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What makes Germany tick? A star psychologist reveals the state of the nation
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Bertolt Brecht: Poet, playwright — and womanizer
A new docudrama starring Tom Schilling revisits the life of Bertolt Brecht and how he became one of the most iconic playwrights of the 20th century. But in a #MeToo era, his style with women doesn't feel as noble. [ + ]

German museum goes ahead with Michael Jackson exhibition despite controversy
An exhibition of art focusing on Michael Jackson is opening in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle, amid fresh controversy over the singer's alleged abuse of children. The show's organizers say they want to open the debate. [ + ]

Michael Jackson sex abuse allegations: Boycotts are 'ludicrous,' says ethics professor
While an exhibition on Michael Jackson is set to open in Germany, a documentary on the pop icon's alleged abuse of young boys has renewed debate on how to consider his legacy. An ethics professor reacts. [ + ]

Why was the German comedy 'Head Full of Honey' a total flop?
"Honig im Kopf" was one of Germany's top box office hits. Til Schweiger directed a remake of his own film, but "Head Full of Honey" bombed in the US. As it's released in Germany, a film expert compares comedy traditions. [ + ]

Auschwitz Museum asks visitors not to balance on train tracks
The museum called on visitors to behave more respectfully after finding photos of people balancing on the tracks at the former Nazi death camp. "There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam," it said. [ + ]

Reading Matter? 100 German Must-Reads!
DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind. [ + ]

The Guinean exchange student who became a football star in a small East German town
Shown at Berlin's International Football Film Festival, "Pel
Masha Gessen depicts Russia's slide to totalitarianism under Putin
The Russian-American writer has won the 2019 Leipzig Book Fair Award for European Understanding for "The Future Is History." The book is a sharply tuned look at why democracy fell short in Russia after communism ended. [ + ]

Where persecuted writers find refuge
Syrian writer Rabab Haidar had to flee her homeland because she resisted President Assad. She has now found refuge at the Heinrich B
World's largest underwater restaurant opens in Norway
"Under" in Lindesnes is Europe's first and the world's largest underwater restaurant. Five meters under the sea at Norway's southern tip, diners can watch the marine life pass by as they eat. [ + ]

Jordan Peele's 'Us' explores the horror of doppelgangers
After conquering Hollywood with his directorial debut, "Get Out," Jordan Peele is back with "Us," a horror film with a middle-class African-American family in the center. It stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke. [ + ]

A quest for happiness on a North Sea island
No cars. No work. No internet. Could an auto-free island off Germany's North Sea coast hold the key to happiness? DW's Courtney Tenz tried it for a few weeks to see if there really is a "cure" for her modern ills. [ + ]

Words that came from the Nazis — and others that surprisingly didn't
Beyond the well-documented vocabulary of the Nazis' racist ideology, author Matthias Heine explores in his book other terms that also emerged during that era. Germany's popular "one-pot meal" is surprisingly among them. [ + ]

How Kent Nagano got a French accent
With the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on a farewell European tour, the star conductor explains to DW why his America no longer exists, why Quebec belongs to Europe and what he's looking forward to now. [ + ]

UK art world prepares for no-deal Brexit
With the March 29, 2019 deadline looming, art institutions and galleries across Britain are preparing for Brexit by shipping works to and from the European Union in advance. [ + ]

Leipzig Book Fair: Spotlight on 4 contemporary Czech novels
The Czech Republic is country of honor at the Leipzig Book Fair 2019, with some 130 events featuring 60 Czech authors. We met four and dip into their novels on everything from life in a wardrobe to taboo Czech history. [ + ]
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