Hysterical fans, love-struck fellow stars and heaps of praise. Everyone is crazy about US actress Meryl Streep. She presided over the international jury for the first time ever. What an honor!
Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, who also directed "Robocop" and "Total Recall," will preside over the jury at the upcoming Berlinale, Berlin's major film festival.
Actor Idris Elba has set off a storm of speculation on social media with an enigmatic tweet, possibly referencing his future role as iconic spy James Bond. But a few hours later he appeared to douse the speculation.
V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel Prize-winning British author who analyzed postcolonialism, has died in London. The Trinidad-born son of an Indian civil servant and Oxford graduate wrote the best-seller A House for Mr. Biswas.
A global campaign to boycott goods and services from Israel is hitting the arts scene. Six artists due to appear at Berlin's Pop-Kultur festival this week have canceled.
Migration is in focus at this year's Ruhrtriennale in western Germany. The experimental program with a premiere by a Syrian director is attractive, but Young Fathers' support of the BDS movement has caused rumblings.
What went on in Berlin in the 90s? An exhibition in the city's storied "Alte Münze" has the answers.
Rain or shine, hot or cold: Germans, it is said, complain a lot. Yet polls show that they are more satisfied overall than they have been for a long time. So where's the beef? And what's wrong with griping anyway?
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