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East-West Story: The Parallel Lives of Two World-Class Dancers

East-West Story: The Parallel Lives of Two World-Class Dancers

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 28, 2015

Joy Womack is from California, Sergei Polunin from a poor city in Ukraine. One went East to pursue a career in ballet, the other West. For both, talent has proven to be a double-edged sword. By Samiha Shafy in Moscow more... Comment ]

Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2015

Photographer Michael von Hassel takes haunting photographs of Oktoberfest's cavernous beer tents once all of the millions of annual visitors have gone home. By Antje Blinda more... Comment ]


Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2015

As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

Head-On Collision: Photography Legends Test Drive Google Glass

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 20, 2015

Elliot Erwitt and Bruce Gilden are street photography legends who use Leica cameras and black and white film as their weapons of choice. When they meet Google Glass for the first time, it feels like a head-on collision between old masters and new technology. By Matthias Krug and Hilmar Schmundt more... Video | Comment ]


Bad Fit: Why Germany Doesn't Cut It in International Fashion

Bad Fit: Why Germany Doesn't Cut It in International Fashion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2014

Berlin Fashion Week is underway, but A-listers are keeping their distance. The event has failed to put the German capital on the clothing map. A closer look at the career trajectory of designer Kostas Murkudis provides some insight into the reasons why. By Mareike Nieberding more... Comment ]

Bach to the Future: Fans Want to Rebuild Composer's House

Bach to the Future: Fans Want to Rebuild Composer's House

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 03, 2014

In the city of Goethe and Schiller, classical music fans want another famous former resident to be honored in Weimar. They're seeking to rebuild the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed some of his most important works in the city. By Karoline Kuhla more... Comment ]


Literary Sensation: The Rise of a Danish Immigrant Poet

Literary Sensation: The Rise of a Danish Immigrant Poet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 14, 2014

Since his rise to fame, Islamists have threatened to kill 18-year-old Danish poet Yahya Hassan. They are angered by the portrayals in his writing of his immigrant family background, which he describes as backwards, hypocritical and blinded by religion. By Tobias Rapp more... Comment ]

Monuments Men: The Soldiers Who Saved Europe's Art from Hitler

Monuments Men: The Soldiers Who Saved Europe's Art from Hitler

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 05, 2013

The story of a special Allied unit dubbed the "Monuments Men" has inspired a Hollywood film set to premier early next year. But who were these men who saved countless European cultural treasures from being lost or destroyed by Nazi forces? By Yvonne Schymura more... Comment ]


Return of the B-Boy: Breakdancing Sees Global Resurgence

Return of the B-Boy: Breakdancing Sees Global Resurgence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Breakdancing, an artform invented by New York street gangs in the 1980s, is seeing a renaissance on a global scale. Today's battles may be big-budget spectacles with flashy acrobatics, but they still prize one thing above all else: style. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

Hooked on Tagging: When Graffiti Becomes a Dangerous Addiction

Hooked on Tagging: When Graffiti Becomes a Dangerous Addiction

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 03, 2013

Two young Hamburg graffiti artists recently suffered serious accidents in the space of just four days. Both sustained very severe injuries, a typical outcome in a risk-taking subculture in which some have paid for their passion with their lives. By Bruno Schrep more... Comment ]