special edition of KINO looks back at the German-language winners of the world’s most important film prize.
"Zohra”, the Afghan Women´s Orchestra, make their Berlin debut.
Ten years of LaBrassBanda, a portrait of pop duo Malky, and a new film about Tangerine Dream
Humanoid robots take over a London exhibition, Denmark's digital schools, and the Sound of Berlin.
Nicole Frölich tries out the ski slopes and the lodgings in an igloo village.
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