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History

Million dollar question: What to do with Nazi art?

ImageThe discovery of the "Walking Horses" from Nazi sculptor Josef Thorak has raised the question of how to deal with the art and culture legacy of Nazi Germany.

Human Rights

Joan Baez, Ai Weiwei receive Amnesty International award in Berlin

Human rights meet culture in this year's Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Folk singer Joan Baez and dissident Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei are being honored for their contribution to human rights.

Culture

Chlorine concerts and butter books? TTIP tests Germany's cultural values

Are literature and live music just banal trade goods? Germany's creatives are concerned that TTIP will knock culture off its pedestal of protection. Here, culture is carefully shielded from the winds of the market.

'Islamic State'

Opinion: Delusions of grandeur, no creativity

The occupation of Palmyra by 'Islamic State' is a disaster both for the local population and the city's unique cultural heritage. Its foreseeable destruction has a clear aim, writes Anne Allmeling from Cairo.

Literature

'Charlie Hebdo' illustrator works through attack in new book

Caricaturist Luz has gone to hell and back. He survived the "Charlie Hebdo" attack and has worked through his grief in a new book, "Catharsis." It involves a vampire, but also sunshine and laughter.

Music

Why the wild West Berlin of the 80s drew music's best

If you think Berlin is sexy now, you should have been there in the 80s. Expat Mark Reeder tells DW about the "music, art and chaos" of the day, and how his new film captures it all.

Book Prize

Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai awarded Man Booker International prize

Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the Man Booker International prize, recognizing his global standing as an author of "deep imagination and complex passion."

Film

Grütters: German film poised for success abroad

Non-German audiences love German films about war and communism - but also comedies, Germany's culture minister tells DW. Monika Grütters shares her movie tips and explains why a women's quota in film isn't a good idea.

Photography

Görlitz: The resurrection of a tiny eastern German border town

Görlitz, a small city in Saxony, is well known for its unique architectural beauty. But this wasn't always the case. A new exhibition documents the city's dramatic transformation, and emergence as "Pensiopolis."

Music

'King of Blues' B.B. King dies at 89

Legendary Blues singer and guitarist B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at the age of 89, his attorney has confirmed. King, who was hospitalized last month for diabetes, had influenced a generation of rock musicians.

Film

Cannes: Who should win and why Germany is left out

What's it really like at one of those fancy Cannes receptions? DW film critic Hans Christoph von Bock put on his best suit and dove into the celebrity chaos. He also investigated why German film isn't getting noticed.

Music

Opera Gala (pt. 1 of 2)

Are good spirits an effective weapon against a worldwide epidemic? Operatic melodies can in fact reduce inhibitions - including those about contributing to a cause - as was demonstrated at a recent gala event in Bonn.

Music

Opera Gala (pt. 2 of 2)

Music for a good cause: in our last Concert Hour, you heard part of the fourth annual Festive Opera Gala for the German AIDS Foundation. This hour, the continuation.

Literature

Eternal child Pippi Longstocking turns 70

The world's best-known cheeky redhead is turning 70. Astrid Lindgren's creation, Pippi Longstocking, has been a role model for centuries, but how much longer will she survive?