Malcolm Young, a co-founder of the hard-rock band AC/DC, has died. For nearly four decades, the band has been one of the most popular in the world.
A new version of "I am" was chosen as 2017's Youth Word of the Year. Discover more expressions popularized by teens.
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.
From the floor of the Frankfurt stock exchange to the concert hall of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie — hundreds of thousands of Germans read aloud or listened to children's books to help develop a lifelong love of reading.
Music to please cows and revolutionaries alike: the principal conductor of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Dirk Kaftan, tells DW all about Ludwig van Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
The American filmmaker has been one of the most influential directors for over half a century, delivering some of film's greatest masterpieces. DW takes a look back at his career.
One hundred years after his death, the sculptor who took on the modern world continues to enthrall art lovers.
From billboard painter to pop art icon, James Rosenquist learned his trade high up above Times Square.
Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, an ambitious global exhibition titled "Bauhaus Imaginista" looks at its legacy.
The Italian painter's recently discovered portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," has sold for a record-breaking $450.3 million (€382 million). The artwork, which went missing for several years, was once traded for $60.
An exhibition at London's Design Museum is celebrating 70 years of Ferrari. The iconic car has also starred in different films and TV series: "Miami Vice" and "Magnum, P.I." just wouldn't be the same without it.
While wine-lovers uncork their newly released Beaujolais Nouveau on November 16, German wine expert Romana Echensperger discusses with DW the latest trends in wine.
London's Old Vic theater has received 20 testimonies alleging sexual harassment by actor Kevin Spacey.
Turkish authorities have banned the German LGBTI Film Days festival, citing public security concerns.
Cult chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh share the recipes behind their restaurants' most popular desserts in "Sweet."
Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards is a celebration of American literature recognizing some of the most talented writers in the US. The books of the 2017 award winners speak volumes about the country.
Beethoven died in 1827, so what does he have to do with the current climate talks? The answer lies in the "Beethoven Pastoral Project," inspired by the composer's "Pastoral Symphony."
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
DW asks Enoh Meyomesse of Cameroon, a former imprisoned author, what life is like after release.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated.
New addresses for gourmets visiting Germany: The country now counts 11 three-star establishments, with newcomer Atelier in Munich. Two vegetarian restaurants have also made it into the prestigious Michelin Guide.
From a raw meat hedgehog to mustard donuts, here are some of our favorite unusual German specialties.
Swiss director Milo Rau's portrayal of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been described as "the most ambitious political theater ever made." The project is now being released as a film.
The German fashion designer has criticized the "pastor's daughter" for opening Germany to "millions" of migrants. France's media regulator has launched a probe after he made the remarks on a popular French talk show.
Diplomats and environmentalists are fighting to save the world at climate talks in Bonn, but cinema has a head start.
Amazon has acquired global television rights to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" into a television series. The adaptation of the fantasy novels marks a new direction for the world's largest online retailer.
The Berlin-based rapper Megaloh and his producer Ghanaian Stallion refer to their African roots in their music. Germany's Goethe-Institut has organized a tour for them in East Africa.
She became renowned by criticizing the male-dominated art world with references to knitting and the kitchen in her works. Rosemarie Trockel, one of Germany's most renowned modern artists, now turns 65.
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV EMAs. Rock legends U2 were also honored.
Hundreds of people have marched against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, following weeks of allegations.
Triumph after triumph — that's Inarritu's career in a nutshell. He was presented with a special award for his groundbreaking virtual reality experience movie "Carne y Arena."
Agnes Varda, a highly unconventional director, received an Honorary Oscar in Los Angeles.
Canadian actor Donald Sutherland received the honorary Oscar at Academy Awards for his life's work.
As an alternative to GQ magazine's "Men of the Year," DW's culture department offers its own list of men who've had an impact.
On November 10, 1867, German classics by the likes of Goethe and Schiller became part of the public domain. Published as part of Reclam's "Universal Library," the books offered world literature at an affordable price.
Rosemarie Koczy's works are in the collections of the Guggenheim in New York and of Yad Vashem in Israel. She claimed to be a Jew and Holocaust survivor. Now historians say that her life story was forged.
Dance helped Eva Fahidi survive the Holocaust at the age 18. Now, decades later, the Hungarian activist keeps urging remembrance in an unconventional way. She performs in Austria on the anniversary of Kristallnacht.
It's been 50 years since the first issue of Rolling Stone was published in California. The legendary magazine captured the spirit of the time with its unique brand of music journalism, says founding editor Michael Lydon.
With three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap, Berlin reacts to the horrors of the war in Syria. But it's not for everyone.
Here are the top seven marvelous adaptations from renowned German-language books, according to DW's KINO team.
The Chinese artist's documentary on the world's flow of refugees has provoked mixed reactions.
As the days get shorter and colder, Germans have found ways to compensate with colorful and heartwarming activities.
Birthdays, jubilees or official visits — the queen is constantly showered with presents. But these?
Antoni Gaudí's most famous building is the Sagrada Familia. Now the first home he designed is being opened to visitors.
Are human beings morally authorized to do as they choose with animals? An exhibition in Hamburg addresses the question.
The sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein (and other men in show business) continues. DW has news, background and commentary on the subject.
German is one of the 10 most difficult languages in the world, according to UNESCO. But DW's new free online language course follows in the footsteps of newcomer Nico Gonzalez to make learning German a lot of fun.
Does Germany have a world-class cultural scene? We look at 10 popular myths about culture in Germany and see how they stand up to the facts. It's not an easy task in a place where culture is considered holy.
Find interviews, reports and more about the music festival in Beethoven's birth city.
In "Musica Maestra" Alondra de la Parra takes us on her musical journeys: on stage, backstage or during her free time.
Subtle racism and where it comes from.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
The new music in this program gives us an idea of the composer's internal hearing processes.
This hour, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony are guests at the Beethovenfest in Bonn.
Half German, half American – choreographer John Neumeier has revolutionized ballet and led his ensemble to world fame. Meet the man who has dedicated his life to dance.
A winning combination from Paris, lovingly restored vintage airplanes, the Swedish island of Öland, a Finnish symphony and a new Ötzi movie.
British-Caribbean recording artist Marlon Roudette shares the stage with German rock band Silly. Together they perform Roudette’s hit WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OUT. It’s a magical moment on Night Grooves.
Join Alondra de la Parra in Brisbane where she leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra!
DW charts Rammstein’s rise to international fame and takes you to the premiere of their new concert film.
KINO Favorites presents the "Superb 7": seven actors and actresses in Germans film who are poised for great things. We’re betting we’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more from them soon!
Online tips for raising kids, ground-level lights for phone users and Saint Petersburg’s White Nights.
An encounter with sea and sand, luxury and Frisian comforts.
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