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Literature

Legal battles over use of Goebbels diaries

ImageThe English version of a Goebbels biography is due in May. The estate of Hitler's propaganda chief is suing Random House for using excerpts of the Nazi's journal. Should the heirs of a war criminal get royalties?

History

1945: Europe after the war

An exhibition at the German Historical Museum in Berlin asks: How did Europe deal with post-war life? The unfathomable ramifications of World War II are made real through personal accounts.

Literature

What are you reading on World Book Day?

April 23 is World Book Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO since 1995 to promote reading. Some of DW's culture editors celebrate by revealing some of their favorite recent reads. What are yours?

Film

German cinemas boycott 'Avengers'

While Captain America and Iron Man star in the film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has turned into a David and Goliath story in Germany. Small cinemas are boycotting the release because of Disney's growing demands.

Language

Who in the world wants to learn German?

German as a foreign language is booming in emerging countries like India or China. In Europe, it remains particularly attractive in Poland, but is imperiled in France. Find out where people are learning German and why.

Film

Star Hollywood director Robert Schwentke to return to Germany

Robert Schwentke is one of the busiest German filmmakers in Hollywood right now. But he's better known in the US than in his home country - where he's planning to film his next big project.

Literature

My Nobel Prize week with Günter Grass

All of Germany looked to Stockholm in December 1999 as Günter Grass received the Nobel Prize for Literature. DW reporter Stefan Dege recalls the monumental event.

Refugees

Writers call for better protection of refugees

Joseph Haslinger, president of the German P.E.N. center, criticizes the policies allowing thousands of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean. He tells DW about the political reactions to the writers' association's plea.

Photography

Wim Wenders: 'As a photographer, I'm a listener'

Making a movie is a group project. That's why filmmaker Wim Wenders appreciates the solitude of photography, he tells DW. His works are now on show at Dusseldorf's Kunstpalast.

Society

What is luxury? DW readers weigh in

By sheer definition, luxury is relative. DW readers show that what we perceive to be extravagant has a lot to do with our background. And perhaps it's not quite as elusive as we might think.

Music

Munich Philharmonic (pt. 1 of 2)

It's one of Germany's - and the world's - big-name orchestras, so it was only a matter of time until it would turn up on a Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: The Munich Philharmonic.

Music

Munich Philharmonic (pt. 2 of 2)

One of Germany's big-name orchestras this hour: the Munich Philharmonic. Under guest conductor Semyon Bychkov, they give a moving rendition of Dvorak's New World Symphony.