Refugee children in Germany told author Thomas Mac Pfeifer their favorite bedtime stories. He then compiled a new multi-lingual book that brings together folklore from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other war zones.
Paul Beatty has become the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker literary prize for a satirical look at race relations in the US. The awards ceremony has been held at the Guildhall in London.
The Dresden Symphony Orchestra had been scheduled to perform "Aghet." The piece was written by a composer whose great-grandparents were killed in the Armenian genocide, and commemorates the massacre.
Shakespeare got help in writing 17 of his world-famous plays. A new edition of his work reveals this, using big data.
The Hof International Film Festival is held in a tiny Bavarian village, but draws names as big as Werner Herzog. Germany's most creative film festival, it has lost co-founder Heinz Badewitz, film's friendliest host.
The book "The Dogs of Venice" offers an original perspective of the romantic Italian city through photos of its real inhabitants with their four-legged friends.
The reclusive US comedic actor Bill Murray has been honored with a top humor award for his decades-long film career. Murray admitted to being uncomfortable with the attention and passed the award around the room.
Every week, DW's Gero Schliess offers his insider's perspective on culture in Berlin.
In his new autobiography, "Not Dead Yet," Phil Collins reveals how alcohol consumed him over the past decade. But now he's back on stage, with a dozen concerts planned next summer.
Despite enduring memories of the Holocaust and fears of a brain drain, Israeli artists continue to move to Berlin. Events like the ID Festival reveal how the city helps them forge identities in an unlikely place.
Elif Shafak tells DW why Turkey must stay close to the EU and why she is a linguistic "commuter."
Turkish author Elif Shafak and Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal discussed "Europe and Islam" at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Cookbooks are a sector of the book market unaffected by drops in sales, and they're well represented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But sometimes, the books are not the main attraction.
The largest book fair in the world may take place in Frankfurt. But some of its most important guests don't come from Germany. Here are some of international celebrities you'll spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
"Literature has always managed to overcome dictators," wrote jailed Turkish author Asli Erdogan. Her words marked the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which focuses not just on publishing deals, but also human rights.
Oskar Schindler saved Jews from deportation by hiring them to work in his factory, which will become a memorial site.
Bob Dylan's silence since being named a Nobel laureate has been called "impolite and arrogant" by the Nobel committee.
France has honored a US couple for pledging their 350-million-euro art collection to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.
The contemporary art magazine "ArtReview" has published its annual Power 100 list, a guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art. Here are the top 10.
A revised edition of Martin Luther's seminal Bible has been released to mark 500 years of the Protestant Reformation.
The German journalist and author Carolin Emcke has frequently written and reported from war zones and crisis regions. She is this year's recipient of the prestigious Peace Prize.
On the occasion of her 70th birthday, DW looks back at the work of Austrian author and playwright Elfriede Jelinek.
John le Carré was a British spy before trading his badge in for a pen to become one of the UK's most successful writers.
Germany's biggest amusement park now offers roller coaster rides with head-mounted displays.
Are you winning an hour of sleep this weekend? For daylight savings, we've compiled our favorite German "time" words.
Can you talk like a German teen? These 10 terms are among the 30 nominated to be crowned Germany's next Youth Word of the Year.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
The Ivory Coast is looking to recapture the spirit of a bygone era with fresh ideas for urban development.
Many parents feel overwhelmed by the role of digital media in their children's lives.
In an unusual lineup this hour, the Sollazzo Ensemble explores three themes: "Nightingale," "Smokers" and "Nightmares."
This hour, baroque visions of death and the afterlife, with Cantus Cölln.
DW's special coverage of the Venice Biennale of Architecture
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
Euromaxx special goes underground! Naples is famous for its artistic metro stations, an underground light museum in Germany, and a Swiss architect builds hobbit-like homes.
A Frankfurt Book Fair special: we meet courageous authors and publishers and present fascinating books and award winners. And reflect on this year's Guest of Honor.
To mark the Frankfurt Book Fair, our KINO Special zooms in on literary film adaptations.
Sarah Willis experiences the power of gospel music with the multi-talented Damien Sneed in New York.
Nena, Sasha, Nina Hagen – just three of our top 10 singers from Germany.
Children and digital media. Virtual reality-enhanced roller coasters. Blossoming geometric shapes.
A natural paradise in southern Germany
Though it literally means a 'fun bird,' this quirky German word has nothing to do with feathered friends.
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