Culture

German museum celebrates ancient Etruscan culture as innovation force - 12/16/2017

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (dpa)- A German museum unveiled on Wednesday a new exhibition celebrating the role of Italy's ancient and rich Etruscan culture as a force for innovation. "The Etruscans - World...

'You feel really proud': Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors - 11/11/2017

Abu Dhabi - Guests from far and wide queued in front of the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saturday, waiting to be among the first visitors to one of the most highly anticipated museum openings in years.  ...

Auschwitz trial tapes and papyrus edict awarded heritage status - 10/30/2017

Darmstadt, Germany - Files and recorded tapes from the first of a number of Auschwitz trials in Frankfurt in the 1960s were awarded special heritage by UNESCO on Monday as part of its "Memory of the...

Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize - 10/18/2017

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned...

Margaret Atwood honoured with German literary prize in Frankfurt - 10/15/2017

Frankfurt - Canadian author and activist Margaret Atwood, known for the best-selling novel "The Handmaid's Tale," was honoured Sunday with the Frankfurt Book Fair's acclaimed Peace Prize of the...

Criticism as Iran picks anti-war film directed by woman for Oscars - 10/09/2017

Iran is for the first time sending a film directed by a woman to the Oscars, seeking to repeat recent successes in the foreign language category. But Narges Abyar's nomination for "Nafas" has been...

Human skulls from Africa investigated by international team in Berlin - 10/08/2017

BERLIN (dpa)- A major investigation into the origin of more than 1,100 human skulls brought to Germany from Africa has begun, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation announced Thursday. The exact...

Ishiguro wins Literature Nobel for works of 'great emotional force' - 10/05/2017

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson and Ella Joyner (dpa) - British author Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for works that uncover "the abyss beneath our illusory sense of...

Speculation abounds ahead of annual Nobel Prize announcements - 09/28/2017

STOCKHOLM, Lennart Simonsson (dpa) Potential winners of the 2017 Nobel Prizes include a team of researchers involved in the discovery of gravitational waves, while the negotiators behind the 2015...

Bill Clinton's upcoming novel gets TV deal - 09/25/2017

LOS ANGELES (dpa)- Former US president Bill Clinton's first novel, "The President is Missing," will be turned into a Showtime TV series, the premium cable network announced on Friday. The upcoming...
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