Nietzsche – alive and well in the age of Twitter | Germany | DW.DE | 26.12.2012

One of the latest Twitter phenomena is publishing posthumous tweets from famous personalities beyond the grave. So far, so good. But why exactly is the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche proving such a hit?

via Nietzsche – alive and well in the age of Twitter | Germany | DW.DE | 26.12.2012.


Scottish teens to cast symbolic vote | Europe | DW.DE | 25.10.2012

Scotland will cast its independence vote in 2014 and, for the first time, 16-year-olds will head to the polls. Though they’re unlikely to swing the vote, Europe will be listening closely to what they have to say.

via Scottish teens to cast symbolic vote | Europe | DW.DE | 25.10.2012.


Dial an opera singer | Music | DW.DE | 05.04.2012

In the mood for some opera but don’t want to dig out the tux? A Berlin-based performance project may have the answer. Just pick up the phone and dial.

“Hello? Hi, I would like to listen to Marilyn,” says Vincenza Benedettino, a 27-year-old artist’s assistant visiting Berlin, as she picks up a phone in Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) theater. Benedettino listens as a Marilyn Monroe song streams from the phone’s loudspeaker. Other curious people gather around, drawn by the tune as it wafts over to the bar.

They have become participants in the “Strangers in a Song” audio installation, in which professional opera singers perform for audience members in a rather unconventional way: over the telephone.

via Dial an opera singer | Music | DW.DE | 05.04.2012.


Famed bookseller George Whitman dies in Paris – Deutsche Welle

For decades, George Whitman operated one of Paris’ most cherished literary haunts: the Shakespeare and Company bookstore at 37 Rue de la Bucherie on the Left Bank. DW looks back at his captivating and dynamic life.

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Berlin hosts summit with Latin America, the ‘underestimated continent’ | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 24.11.2011

Germany’s economic and political relationship with Brazil has grown substantially over the past decade. As a fast emerging region, Brazil and Latin America deserve greater attention, Germany’s foreign minister tells DW.

The German Foreign Ministry has sponsored a conference in Berlin to increase cooperation between Germany and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Deutsche Welle spoke with Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the conference on Wednesday.

via Berlin hosts summit with Latin America, the ‘underestimated continent’ | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 24.11.2011.


‘I feel a kinship with the people patrolling in front of Wall Street’ | Transatlantic Voices | Deutsche Welle | 24.10.2011

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern explains why he wants to visit the Wall Street protestors and why Barack Obama will do better in a second term.

via ‘I feel a kinship with the people patrolling in front of Wall Street’ | Transatlantic Voices | Deutsche Welle | 24.10.2011.


New social media site helps strangers meet for dinner – Deutsche-Welle

A young British entrepreneur has launched a new website giving food lovers the chance to meet online and arrange culinary events for strangers. It’s a real-life take on the popular TV show ‘Come Dine With Me’.An idea made famous by the British TV show ‘Come Dine With Me’ has now gone online, allowing total strangers to host or attend dinner parties.

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