Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other nation in Europe—an estimated 750,000 this year alone—but a recent spurt of attacks against refugees have ignited a national debate.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bayreuth's annual opera festival is kicking off with a new production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde by the composer's great-granddaughter, festival director Katharina Wagner.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In Cost of Courage, Charles Kaiser tells the story of André Boulloches, de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, who was betrayed and survived three concentration camps.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Gideon Rachman is joined by Ferdinando Giugliano and Stefan Wagstyl to discuss the growing stand-off between Greece and its eurozone creditors as the language becomes more uncompromising on both sides. What would happen if Greece left the eurozone and are politicians prepared to contemplate such an outcome?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Robert Beachy talks about how the urban sexuality, experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin influenced our understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Straight lines form the core of our built environment. Building in straight lines makes predicting costs and calculating structural loads easier, since building materials come in linear units. Straight lines might be logical, predictable, and efficient, but they are also … Continue reading →
Monday, September 15, 2014
As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
If you're being held hostage by terrorists overseas and you're French or Spanish, there's a good chance your government will find a way to free you — by paying a ransom through indirect means. If you're American or British, your best bet is to try and escape — or hope for a daring military raid.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.