Nazis on the Roof of the World: A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

Nazis on the Roof of the World A Bizarre SS Expedition to Tibet

In 1938, an SS expedition led by German zoologist Ernst Schäfer trekked to Tibet, returning with priceless animal specimens. Many believe they had actually been sent to search for a lost Aryan race, but a new book argues that the truth is more complicated. By Matthias Schulz more... Comment ]

PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

PEDs on the Pitch The Lie of Drug-Free Football

It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]


Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi: 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was to be shown in Berlin in December, but Iranian officials declined permission to send the artworks out of the country. SPIEGEL spoke with former Empress Farah Pahlavi, who assembled the collection in the 1970s. She's been living in exile for 38 years. more... Comment ]

The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

The Fascism Test How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

Can Donald Trump be called a fascist? His political rhetoric makes it tempting to lump him into that category. That, though, wouldn't be helpful. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


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 ]