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Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' still resonates 60 years on

Harper Lee's landmark novel is revered for embracing civil rights and racial justice in the US. But six decades later, has the Black Lives Matter movement made "Mockingbird" more relevant, or exposed its own racism? When Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird on July 11, 1960, its recounting of a ... Read full article »

Is Germany's largest cultural institution too big to work?

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs 15 museums, archives and research institutes. Experts argue that the umbrella organization has grown too cumbersome, however — and advise radical changes. It is one of the largest cultural organizations in the world: The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation ... Read full article »

New insights in the battle against misinformation

Philip Mai and Anatoliy Gruzd are at the forefront of global research on social media. On #mediadev, they discuss their research on misinformation, their new portal, COVID19MisInfo.org, and the future of fact-checking. In March 2020, Philip Mai and Anatoliy Gruzd launched COVID19MisInfo.org to respond ... Read full article »

Documentary reveals intimate portrait of The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood

He often stands in the shadows of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but guitarist Ronnie Wood is now the focus of a new documentary film by Mike Figgis. "Somebody Up There Likes Me" shows the man beyond the rock legend. After several months of closures related to the coronavirus pandemic, film theaters ... Read full article »

Fashion shows switch to online catwalk

During the coronavirus pandemic, admire the latest models of Chanel and Dior from the sofa. But is this the future of haute couture? The industry is skeptical. Fashion label and empire Chanel had planned wanted to present its current holiday collection on the sun-soaked Italian island of Capri — ... Read full article »

Germany's 16 states: Berlin

Berlin is many things: the German capital, seat of government and cultural metropolis. But above all Berlin is fascinating, a city that is constantly changing. Maybe that's why it's such a tourist hotspot. Berlin remains an attractive destination - except in COVID-19 times. In 2019, 14 million visitors ... Read full article »

Cancel culture war inflamed by letter on 'open debate' signed by J. K. Rowling

The publication of a letter in Harper's Magazine signed by 150 world-renowned academics, writers and artists to further free speech has amped up social media outrage after it was signed by "canceled" J. K. Rowling. An open letter signed by international writers that expresses support for the ongoing ... Read full article »

Meet the Germans live: Summer and vacations in Germany

Where do the Germans like to go on vacation? And how well do they know their barbecues? Meet the Germans host Rachel Stewart answered these questions and more during a summer-themed livestream on YouTube. Catch up here! Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the second live session of Meet the Germans ... Read full article »

Provocative and influential: Helmut Newton's fashion photography revolution

"The Bad and the Beautiful" is a new documentary about the legendary photographer Helmut Newton. DW talked to director Gero von Boehm about what made him controversial yet widely admired. The Bad and the Beautiful was a famous melodrama by Vincente Minelli from the 1950s. Starring Kirk Douglas and Lana ... Read full article »

COVID Travel Diaries: On tour in Germany in times of coronavirus

From July 7, DW journalists Emily Gordine and Olivera Zivkovic will embark on a two-week tour of Germany by camper. Take part virtually and find out more about the country during the coronavirus pandemic. The bags are packed, the itinerary is set — the adventure can begin. DW journalists Emily ... Read full article »

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