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23
OCT

Antje Rávik Strubel: Blue Woman

Antje Rávik Strubel's novel about power and powerlessness tells the story of a young woman from the Czech Republic who struggles to reclaim her life after being raped, weaving together various fates and narrative layers.
23
OCT

Norbert Gstrein: The Second Jacob

An actor wrestles with his past. A profound novel about a man trying to preserve a sense of agency over his life, which becomes even more complex in the midst of difficult questions like, what is guilt? And what is fate?
23
OCT

The German Book Prize Shortlist

Six candidates made it onto the shortlist for the coveted literary award. Their novels explore toxic masculinity, family, empowerment and identity. Who wrote the novel of the year?
23
OCT

Re:connect

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's most important meeting place for the book industry. It’s once again taking place in the real world after last year's event was held online due to the pandemic. But can organizers and visitors go back to normal?
18
SEP

Power - Up close and personal

Her photos of Angela Merkel are iconic. French photographer Laurence Chaperon has been portraying celebrities from politics and society for decades, looking behind the scenes of power - and combining aesthetics with political messages.
04
SEP

Musical World Tour: The Campus Project

Making music together across cultural boundaries: that’s the idea behind the youth exchange project Campus. On its 20th anniversary, young musicians from all over Europe are invited to participate in the Beethovenfest in Bonn.
21
AUG

Berlin's 'Tanz im August' festival

The thematic spectrum of 'Tanz im August' ranges from shamanic rituals to the African diaspora to anti-consumerism. The festival takes place in Berlin for the 33rd time — in some unusual places, with surprising performances and over 100 artists.
21
AUG

West-Eastern harmony

Arab and Israeli musicians have been playing together harmoniously in this orchestra since 1999, although their home countries are embroiled in a seemingly endless conflict: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as a guest at the Rheingau Music Festival.
26
JUN

2021 Pritzker Prize: Big comfort on a small budget

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal don’t tear things down. They restore buildings sustainably with surprisingly modest means, while meeting the needs of residents. Their socially and ecologically conscious work won them the 2021 Pritzer Prize.
05
JUN

Remembering Trauma and Patriotism

With Vietnam, war entered the living room via our televisions for the first time. The images ranged from real footage to propaganda. Films like "Coming Home" or "Born on the Fourth of July" depict the war's fallen heroes and traumatized veterans.
05
JUN

Role Clichés in War Films

Women are typically cast to play widows, mothers, wives, and nurses in this male-dominated film genre. But there are examples of other roles, and more women may soon be 'taking up arms' for Hollywood.
27
MAR

A master builder with a mission

Award-winning German architect Anna Heringer’s vision is to improve the world with architecture. She uses natural construction materials and is causing a worldwide sensation with her earthen buildings.

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