The German Film Awards, also called Lola Awards, have changed names a few times over the years. Just like the Oscars, they honor the most outstanding films of the last year - but have also been criticized in recent past.
As Bob Dylan's birthday is widely noted, music experts wonder whether there could ever be a worthy successor to him as poet, musician and cult figure. We take a look at the 75-year-old's career and life in pictures
From Dylan to Sinatra: a number of famous musicians have passed their talent down to their progeny. We take a look at the careers of musicians' children who have themselves become stars.
One year ago, the music label ACT Music released the new album of Polish jazz singer Natalia Mateo, entitled "Heart of Darkness". The singer, who lives in Berlin, has been going from strength to strength.
According to media reports, Adele is close to sign one of the biggest record deals in music history with Sony Music. Sources differ on the sums involved, ranging from 100 to 160 million euros.
Achille Mbembe is considered to be a vanguard in postcolonial thought and political science. A staunch opponent of Eurocentric worldviews, Mbembe tells DW that each culture should constantly be examining its own values.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter and Jude Law are among the nearly 300
British actors, musicians and other leading arts figures to urge Britain to remain in the EU, amidst the current referendum campaigns.
The Palme d'Or went to the British director Ken Loach for his film "I, Daniel Blake." Best actor is the Iranian Shahab Hosseini and best actress is Jaclyn Jose from the Philippines.
Surprisingly selecting Ken Loach for the Palme d'Or, the jury didn't go along with the critics, who saw German director Maren Ade as a top contender. That was to be expected at a film festival, says DW's Jochen Kürten.
Can good spirits and operatic arias effectively combat a worldwide scourge? The German AIDS Foundation's gala concerts show one way how that might be done.
This year's Cannes crowd-pleaser is a German comedy from director Maren Ade about the strained relationship between a hippie father and his workaholic daughter. The critics love it, but will it secure the Golden Palm?
The German drama "Toni Erdmann" is a hot contender for the Golden Palm award at the 2016 Cannes film festival. Critics favor director Maren Ade's film, but in the end, it's up to the jury to decide on Sunday.
Her film "Toni Erdmann" was greeted with an eight-minute standing ovation in Cannes. Many critics consider it a clear favorite for the Golden Palm. In this DW interview, Maren Ade discusses family, hard work and karaoke.
John Berry, a founding member of the iconic hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died.
The trio Ganes from South Tyrol sings in Ladin, a language spoken by some 30,000 people.
As the legendary old rockers continue their tour through Europe, accompanied by Guns'N'Roses singer Axl Rose, here are 10 things you need to know about the iconic band.
Socialite and bohemian Peggy Guggenheim built up one of the most important art collections of the 20th century.
One of the world's most renowned historians, German-American Fritz Stern, died on May 18 at age 90. He spent his life analyzing world history and observing how it impacted current developments in Germany and Europe.
Circus Roncalli's first show was held on May 18, 1976. For the 40th anniversary tour of the famous German circus, nostalgia meets modern performance, with high-paced acts and trendy music.
They are more than just a training shoe: The Hamburg exhibition "Sneakers: Design for Fast Feet" explores how the comfortable sports footwear became a fashion statement and even found its way into German politics.
In 2000 the Franco-American artist donated over 400 of her works to the Hannover museum.
An exhibition of the renowned South African interdisciplinary artist William Kentridge opens on May 12 in Berlin. His work tackles the ambiguity of society, from apartheid tensions to human experiences of uncertainty.
Germans probably don't need to be convinced that Udo Lindenberg is a rock legend, but as a Deutschrock pioneer, he's remained somewhat anonymous outside German-speaking countries. Here's why you have to know who he is.
Prince Hermann von Pückler was a man who literally moved mountains. The German nobleman heaped up hills and detoured rivers to create a remarkable garden paradise along the German-Polish border. A new exhibit in Bonn celebrates his work.
From shy hippie performer to dance-club diva, Cher has reinvented her youthful image several times. As the Goddess of Pop turns 70 on May 20, here's a look back at her outstanding singing and acting career.
NoBrexArt: Britain's creative class is mostly against Brexit.
For DW's series on the best in German cinema, we pick our favorite films set in the capital city, the backdrop for the tumultuous history of the 20th century. In each of these films, Berlin is one of the main characters.
Test your knowledge of famous German proverbs with these unique illustrations, updated weekly.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
How free is speech in Germany? After a satirical TV show targeting Turkey's President Erdogan, German comedian Jan Böhmermann faces legal action - and has sparked a massive debate on freedom of speech in Germany.
Arvo Pärt's much loved work named "Fratres," a seldom heard work by Russian composer Vsevolod Zaderatsky and a signature piece by Dmitry Shostakovich - his Eighth String Quartet - all await you this hour.
On the playbill: Benjamin Britten's "Russian Funeral," a collection of songs by Dmitry Shostakovich, including 'Six Poems' written by Marina Tsvetaeva, and the first-ever performance of Preludes and Fugues by Vladimir Zaderatsky.
Jogging or cycling? Both! We test the Lopifit. Plus: Five star R&R at the Spitbank Fort, a luxury hotel on a former sea fort. And: an historic apartment in St. Petersburg.
"No it is!" - The compelling creations of South African artist William Kentridge; Juli Zeh's new novel; award-winning projects focusing on cultural integration; and a farewell to the well known historian Fritz Stern.
This KINO special edition is dedicated to the most exciting film festivals on the planet. We’ll be sharing the KINO team’s favorite festival moments in Berlin, Locarno, Toronto and, of course, Cannes.
Sarah Willis delves into the Sarah´s Music archives to share some of her favourite moments so far.
A new album from Boys Noize, Udo Lindenberg on tour and Bill Kaulitz's solo album.
World-famous emojis from Austria, virtual reality goggles in the cinema, and drones flying in formation.
Summer in Munich
If you want to end a discussion, you'd better have a killer argument, according to this German word.
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