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Obituary

Rene Burri, famed Che and Picasso portraitist, dies at age 81

ImageThe Swiss photographer who captured some of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century, including portraits of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso, has died. Rene Burri was 81.

Fashion

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82. He helped define American style, dressing first ladies and Hollywood stars.

Media

BuzzFeed makes its German debut

Is the Internet in need of more light-hearted listicles and cat videos? BuzzFeed thinks Germany is. The viral content site is celebrating the launch of its new German-language website this week.

History

London exhibition aims to alter Germany's image

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the British Museum's "Germany: Memories of a Nation" exhibition offers food for thought to those who think they know Britain's one-time enemy.

Literature

Reclusive author Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Little known beyond France, the publicity-shunning writer is being compared by the Swedish Academy to Marcel Proust.

Culture

Twin Peaks: Germany's greatest TV spoiler

After a quarter century, the television series Twin Peaks is making a dramatic re-entry with its third season. For Germans, it's a reminder of what was perhaps the worst TV spoiler in their country's history.