Seventy years ago today, a sensational two-piece swimsuit made its debut at a fashion show in Paris. The bikini eventually took the western world by storm.
While string bikinis are fully acceptable in the West, the burkini - a full-body swimsuit - is the topic of heated debate. DW speaks to fashion theorist Barbara Vinken about this polemic garment.
There is a long list of directors who have tried their hand at telling the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. It's a classic tale that hasn't lost its appeal.
Libraries have existed for more than 4,000 years. They may resemble a ballroom or a UFO, but no matter what they look like, they are great places to delve into books.
Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival. We celebrate the cult director and Berliner-by-choice with a special edition of Arts.21.
During World War II, some 600,000 paintings were stolen or displaced. Guidelines were established 20 years ago in order to return looted works to their rightful owners, but thousands are still missing.
If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful photos, you need effective tools for image editing. DW Digital is testing the most popular apps .This week: "Polarr"
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