Behind the scenes: the other Italy

AIt was a sensation when the Manesse publishing house published a picture book in Italy last year that showed Italy without tourists. St. Mark’s Square in Venice with pigeons only? How is that possible? St. Peter’s Square in Rome without pilgrims? Hardly imaginable, but in the early morning the photographer Helmut Schlaiß had succeeded. The […]

Katja Riemann: Her biography in books

She was the most reliable accompaniment for many years with which you could go to German cinema. Because no matter what successful film you have seen since the 90s, whether “The Moving Man” by Sönke Wortmann, “Comedian Harmonists” by Joseph Vilsmaier or “Stadtgespräch” by Rainer Kaufmann, Katja Riemann played along, regardless of whether the thriller […]

Düzen Tekkal: “My Germany was a country of opportunities”

She has six sisters, four brothers and a career that Germans with and without an immigration background can only respect: Düzen Tekkal was born in 1978 in Hanover to Yazidi parents and went her way as a journalist and author. In 2015 she founded, an association that works with multi-religious and multi-ethnic projects for […]

Iconic: Henri Cartier-Bresson in Germany 1945

literature Germany in May 1945 What this picture reveals about the end of the war Status: 1:28 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Like on a stage: Iconic photo, taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson Source: Bahoe Books The Nazis lost, but they are still there. Some are exposed. The later Magnum photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson captured a […]

“The Asians are calling again”: Interview with Gerd Harry Lybke, gallery owner

Culture Gerd Harry Lybke “The Asians are calling again” As of: 3:46 p.m. | Reading time: 4 minutes Represents Neo Rauch: Gerd Harry Lybke The art dealer Gerd Harry Lybke has seen many upheavals with his galleries in Leipzig and Dresden. The new corona virus, however, also presents him with unforeseen challenges. A conversation about […]

Armin Nassehi on protest culture and her break in the time of Corona

WORLD: They were part of the Leopoldina Working Group, which recommends a gradual return to normal. Will normality ever be old or do we have to adjust to a “new normal”? Armin Nassehi: In the short term, “normality” will have an index. I am curious to see how long it will take until we no […]

Action scenes from world literature: Franz Kafka

literature Action scenes from world literature When Kafka got the Spanish flu Status: 10:37 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Franz Kafka (1883 to 1924) Source: Getty Images Prague, October 1918. When Kafka fell ill, he was still a subject of the Habsburg monarchy. When he goes outside the door after five weeks, he lives […]

Corona in Italy: We don’t know what normality is, but we want it back

literature Corona in Italy We don’t know what normality is, but we want it back Status: 05:32 a.m. | Reading time: 4 minutes Paolo Giordano, born in 1982, is a writer Credit: picture alliance / Photoshot Bestselling author Paolo Giordano wrote a diary about the Corona crisis in Italy: like all his compatriots, he has […]

Kurt Tucholsky & Co: Fake Quotes, The Plague of the Internet

literature Kurt Tucholsky & Co Fake quotes, the plague of the Internet As of: 5:09 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Source: WORLD infographic Everyone likes to have winged words and good sayings on all situations. But “fake quotes” have long been a plague of the Internet. Here, an expert explains how to find wrong […]