90 year old Martin Walser is Germany's best-known contemporary novelist. His latest book is a stream of consciousness work that deals with the age-old themes of love, loneliness and faith.
Two men in the middle of a mid-life crisis. A power struggle on the shores of Lake Constance. And an ending where he who follows the rules wins, not he who defies them. Walser shows off his masterful ability to observe.
A tragic love story poetically told, Lenz's tale of an affair between an English teacher and her 18-year-old student captures life in a small seaside village and reflects Germany's own post-war growing pains.
Big stars, hot topics, tough competition: Arts.21 goes behind the scenes at the Berlin International Film Festival. Actress Ine Marie Wilmann, filmmaker Tsitsi Dangaremba, and photographer Birgit Kleber show us the Berlinale up close and personal.
Agent 007 is definitely one of the most famous British fictional figures ever created. But according to some sources, he was actually born in the Ruhr valley. An exhibition in Bochum promotes the spy's German roots.
You don't often see cowboy boots in Berlin. But when DW's Sertan Sanderson heard the German capital had an annual country music festival, he grabbed the chance to dust off his pair and do a little Western line dancing.
Using herself as model, American photographer Cindy Sherman critiques our contemporary views of identity and the role of women in society. She is being honored with the 2019 Max Beckmann Prize in Frankfurt.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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