Bright glittery suits, plateau shoes, feather boas and crazy glasses: in the 1970s, Elton John was one of the most flashy characters in pop music. Decades later, he is married and the father of two sons.
French sculptor Camille Claudel was Auguste Rodin's lover - and spent her art career in his shadow. Nearly 75 years after her death, France is finally recognizing Claudel with a national museum.
Berlin has become the mecca of private art collectors, who choose to show their artworks to the public at unusual sites.
Two teenage girls fall into the clutches of radical Islamists: A new French movie takes a look at the real threat of Islamist radicalization in Western societies.
A song cycle and an enigmatic, unapproachable object of affections led to an outburst of productivity in the latter part of Ludwig van Beethoven's life - as the festival demonstrates in the coming season.
The theme for Beethovenfest Bonn 2017 is "Distant Love." The festival's director wants audience members to take a moment to reflect on their own feelings as they explore a more lyrical Beethoven.
US billionaire Thomas Kaplan owns the largest private Rembrandt collection in the world. His works are now on show at the Louvre, but are on their way around the world, where he says they'll tear down walls.
For the latest in DW's series on the best in German cinema, we pick the seven wonderful German performers - four actresses, three actors - who look poised to take their place on the international stage.
Members of the US "alt-right" appear to have developed a taste for British literary classics. But how do they think this will help the white nationalist cause?
A decade in the making, the bold, architecturally striking Museum of the Second World War finally opens in Gdańsk.
They were Germany's American-Irish Trapp family. Two parents and a slew of children traveled Europe in a VW bus, singing and performing, and eventually became famous. Now the Kelly Family is making a sold-out comeback.
Borko Vukosav says he was born in one country with two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, and six republics. Yugoslavia no longer exists, but its stories come to life in his images.
Mathias Énard's winning book is said to build bridges between Europe and the Middle East.
A donor conference in Paris commits 75 million dollars to protecting cultural heritage at risk from conflict.
As meat consumption skyrockets, two German writers and philosophers insist that animals and plants have feelings, too.
The tomb of Jesus, at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre Church, has been unveiled again after months of restoration work.
In the wake of the London attack, there was an outpouring of concern on social media, especially via the #Prayfor hashtag used also after the Paris, Nice, Brussels and Berlin terrorist attacks.
Golden Palms, an Oscar, Golden Globes, European and German film awards - few directors have been honored for their work as widely as Michael Haneke. The Austrian filmmaker, now 75, is a living legend.
Perfectionism, disinterest, extensions: There are many reasons why some buildings take longer than planned to get completed - sometimes even centuries. Here are five impressive examples.
A centenary exhibition in Paris' Grand Palais explores the broader legacy of French sculptor Auguste Rodin 100 years after his death.
Dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown, whose groundbreaking work blurred the line between dance and visual art, has died.
Two pieces by the Dutch legend have been unveiled anew at the Van Gogh museum. They were found six months ago in the villa of a suspected Italian drug lord.
Lithuania doesn't have dark crime novels like Scandinavia or Nobel Prize-winners like the Belarusians. But it's a country full of bookworms and a diverse history that's reflected in its books, writes DW's Inga Janiulytė.
Ukraine has barred Russia's Eurovision contestant from entering the country because she previously performed in Crimea. Relations between the neighbors have deteriorated since Moscow's 2014 annexation of the territory.
Will fugitive director Roman Polanski become a free man 40 years after pleading guilty to sex with a minor?
Self-mutilating Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky takes an "incalcuable" risk with his art. In this DW interview, he reveals how he was treated in prison and why a new film on him reveals "what is hidden."
Has our relationship with time evolved in time or have we merely reinvented the clock too many times?
Do you "spider" or "talk around the hot porridge"? In German, you can. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser asks bilingual colleague Michael Knigge to explain some of the best German idioms. (Watch for outtakes at the end.)
Did you know that devils eat flies and weeds never wilt? Test your knowledge of famous German proverbs.
Celebrate the first day of spring these these beautiful classic artworks that are bound to give winter a final shove.
We take a look back at the German cars that have achieved cult status over the years.
Subtle racism and where it comes from
Who would openly call themselves racist today? Still, racism echoes through even the seemingly most benign words. Literary scholar Susan Arndt has taken a closer look at how racism permeates language and society.
This and the following Concert Hours revolve around Prometheus, the Greek god who, according to legend, introduced fire to humanity. This hour we'll hear Beethoven's ballet music to "The Creatures of Prometheus."
This hour of music features Scriabin's "Prometheus, Poem of Fire" - and a peculiar but very listenable cantata that Sergei Prokofiev wrote for the 20th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
DW's special coverage of the Venice Biennale of Architecture
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
British popstar Elton John turns 70! German author Poppy J. Anderson thrills her readers with romantic novels and a Michelin-starred French chef does wonders with vegetables.
In this Arts.21 special edition we meet five young, plucky filmmakers from Pakistan, Iran, Mexico, China and Palestine. Their works break boundaries, and that takes courage.
KINO brings you this year's nominees for the German Film Prize, And we check out Raoul Peck's new biopic The Young Karl Marx. Plus, we laugh out loud to the debut film from Austrian comedian Josef Hader.
Star violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs in the stunning new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.
Samy Deluxe talks racism; Blank & Jones at Cologne Cathedral; and 5 South Africans at Wacken.
Personal assistants, personal spies, internet for India's rural areas and a world tour with Google.
In Berchtesgadener Land the Alps are at their most beautiful.
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