Macho or softie? Workaholic or stay-at-home dad?Our picture of the ideal man has undergone many transformations. Now magazines are promoting a new image: the mindful man, juggling work, family and a healthy lifestyle.
All about sex? The dating site Seeking.com introduces rich men to cash-strapped young people, often students, for a "mutually beneficial arrangement." Instead of Romeo and Juliet, it’s more Rolex and Juliet.
Is it possible for a societal group or nation to cultivate an identity and yet still see others as partners? What seemed to be self-evident for many years must be fought for again, writes Alexander Görlach.
While a handshake may be the preferred manner of business greeting in Germany, the two-cheek kiss is making inroads among younger generations. But figuring out just who to turn the other cheek for remains a mystery.
The children's tale 'Fritzi war dabei' (Fritzi was there too) by author Hanna Schott is now in German cinemas. The film uses a child-friendly approach to explain the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgård, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Berlin is known for creative spaces and freedom of expression. It attracts artists, musicians, and clubbers from all over the globe. But the scene is changing. The popular club Griessmuehle and techno DJ DVS1 are trying to conserve club culture.
Innovative yet influenced by tradition: Rembrandt, who died 350 years ago on October 4, has become one of the best known painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The artist had a wide social support system.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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