Avicii's Journey: The Untimely Death of a Superstar

Avicii's Journey: The Untimely Death of a Superstar

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2019

Tim Bergling, alias Avicii, produced hits that became the soundtrack of the Instagram generation. At the age of 28, he took his own life. A year later, his family and friends look back. By Felix Hutt more... Comment ]

Our Lady: The Profound Lesson of the Notre Dame Fire

Our Lady: The Profound Lesson of the Notre Dame Fire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2019

As the flames shot out of the roof of Notre Dame de Paris on Monday evening, a global community of concern quickly formed. It shows that the idea of cultural heritage is much more than just a UNESCO list. By Ullrich Fichtner more...


Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2018

Housing shortages have become a serious issue in many German cities, where there is a shortfall around 2 million affordable apartments. A new study shows that the problem is hitting low-earners hard. By Markus Dettmer and Hannah Knuth more... Comment ]

John Grisham Interview: 'I'm Not Worried about Trump'

John Grisham Interview: 'I'm Not Worried about Trump'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2016

John Grisham's legal thrillers, filled with depravity, injustice and prejudice, are microcosms of America. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses the US election, the Trump phenomenon and why he believes Hillary Clinton will prevail. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]


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 ]


Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was finally given his passport back and immediately left the country to join his family in Germany. But he is unsettled by his newfound freedom and he is searching for a new role. SPIEGEL caught up with him in Munich. By Bernhard Zand 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 ]

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 04, 2015

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about the new Fondazione Prada museum he designed in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]