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Meet the Germans live: Dating, elections and gender-neutral language

Rachel Stewart answered your questions in the latest Meet the Germans livestream. Catch up on the best bits here. Thank you to everyone who joined Rachel for the first Meet the Germans YouTube livestream of 2021. Below are a few of the highlights — and you can catch the whole video here. Where ... Read full article »

BTS rally youth to 'welcome change' at UN Assembly

The K-pop idols' "Permission to Dance" video, recorded in the General Assembly hall, racked up more than 10 million views on the UN’s YouTube channel. For seven minutes on September 20, 2021, up to a million people from around the world watched a livestream broadcast from the UN's YouTube channel. ... Read full article »

Humboldt Forum tackles colonial issue with new museums

As it opens its new ethnological museum, Berlin's Humboldt Forum reacts to criticism surrounding its handling of colonial history. Will critics approve? Even before opening, Berlin's Humboldt Forum has been embroiled in controversy for years. Beyond the public backlash related to its building costs ... Read full article »

Looted art: Mexico, Panama protest Munich house auction

Pre-Columbian artifacts are up for sale at an auction house in Munich, although Mexico claims to be the rightful owner of 74 pieces. Is this a case of stolen goods? Numerous Latin American countries have called to stop an auction of pre-Hispanic artifacts in Munich, saying there is no legal basis for ... Read full article »

Germans and their beloved bike paths

DW's John Marshall looks at the differences between bike culture in Germany and the USA, and why you should never walk on a German bike path. As a German-American born in Germany who later moved to the States for middle school, I often found myself at the intersection between two cultures. One of those ... Read full article »

Emmy Awards 2021: 'The Crown' and 'Ted Lasso' win top awards

Heartwarming comedy "Ted Lasso" and British royal drama "The Crown" scooped up the top honors at the 73rd Emmys. After going remote in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year's show was back with in-person glitz and glam. The biggest names in television once again gathered on the red carpet in Los Angeles ... Read full article »

Christo's dream: Wrapped Arc de Triomphe opens in Paris

With the protective barriers removed from around the famous arch, people can get up close to the transformed war memorial. A spectacular artwork wrapped around a monument was unveiled in Paris earlier this week — the 50-metre-high Arc de Triomphe wrapped in fabric, a long-held dream of late Bulgarian-born ... Read full article »

Documentary 'Sabaya' shows rescue of 'IS' sex slaves

Hogir Hirori's award-winning documentary portrays the struggles of activists determined to save Yazidi girls and women who were captured by the "Islamic State." Right at the beginning of the film Sabaya, the defeat of the "Islamic State" (IS) terror group in Syria is announced on the radio. ... Read full article »

Buena Vista Social Club album celebrates 25 years

In 1996, US musician Ry Cooder got Cuba's old musicians together for the legendary album "Buena Vista Social Club." Twenty-five years later, the album is getting a revamp. Picture Havana, in the 1990s: Waves break on the waterfront promenade, skirted by the old town famous for its morbid charm, crumbling ... Read full article »

Who is your favorite fashion model?

Twiggy was one of the most successful print models of the ‘60s. Supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Cindy Crawford dominated the ‘90s. And today, social media influencers are also celebrated as stars. The term "supermodel" is synonymous with the ‘90s, an era shaped ... Read full article »

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