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BuzzFeed makes its German debut

ImageIs 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.

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.

Culture

German author Siegfried Lenz dies, aged 88

One of the most important authors of post-war literature, Siegfried Lenz, has died aged 88 in Hamburg. His works were read by 25 million people worldwide and translated into over 20 languages.

Literature

Seiler: 'My book mirrors the downfall of the GDR'

Author Lutz Seiler has just bagged the 2014 German Book Prize for his debut novel "Kruso." In an interview, he tells DW what his book is all about: a friendship between two men at a special time in a special place.

Germany

'I would never have signed a confidentiality agreement'

Veteran German journalist Heribert Schwan has said he signed no confidentiality agreements before his interviews with former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, at the unveiling of his contentious book based on the old audio tapes.

Berlin

Berlin celebrates the anniversary of the fall of the Wall

In November, Germany's capital Berlin celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Visitors can look forward to a mix of history, musical events, culinary delight and magic moments.

East Germany

Ostalgia: Romanticizing the GDR

Twenty-five years after the Berlin wall came down, "Ostalgia," the longing for East German products like Spreewald gherkins and Halloren chocolate balls, is alive and well. And it's not just about childhood memories.