Hugh Masekela has died, aged 78. Recognized as the 'father of South African jazz,' he was also known for his anti-apartheid activism.
Georg Baselitz was thrown out of art school at the age of 18 because of his love for Picasso, and he has remained controversial and provocative ever since. To mark his 80th birthday, DW looks back at his life and work.
During the coal industry's boom years, Joseph Stoffels delighted in photographing all things coal-related. 400 of his photos from this bygone era are on display in a former coal mine-turned-cultural complex.
Highlights of the first day of the high profile Parisian Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018 week include collections by Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen.
An initial investigation has been opened against German director Dieter Wedel, after several sexual assault allegations.
As Minnie Mouse gets a star on Monday, DW explains how the stars are awarded.
Jim Jarmusch is considered one of the founding fathers of US independent film. His movies have influenced a generation of directors — and at 65, he's not thinking of retirement just yet.
The award ironically celebrates the year's worst films, targeting top stars and a bunch of sequels.
Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, is engaged to marry her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.
Valletta has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture. Over 140 projects and 400 events have been planned in 2018 around three main themes: Island Stories, Future Baroque and Voyages.
#MeToo is currently one of the most important issues debated worldwide, an outcry against harassment by men in power. A look back at the events that marked the last 100 days.
A quickly-organized demonstration against President Trump grew to be the largest protest of its kind in US history.
A new, home-grown fashion line defies feminine stereotypes in a male-dominated society.
He's been US President for a year: Here's a selection of the best magazine covers depicting Donald Trump.
The Berlin Fashion Week seeks to position itself in the world of fashion, but it ignored the #MeToo debate.
Texan girl, blues queen and music pioneer: The iconic figure of the hippie and women's liberation movement in the late 1960s was born 75 years ago, on January 19, 1943.
Woody Allen's estranged, adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has revived claims that he sexually assaulted her as a seven-year-old girl. The prolific filmmaker, now 82, has disclaimed the graphic accusations as "cynical."
John Cage, Jim Jarmusch, Damien Hirst – all of them came to Berlin with the German Academic Exchange Services Artists-in-Berlin program. Facing today's nationalism, what's expected from the next generation of artists?
Post-its, rulers, staples and folders: in the new exhibit "Out of Office" in Bietigheim-Bissingen, near Stuttgart, visitors will be surprised to come across familiar objects from their daily workaday life.
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off the global string of film festivals. Showcasing independent films, it features this year eight German co-productions, as well as movies directed by stars Ethan Hawke and Idris Elba.
French film legend Brigitte Bardot denounces the #MeToo movement as "hypocritical and ridiculous."
Trends emerging from the fall/winter 2018 men's fashion weeks show that designers are reacting to current events.
The work depicts the bloody conquest of England by the Normans in 1066. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked France ahead of talks with President Emmanuel Macron over migration controls between the two countries.
On January 17, museums around the world are embracing the selfie as the #MuseumSelfie trend takes over social media.
A half-naked Asian woman is sprawled across a pizza box. A black man is whitewashed in the washing machine. H&M is not the only company to attract attention with racist ads.
Nine years after the deadly collapse of the city's historic archive, five defendants are finally on trial.
The discovery of an unknown drawing by Vincent van Gogh has allowed the authentication of a second sketch.
In German, a flying dog is not a dog and a washing bear is not a bear. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser explores some of the cutest - and most curious - German animal names (with the help of some stuffed friends).
Ellen M. Harrington, the new director of the German Film Museum and Institute, wants to send its collections on tour.
The German Cultural Council has warned that allowing the far-right party to control culture would send a "fatal signal."
The term, first used by US President Donald Trump's White House team, beat out other offensive terms like "babycaust." The "non-word of the year" aims to raise critical awareness and combat abuse of human dignity.
Hawkins, credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music, has died in California.
Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted Irish band The Cranberries, has died suddenly of unknown causes in London.
German social media platforms are censoring legitimate content, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex Facebook" law encourages "overblocking."
From glasses made of vinyl to hats formed with chocolate — the fashion industry doesn't always settle for glass and cotton. Some designers prefer to work with material that isn't usually associated with the catwalk.
Archaeology can also focus on 20th century events. Professor Reinhard Bernbeck tells DW what can be learned from digs at the Columbia concentration camp, one of the first such institutions established by the Nazis.
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has clarified her position on the #MeToo movement and apologized to victims.
Famous fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of assaulting male models over decades.
They have very different styles, but Stephen King and Beatrix Potter have something in common: They're both authors whose books were initially rejected by publishers — and went on to become bestsellers. Here are more.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
They escaped war and violence. But what comes afterwards? DW's multimedia feature shows how artists who had to flee have built a new life - in a culture and via a language they weren't familiar with at all.
What color is in the name of Baden-Württemberg's best known mountain range? What is the "Swabian Sea" and what reputation do the Swabians have? Test your knowledge of Germany's third largest federal state.
Many hobby craftsmen shy from mixing concrete. Do-it-yourself expert Sari Hansen shows how, in just a few steps, you can make a concrete table with copper-pipe legs made from copper pipes.
Does Germany have a world-class cultural scene? We look at 10 popular myths about culture in Germany and see how they stand up to the facts. It's not an easy task in a place where culture is considered holy.
In "Musica Maestra" Alondra de la Parra takes us on her musical journeys: on stage, backstage or during her free time.
Find interviews, reports and more about the music festival in Beethoven's birth city.
This hour we take you to the 66th ARD International Music Competition in Munich.
We have the latest prize winners from one of the classical music world's most renowned music competitions.
Subtle racism and where it comes from.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
Discover the World Heritage Site Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey.
The Berlin Food Week is transforming the German capital into a culinary hot spot.
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world.
At the World BBQ Championships not only meat is put on the grill but desserts!
Surfing on streets? The so-called “Curfboard” seems to make it possible.
Producing great music: two Chopin piano concertos are meticulously rearranged by Mikhail Pletnev and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with the young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov on the grand piano. A fascinating documentary by Deutsche Welle.
Sport meets glamour at the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel. Also: Acrobats and fireworks kick off Valetta's turn as European Capital of Culture. And a homage to the "Chef of the Century", the late Paul Bocuse.
The highlights from 11 episodes of “Night Grooves” with Anastacia, Conchita, Albrecht Mayer, Silly, Marlon Roudette, Midge Ure, Leslie Clio, Johnny Logan, Nik Kershaw, Eko Fresh, Nils Landgren and more.
Sarah visits the Ice Music Festival in Norway where all the instruments are made out of ice.
Living music legends: for more than 50 years, Scorpions have been rocking all over the world.
Winston Churchill biopic 'Darkest Hour' goes head-to head at the box-office with German movies 'Hot Dog' and 'This Crazy Heart' while Werner Herzog picks up a special prize in his native Bavaria.
Online tips for raising kids, ground-level lights for phone users and Saint Petersburg’s White Nights.
Art, cinemas, cocktails: Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich explores Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
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