Hands are an expressive part of a portrait - as photographer Walter Schels sees them. They may not reveal our futures, but they can express our characters and complement our speech.
The German-Jewish Blumenfeld was one of the mid 20th-century's most sought-after fashion photographers. But his work is more than glitz and glamour. An Amsterdam show highlights how avant-garde art played into his work.
Government corruption, drug trafficking and extreme levels of violence in Mexico have left their mark on the arts. As DW hands out its Freedom of Speech Award, a look at the state of artistic freedom in the country.
Entertainers, families, and entrepreneurs modeled for photographer August Sander. His portraits of German society marked a turning point in the history of photography, and can now be seen at an exhibition in Cologne.
The largest German-language film festival outside Europe is showing feature films and documentaries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It's a rare opportunity to view them in the US.
Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, Herta Müller – the list of 100 German Must-Reads has no shortage of Nobel laureates. Their works examine the most pressing themes of the West in the 20th century: Nazi Germany, the Cold War and a divided Berlin.
Currently touring New Zealand, the Russian feminist punk group had a performance planned in Christchurch on Friday. The band is also banned from entering Brazil, which was the next stop on their international tour.
The head of the Ruhrtriennale, Stefanie Carp, was nearly removed from her post after inviting a band critical of Israel state policies to the festival but she held on. A look back as the 2019 events are announced.
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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