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Auctioning off the 'World Wide Web'

Internet history under the hammer: Sir Tim Berners-Lee's source code of the World Wide Web is being auctioned off as an NFT, as the market for digital art expands. Not so long ago, auction houses sold tangible objects only, for instance oil paintings. Today, art lovers can also bid on non-fungible tokens, ... Read full article »

Discarded David Bowie painting to set auction record

A rare painting by the legendary musician, found at a thrift store and initially bought for just a few dollars, is now selling for tens of thousands. David Bowie was an exceptional artist. Besides influencing generations of musicians, he created his own fashion aesthetic, acted — and painted. Between ... Read full article »

Britney Spears asks judge to end her conservatorship

The singer has told a court she wants her "life back" and asked for an end to the "abusive" control of her money and affairs. Pop icon Britney Spears formally requested on Wednesday that a judge end her father's control over her finances and personal life. The hearing was the first time that the ... Read full article »

This is the sports event you get excited about!

We wanted to know which sports event you get excited about. Currently, many soccer fans are watching the UEFA Euro 2020 taking place across Europe. Find out here if you’ve won a DW backpack with goodies. The UEFA Euro 2020 is currently in full swing across Europe and many soccer fans are passionately ... Read full article »

Music festivals 2021: To play or not to play?

Though infection rates are sinking, prospects for the events industry's reopening remain questionable. A few festivals are going ahead by using creative ideas. At first it seemed promising for the Wacken Open Air. Touted as perhaps the most famous heavy metal music festival in the world, it has been ... Read full article »

John Neumeier's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

The star choreographer presents his classic based on Shakespeare in a version that is more than just a ballet film. No other artist was as creative and productive during the COVID lockdown period as 82-year-old Hamburg star choreographer, John Neumeier. He and the dancers of the Hamburg Ballet took ... Read full article »

#FreeBritney: The key events in Britney Spears' case

On Wednesday, the pop star is set to make a highly anticipated court statement surrounding her father's control of her finances and personal life. Here's what we know so far. Britney Spears was only 16 years old when she released her debut single "…Baby One More Time" in 1998. It topped ... Read full article »

House of the Three Worlds: An artistic outlet for Nicaraguan youth

Once the meeting place of creative artists from Europe and Central America, the "Casa de los Tres Mundos" is now a cultural hothouse for Granada's youth. The Casa de los Tres Mundos — or the House of the Three Worlds — is one of the oldest and most magnificent mansions standing in the center ... Read full article »

Possible Dürer work draws art lovers to church

Painted on the back of a Gothic winged altar, it had remained largely hidden from view. Dürer art experts hope to authenticate the piece soon. Art lovers are descending on the town of Crailsheim in the south-western German state of Baden-Württemberg after speculation rose again about artwork possibly ... Read full article »

Oscars: Majority of Academy board now female

Through recent elections, there are, for the first time ever, more women than men on the governing board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As a result of its latest round of elections, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the body that directs ... Read full article »

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