Known as Germany's fifth season, carnival is a time of many traditions. Here’s an insight into the sometimes surprising origins of those carnival customs.
The legendary image of Berlin as a free-spirited domain where underground culture thrives has attracted a great number of expats. But some New Yorkers are coming to the city to find another type of freedom.
With floats packed with satire in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Mainz, the Rose Monday parades are the highlight of Carnival season. German astronaut Alexander Gerst reveals what the tradition and space travel have in common.
For the first time since the Nazi era, there's a Jewish Carnival club: the Kölsche Kippa Köpp. Its aim: to show that they are an integral part of the local Carnival traditions.
He directed dark thrillers such as "Psycho," "The Birds" and "Vertigo," but Alfred Hitchcock was smiling while he worked. The legacy of the master of suspense is celebrated in a new book by German publisher Taschen.
Richard Ford is a major American author – and one of the sharpest critics of President Donald Trump. His books are international bestsellers. His first great success came in 1986 with the novel "The Sportswriter".
At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom“, a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus art school in 1919 in Weimar. Its ideas were ground-breaking. Its design and architecture was purist, simple and functional, dispensing with decorative elements. It was radical and visionary.
Teachers and parents might not have noticed, but students don't only use YouTube for fun. According to a new study, about half of them watch videos to learn things as well. How does this affect the educational program?
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