Twenty years after artist Christo spectacularly wrapped the meeting place of the German parliament in silvery foil, a permanent exhibition on this hugely successful event has gone on show at the Reichstag in Berlin.
The terrorist attacks in Paris changed the meaning of going to a concert. But despite the tragedy, nearly 20,000 fans overcame fears and decided to celebrate with Scorpions. A DW film premiere on the band was cancelled.
Hip hop artist Sabrina Setlur sampled two seconds of Kraftwerk's music in 1997 - and the electronica pioneers weren't happy about it. After over a decade of litigation, the case is taken to Germany's highest court.
Beyond the herb garden on the balcony, some Berliners have taken the next logical step and started foraging for food. And, as it turns out, there's much more to it than killer mushrooms and chestnut fever.
Baptiste Giabiconi works as a model for the famous fashion designer. The result is stunning - and erotically charged.
The Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh has been sentenced to death for apostasy. In the eyes of Saudi authorities, his involvement in the international art scene may have made him suspicious.
The political situation between their home countries is tense, but that didn't stop an Iranian and an Israeli band from jamming together. Now the musicians are joining forces on tour in Germany.
The Iraqi writer and journalist discusses with DW about the responsibility of intellectuals in the Arab world and the inspiration for his books, explaining why the poet Adonis does not deserve a peace prize at all.
She fulfilled many people's dream: British adventurer Sarah Outen traveled around the world by kayak, rowboat and bike.
The documentary film "Miners Shot Down" about the 2012 Marikana killings, which left 34 striking miners dead, has won an International Emmy award. Two broadcasters in South Africa are refusing to air the film.
They picked Xavier Naidoo as the candidate for the world's biggest entertainment show - then dumped him. Do public broadcasters know what they are doing? DW music editor Rick Fulker comments on their strange strategies.
Neil MacGregor, outgoing head of the British Museum and founding artistic director of Berlin's Humboldt-Forum culture and science center, discusses his book "Germany: Memories of a Nation," just published in German.
How do you recount 2,000 years of German history? The historian Hermann Schäfer chose 100 objects to illustrate the country's past. Here are 12 of them.
Novelist Salman Rushdie explains how his new novel became contemporary by accident.
DW asked controversial Algerian author Boualem Sansal about the shortcomings of Western politics.
Alex Diehl heard the explosions during the soccer game and wrote a song - it reached millions.
Today’s Melting Pop takes a look at Sierre Leonean-German musician Patrice.
The art world is only now rediscovering what Hitler really did to art. A new Berlin exhibition takes a closer look.
The world's best-known cheeky redhead is turning 70. Astrid Lindgren's creation, Pippi Longstocking, has been a role model for decades, but how much longer will she survive?
The fat lady has yet to sing at a Scorpions concert. They've been celebrating their farewell for five years now, but will the German rockers ever stop? Now a film on the band is available on DVD.
Can you guess these popular German proverbs? DW presents exclusive illustrations of 14 favorite sayings.
You shared your favorites after we presented 14 famous German proverbs in original illustrations. Here are your picks.
They're back! Or did they ever disappear? These DIY Berlin labels are producing the coolest music tapes.
This hour, music by Paul Dessau, Luigi Nono - and a world premiere by Marc Andre.
From a piece about the Spanish Civil War to one about death.
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