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.
Get inspired by "Baroque Baroque," the stunning new installation by Danish artist Ólafur Eliasson.
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.
Adele carries on a rich tradition of female soul singers going back to the 1950s, from Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin and more. We take a look back at those who paved the way.
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 architect has a special relationship with Berlin: He calls it home and designed one of its landmark buildings, the Jewish Museum. DW asked Libeskind about his new projects, Berlin's style and his love for diamonds.
Hunger Games is back in cinemas this week with "Mockingjay - Part 2." The fantasy adventure series follows in the footsteps of a century of imaginative film backdrops. Here are our favorites.
The art world is only now rediscovering what Hitler really did to art. A new Berlin exhibition takes a closer look.
Paris is synonymous for love, luxury and lifestyle. The French capital inspires artists worldwide. Our Spotify playlist features 20 Paris songs from the new millennium.
The international hacking network Anonymous has "declared war" on the "Islamic State" following Friday's fatal attacks in Paris. Now the movement reports that more than 5,500 Twitter accounts of ISIS are down.
Synthesizers and stadium rock - German music led the way in defining the musical trends of the 80s.
As Germany says its last farewell to the former West German chancellor, these 16 pictures illustrate Helmut Schmidt's passion for culture.
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.
Find out why Simon Tofield's cartoon tales of his crazy cat are one of the greatest Internet successes of all time.
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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Come backstage with Sarah at Chicago The Musical at the beautiful Theater des Westens in Berlin.
Watch DW's feature film on the value of the book in the digital age.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
Remind me again how exactly we're related? This funny German word can help.