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Keith Haring's private art collection auctioned for charity

With works by Andy Warhol and street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the sale is a Pop Art lover's dream come true. Sotheby's auction house is selling 140 works from the private collection of artist Keith Haring, including those from famous friends and pop art icons Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and ... Read full article »

Erich Maria Remarque: The long legacy of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

It is the epitome of the anti-war novel that has sold over 20 million copies. Yet on the 50th anniversary of Remarque's death, his political intentions remain unclear. Erich Maria Remarque's book is the portrait of a generation who euphorically left school to go out on the front, but who died in ... Read full article »

'We never sleep': Exhibition explores secret life of spies

Artists dive into the secret world of espionage in a new exhibition at Frankfurt's Shirn Kunsthalle. The spy profession started long before James Bond made it popular — and for good reason. Most would agree that the character of James Bond is the ultimate spy. The impeccably dressed British secret agent ... Read full article »

Renowned French singer Juliette Greco, 'the muse of existentialism,' has died

French singer, actress and poet Juliette Greco has died at the age of 93. A darling of the bohemian scene in Paris, she was friends with Jean-Paul Sartre and more than friends with Albert Camus and Miles Davis. French singer Juliette Greco died Wednesday, according to a statement released by her family. ... Read full article »

Actress Romy Schneider honored with Google Doodle

The German-French movie star passed away in the 1980s, but her memory lives on — now in the form of a Google illustration. There's much to celebrate about the late star. There are few film fans in Europe who haven't heard of Romy Schneider, a darling of European cinema from the 1950s until the '80s. ... Read full article »

Testing photo editing apps: "Effectshop for iOS"

If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful results, you need effective image editing tools. DW Digital tests the most popular apps. This week: "Effectshop". Effectshop is available as a free download for your iPhones and iPads. The app is produced by the Chinese application ... Read full article »

German cuisine: Does it exist and can you enjoy it?

Many countries around the world are famous for their versatile cuisines, but Germany isn't exactly one of them. What defines traditional "German" food? From Mexico to France and Vietnam, many countries around the world have made a name for their unique cuisines, becoming globally renowned for their exquisite ... Read full article »

'The Pianist': Władysław Szpilman mementos to be auctioned in Warsaw

The family of Holocaust-surviving composer and hero of the Oscar-winning film "The Pianist" will auction his storied silver pocket watch and Steinway grand piano, among other items. Władysław Szpilman's story is rare among Polish Jews who were marched into the Warsaw Ghetto. While his entire family ... Read full article »

Answer: this is the kind of tea you most like to drink! 

We wanted to hear what kind of tea you most like to drink. You can find out whether you've won a backpack in the exclusive DW design here. Tea is a phenomenon. It's said to have been discovered and cultivated by a Chinese emperor over 5,000 years ago and has since conquered the world's palates. ... Read full article »

The Bayreuth Festival to have a female conductor for the first time

After skipping a year due to COVID-19, Richard Wagner's festival announces a star-studded performance in 2021. Conductor Oksana Lyniv will take the podium. It's been a hectic year for the famous Bayreuth Festival. Like many other arts events in 2020, the famous festival founded by Richard Wagner ... Read full article »

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