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World's most expensive photographer gives solo exhibition in Germany

ImageStunning geometric and full of hidden details, Andreas Gursky's photographic artworks also comment on the impact of capitalism and globalization. He's sold the priciest photo of all time, and is now giving a solo show.


Iran protests Rushdie invite to Frankfurt Book Fair: media

Iranian media say Tehran has written a letter to protest at the invitation of author Salman Rushdie as a guest speaker at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair. Iran issued a fatwa against the writer in 1989.


Henning Mankell: A crime writer who fought racism

Most famous for penning the adventures of Inspector Wallander, Henning Mankell had a passion for Africa, social justice and children's literature. He died on October 5, aged 67.


IS destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra

"Islamic State" militants have destroyed another monument in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The Arch of Triumph is one of the city's most recognizable sites.


Gaultier's Madonna corset comes to Munich

The enfant terrible of the fashion scene, Jean Paul Gaultier is known for sailor stripes, bare skin and gender games. His creations are now on show in Munich.


Spielberg's Berlin spy epic premieres in New York

Steven Spielberg's Cold War spy thriller "Bridge of Spies" has opened in New York to rave reviews. Starring Tom Hanks, the film tells of the near-nuclear fallout after the downing of a US spy plane over the Soviet Union.


After month-long concert marathon, Beethovenfest looks ahead to Beethoven Year 2020

As the Beethovenfest concludes a successful month-long marathon of top-notch concerts - director Nike Wagner's debut -, it also looks ahead to the Beethoven Year 2020.


Malala documentary opens in the US

In 2012 the Taliban attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai for her outspoken advocacy of women's education. "He Named me Malala," a documentary telling the Nobel Peace Prize winner's story, has opened in US cinemas.


Jürgen Habermas: 'Asylum is a human right'

What holds society together and what's our role in it? Philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor have been honored in the US for their work on these issues, and DW met up with Habermas.


Sarah's Music: The magic of chamber music

Discover the magic of classical chamber music with hornist Sarah Willis and cellist Sol Gabetta in this episode of Sarah's Music.


David Chipperfield: 6 thoughts on Berlin and architecture

David Chipperfield has shaped the face of the new Berlin. He told DW how he sees the city - and why architecture shouldn't be such a competitive sport.


In cinemas: The forgotten story of the lawyer who took on Germany's Nazi past

Fritz Bauer was a man with a cause: to bring Nazi Germany's war criminals to justice. The trouble was, in prosperous post-war Germany, his mission was not popular. Bauer's story is now in cinemas.

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Suburban songbook: What music tells us about Berlin neighborhoods

Musicians have played a major role in shaping Berlin's image - but do they know what they are singing about? DW's Elizabeth Grenier finds out what music can reveal about five neighborhoods in the city.

Generation 25

Why Mori gave up mainstream life and moved to the forest

He quit his studies, packed up his flat, and moved to the forest to protest. What Mori does is illegal, so he now goes by a pseudonym. Visit Mori in the forest.

Generation 25

Tinder: One German woman's search for love in a new city

New town, new love. Such was Franziska's hope when she moved to Giessen. But when things went wrong, she started using the Tinder dating app. Chat with Franziska.


Listen: Two fabulous musicians named Widmann at the Beethovenfest

Celebrated composer Jörg Widmann features in this audio stream, playing clarinet and delivering a murderously difficult piece for his violinist sister Carolin to play. She proves up to the task.


Heidelberg Spring (pt. 1 of 2)

Whether featured as a pianist or a composer, concerts by Turkish artist Fazil Say go to the gut, the nervous system and the heart. This hour we'll hear him as the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23.


Heidelberg Spring (pt. 2 of 2)

"Crisp, transparent and lively" are how critics describe the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra of New York - this hour with new music by Fazil Say conveying the spirit of Old Istanbul, and a symphony by Haydn.


Word of the Week: Blaumann

Never fear, the "blue man" is here. This German word isn't associated with a performance group, and isn't even a human.