Offering free tickets to anyone wearing a swastika during a production of George Tabori's "Mein Kampf" the Theater Konstanz has drawn global attention. Is there more than clever marketing behind the deal?
Rap musicians Kollegah and Farid Bang are provoking outrage with their racist and anti-Semitic rhymes — and the controversy only seems to make them stronger. Why does Germany's youth identify with battle rap?
Radical and controversial artist Marina Abramovic is a cult figure in the art world. The retrospective "The Cleaner," on show at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle museum, showcases works from all periods of her career.
Thomas Schreiber, coordinator for Germany's competition entry, hopes that the song fest won't get political.
Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision song contest, is doing well after a heart transplant, a surgeon says.
While feminism is on the rise, fueled by the #MeToo movement, things are slow to change for female artists on the art market. As the Art Cologne art fair is underway, DW takes a look at why that is the case.
Criticizing Berlin's Berghain club as a place that enables sex, drugs and sleep-deprived partying, an AfD councilwoman proposed closing it. Following a backlash, the party distanced itself and said it stopped the plan.
Prosecutors have said they won't file charges related to the death of pop star Prince. At the same time, the doctor accused of prescribing painkillers for Prince has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors.
Actor Daniel Craig has auctioned his Aston Martin Vanquish to benefit a New York educational project.
The Culture Ministry in Hesse has announced the death of artist Max Weinberg.
The uprising by Jewish people entrapped in the Warsaw Ghetto 75 years ago has been well documented in art and literature. Here, a look at how the event has served as fodder in films.
A young Israeli wearing a Jewish head covering in Berlin was attacked. Has wearing indicators of certain religions become dangerous in Germany? And what does the Jewish yarmulke stand for?
Award-winning Israeli author Lizzie Doron became renowned for her books depicting the Jews' traumas. When she started researching the life of Palestinians — and became friends with the enemy — everything changed.
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis can go to the movies again in their country, part of a drive to modernize the arch-conservative desert kingdom. Saudi blogger Dahlia Rahaimy told DW how important the reforms are.
Who exactly is Meghan Markle, the 36-year-old fiancée of Prince Harry? With one month to go until the wedding of the year, a new biography on the American actress-cum-future princess's life hits the bookshelves.
As a member of the Echo prize advisory board, Christian Höppner accepted the nomination of the controversial rappers.
The goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden has made the events of the Prague Spring their focus.
Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest living authors, has also been a preeminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. He tells DW how he believes peace can be achieved.
Saudi Arabian reforms include lifting a 35-year ban on cinemas. The first film to be shown is "Black Panther."
"Scream for me, Sarajevo" is a documentary about an unusual concert in the besieged city.
A theater is under investigation for promising free entry to spectators who wear a swastika to a play named after Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." The theater has defended the move as a social experiment.
Missing German bread is a common woe when Germans travel abroad. But as Kate Müser finds out on Meet the Germans, there are a few other very German things they miss as well.
Milan's Salone del Mobile is the world's top event in the design calendar. While some criticize the participation of big brands such as Google and Instagram, the fair remains a celebration of the "optimism" of design.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
The controversy over the awarding of an Echo, the German music industry's most important prize, to a rap duo singing anti-Semitic lyrics has continued to grow, with musicians returning their own honors in protest.
A new exhibition at the Bergen-Belsen memorial site records how children lived in the concentration camp — and in some cases survived. The curator told DW about the important testimonies that were collected for the show.
A dusty German children's song has gained new life after Catalans misheard the lyrics as "Viva Puigdemont" and turned it into a viral sensation. The hashtag #BiBaButzemann now leads to posts from the separatist movement.
Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to win the prestigious award's music prize. In the journalism categories, reporters won big with revelations about sexual harassment allegations against high-profile men.
The British monarch is also a great-grandma and a wife, which is why the Queen doesn't only have official names and titles, but also different unsuspected nicknames.
A portrait of a French woman believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler during World War I was sold for 60,000 euros. According to disputed claims, the woman's son could have been Hitler's illegitimate child.
Hobby archaeologists have stumbled upon hundreds of 10th-century coins and jewelry on the German island of Rügen. The find is linked to legendary Danish king — and inspiration for modern technology — Harald Bluetooth.
Austrian singer Conchita Wurst said he was forced to share his diagnosis after being blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend.
Oscar-winning film director Milos Forman, known for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86.
Springtime in Germany means the countdown is on for the country's brief feast on a vegetable known as "white gold." The Germans' passion for white asparagus is celebrated in museums — and even by queens.
With century-old cherry trees in the former German capital blooming brilliantly as spring turns on the heat, hoards of selfie-hunting visitors to the city are capturing the trees in their pink-hued glory.
Winter is over, the first leaves are budding on the trees and crocuses are breaking through the cold ground. How well do you know spring in Germany? Test your knowledge!
While mass student protests were the most visible expression of social and political change in 1968, new film movements had already started to foretell this revolt. Here's a look at the rise of a radical new cinema.
Sculptures depicting stars are usually intended as an honor, but some of them end up as the butt of a joke. The bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at the airport of Madeira isn't the only flop.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
In "Musica Maestra" Alondra de la Parra takes us on her musical journeys: on stage, backstage or during her free time.
The Campus Project of the Beethovenfest in Bonn showcasing music and musicians from Ukraine.
Musicians from Russia, Ukraine and Germany perform music by Beethoven - and more.
Subtle racism and where it comes from.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
A bit of a diva, cool, and very intense: Marina Abramović is one the greatest artists of our time. She turns her life into art. Radical and ruthlessly frank, her body is her medium.
Pop art inspiration – Italian design brand Seletti at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Plus: A new coffee table book celebrates the Volkswagen Beetle as it turns 80. And: a day in the Spanish capital Madrid.
British-Caribbean recording artist Marlon Roudette shares the stage with German rock band Silly. Together they perform Roudette's hit "When the Beat Drops Out" — a magical moment on Night Grooves.
A wonderful collection of orchestras - classical, jazz, female, youth, airline and musical! Sarah Willis revisits some of her favourite - and rather unusual - orchestras which she has featured on Sarah's Music so far.
Verbal acrobats, critical darlings, chart toppers: Tocotronic have been an institution in German indie rock since they came on the scene in the 1990s. PopXport tells the story of what is possibly Germany's most intellectual band.
Director Wolfgang Petersen joins DW for an interview: a look back at the 77-year-old's career, about working with Hollywood stars, his greatest success, and his biggest disappointment.
Online tips for raising kids, ground-level lights for phone users and Saint Petersburg’s White Nights.
DW host Nicole Frölich is in Saxony's state capital. Her tour takes her from Loschwitz Bridge, via the Frauenkirche.
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