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France offers to loan Bayeux Tapestry to the UK

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:11
The work depicts the bloody conquest of England by the Normans in 1066. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked France ahead of talks with President Emmanuel Macron over migration controls between the two countries.

'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle': the long history of racism in advertising

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 04:56
A half-naked Asian woman is sprawled across a pizza box. A black man is whitewashed in the washing machine. H&M is not the only company to attract attention with racist ads.

Museums gain visibility through #MuseumSelfie day

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:34
On January 17, museums around the world are embracing the selfie as the #MuseumSelfie trend takes over social media.

Builders go on trial for Cologne city archive collapse

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:10
Nine years after the devastating collapse of Cologne's historic archive, five defendants are finally on trial. They face charges of negligent homicide and hazardous building practices.

Animals with funny names in German

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:59
In German, a flying dog is not a dog and a washing bear is not a bear. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser explores some of the cutest - and most curious - German animal names (with the help of some stuffed friends).

German Film Museum aims to boost international presence

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:05
Ellen M. Harrington, the new director of the German Film Museum and Institute, wants to acquire new collections and also send its own on tour around the world. She also plans to curate special exhibitions in the museum.

2 previously unknown Van Gogh drawings discovered

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:38
Two new works have been added to Vincent van Gogh's official oeuvre. The discovery of an unknown drawing by the Dutch painter has allowed the authentication of a second sketch.

German Cultural Council warns against AfD in culture committee

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:21
As the opposition, the Alternative for Germany is set to lead several parliamentary committees. But the German Cultural Council has warned allowing the far-right party to control culture would send a "fatal signal."

'Oh Happy Day' singer Edwin Hawkins dies at 74

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:32
Edwin Hawkins, best known for the hit "Oh Happy Day," has died in California. He was credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music.

High Five: 5 materials you probably didn't know are used to make clothes

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:57
From glasses made of vinyl to hats formed with chocolate — the fashion industry doesn't always settle for glass and cotton. Some designers prefer to work with material that isn't usually associated with the catwalk.

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies, aged 46

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:30
Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted Irish band The Cranberries, has died suddenly of unknown causes in London. The band rose to international fame in the 1990s for hits including "Zombie" and "Linger."

Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:16
German social media platforms are censoring legitimate content, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex Facebook" law encourages "overblocking."

Berlin's early Nazi concentration camp revisited by archaeologists

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:02
Archaeology can also focus on 20th century events. Professor Reinhard Bernbeck tells DW what can be learned from digs at the Columbia concentration camp, one of the first such institutions established by the Nazis.

'Alternative facts' wins 2017 German 'non-word of the year'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:11
The term, first used by US President Donald Trump's White House team, beat out other offensive terms like "babycaust." The "non-word of the year" aims to raise critical awareness and combat abuse of human dignity.

'Babycaust' most popular nominee for 2017 German 'non-word of the year'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:11
The "non-word of the year" aims to raise critical awareness and combat abuse of human dignity. The words making it onto the final list are offensive terms that were recently popularized.

French film star Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:10
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has issued her own open letter on the #MeToo movement against sexual assault. She directed an apology to victims, while defending her own claims to being a feminist.

Influential photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber accused of sexual misconduct

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:39
Famous fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of assaulting male models over a period of decades. Vogue publisher Conde Nast has said it is cutting ties with both men.

Bernhard Schlink's new novel 'Olga' revisits 20th-century Germany

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:49
German author Bernhard Schlink is best known for his international bestseller "The Reader." His new novel, "Olga," touches on Germany's history throughout the 20th century.

Largest Roman city gate north of the Alps finally dated

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:07
Archaeologists have determined the exact date of construction of the Porta Nigra in Trier — it was built 1,848 years ago. It's the oldest monument of its kind in Germany.

New film for Berlin's memorial to commemorate persecuted homosexuals

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:05
A film by Israeli multimedia artist Yael Bartana will replace the current loop video at the Berlin Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.