Category Archives: Culture

Berlin 24/7: Alternative living in Berlin

Whether it’s up in the air, in a construction container or on the water, Berliners are inventive when it comes to alternative – and affordable – living. People can learn from that, says columnist Gero Schliess. Continue reading

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Former US special envoy to North Korea: Free the three detained US citizens

The former US Special Envoy for North Korea charged with handling the Warmbier file tells DW he has "no idea" whether Pyongyang’s denial of torturing him is accurate. He also details what was unusual about the case. Continue reading

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PopXport – The German Music Magazine

This time: the return of electropop duo 2Raumwohnung, the latest feats by indie rockets Kraftklub, and an interview with German-Ghanian reggae charmer Frank Dellé. Continue reading

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Berlin 24/7: Berlin cross has city up in arms

A cross planned for the top of Berlin’s new Humboldt Forum has sparked controversy. DW’s Gero Schliess says the row is not just about religious differences, but gets to the heart of the country’s identity crisis. Continue reading

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‘Cultural sovereign’ Helmut Kohl built an unlikely legacy

Helmut Kohl initiated a large number of national artistic institutions that changed Germany’s cultural landscape. The government’s art expenditures trebled under Kohl’s 1982-1998 tenure as chancellor. Continue reading

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Berlin exhibition showcases US art in time of transatlantic turmoil

Works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper and other US abstract expressionists are on show at Berlin’s Barberini Museum. Despite current political tensions, the exhibition creates an artistic transatlantic bridge. Continue reading

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Why one of the last remaining Auschwitz survivors wrote a memoir decades later

"I haven’t achieved much in life," says Holocaust survivor Samuel Pivnik – which motivated him to share his horrific experience in Auschwitz with posterity. He tells DW about what he saw in the death camp. Continue reading

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Why the Russia probes don’t cripple Trump’s foreign policy

The steady drip of revelations about the multiple inquiries into the Trump campaign’s possible ties with Russia weaken the US and dominate world headlines. But that does not mean Washington is unable to act. Continue reading

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Mont Blanc cable car to reopen

A cable car whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded – suspended high over the French Alps – is to reopen on Thursday Continue reading

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Check-in – The Travel Guide | 27.05.2017

Check-in host Lukas Stege doesn’t join the gardeners at the IGA, the international horticultural exhibition in Berlin. He also tests the summer bobsleigh run on Kienberg hill. Continue reading

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