SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg

SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog The Striking New Face of Hamburg

Architect Jacques Herzog has designed dozens of buildings together with his partner Pierre de Meuron. But his most controversial project to date, the Elbphilharmonie, is about to open in Hamburg. SPIEGEL spoke with Herzog about what the building's importance to the city. Interview Conducted by Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Interview with Rafael Nadal: 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Interview with Rafael Nadal 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments and is still a force to be reckoned with. Recently, he opened a tennis academy to train the next generation of players. SPIEGEL spoke with him about the academy, the modern game and his plans for the future. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]


Short List for the Social Design Award: We Want to Know What You Think!

Short List for the Social Design Award We Want to Know What You Think!

With this year's Social Design Award, given out by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN, we sought out inspiring ideas for improving our streets. The submissions have now been narrowed down to a short list of the 10 best entries -- and now it's time for SPIEGEL ONLINE readers to vote for the one that will take home the audience prize. more...

Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

Interrail Journey Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

A quarter million young Europeans spent this summer rolling through the Continent on an Interrail ticket. Conversations with the travelers reveal a younger generation that understands the EU better than their elders might think. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


The Politics of Dress: Double Standards in the Headscarf Debate

The Politics of Dress Double Standards in the Headscarf Debate

When cultures clash, women's clothing is often at the center of the debate. While for Western women, the issue is how much skin they should be allowed to show, for Muslims the focus is on how much they must show. An Essay by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Faraway, So Close! Earth-Like Planet Discovered Orbiting Proxima Centauri

Faraway, So Close! Earth-Like Planet Discovered Orbiting Proxima Centauri

European astronomers have discovered an Earth-like planet that is orbiting Proxima Centauri, our nearest fixed star. It's possible it has water -- and, with it, life. By Olaf Stampf more... Comment ]


One Helluva Fella: The Horrifically Contemporary World of Hieronymus Bosch

One Helluva Fella The Horrifically Contemporary World of Hieronymus Bosch

Impaled heads and burning bodies: Hieronymus Bosch, the great Dutch painter whose images depicted the horrors and terror of the past, present and future, died 500 years ago. In the era of Abu Ghraib and Islamic State, his work feels as contemporary as ever. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Mathematician Ken Ono: 'You Will Never Succeed'

SPIEGEL Interview with Mathematician Ken Ono 'You Will Never Succeed'

Ken Ono is an award-winning mathematician who specializes in number theory. As a kid, his parents pushed him hard to be the best, and it almost drove him to ruin. He talked to SPIEGEL about young prodigies, suicide in Japanese culture and divine afflatus. more... Comment ]


Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone Addiction The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone apps are addictive -- by design. They take advantage of human weaknesses to ensure your constant attention. But there is another way. An Essay by Tristan Harris more... Comment ]