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K-pop: The wave of success that won't stop

K-pop has become South Korea's export hit, and the music has found a decent — and growing — fan base in Germany. What's the hype about? South Korea is one of the fastest-growing music markets in the world. The reason for this: K-pop. The international spread of the music genre earns the country several ... Read full article »

The boundary-defying music of Pakistan's first Grammy winner

This year, Arooj Aftab became the first Pakistani artist to win a Grammy for her rendition of a famous ghazal by the legendary Mehdi Hassan. She spoke to DW about the challenges she faced on her way. "I wanted to make music that I crave, that I hadn't really found, that I wanted to hear," ... Read full article »

Read Salman Rushdie to fight free speech attackers

With hate crimes like the attack on Salman Rushdie, those who target free speech want to intimidate and silence critics. But they seem to be achieving the exact opposite. Acts of terror and hate crimes, like the attack on the British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, aim to intimidate people and silence ... Read full article »

40 years of CDs : From listening pleasure to useless trash?

The once revolutionary technology of the compact disc is considered 'old school' today. DW's Silke Wünsch has experienced the rise and fall of the CD firsthand. It's 1985. We — budding sound engineers — are sitting in the classroom, listening spellbound to the sounds of "Friday Night ... Read full article »

'Das Boot' director Wolfgang Petersen dies at 81

The successful action director died at his home in Los Angeles after losing a battle with cancer, his assistant said. His World War II submarine epic "Das Boot" was a worldwide success Wolfgang Petersen, the German-born director who first wowed Hollywood with his World War II submarine epic "Das ... Read full article »

Academy apologizes to Native American actress for 1973 Oscars abuse

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to Native American actress Sacheen Littlefeather for the abuse she endured during 1973 Oscars ceremony. Almost 50 years after she was heckled on the Oscars stage for declining Marlon Brando's award on his behalf in protest at the film ... Read full article »

Nicholas Evans, author of 'The Horse Whisperer,' dead at 72

Nicholas Evans, author of the beloved novel "The Horse Whisperer," passed away suddenly last week, his agent said. Nicholas Evans, the British author of the novel "The Horse Whisperer," has died at 72, his literary agent announced on Monday. Evans died suddenly on Aug. 9 following a heart ... Read full article »

What the West gets wrong about India

To commemorate India's 75th Independence Day, DW's Seerat Chabba unpicks common stereotypes and tropes that she's come across in conversations and pop culture. Despite being home to 1.4 billion people, the average Indian — for much of the West — remains a dorky, bespectacled engineer who ... Read full article »

Salman Rushdie off ventilator a day after attack

"The Satanic Verses" author was stabbed multiple times during an event in rural New York. His attacker has entered a not-guilty plea at an arraignment. Author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk on Saturday, a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York ... Read full article »

Baseball's not for women — or is it?

The first women's baseball league had a rough start in the United States in the 1940s, as shown in a new Amazon Prime series, "A League of Their Own." In the fall of 1942, when most US American baseball players were fighting the Germans in World War II, there was a shortage of good players at home. And ... Read full article »

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