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Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Blood on the goal posts

Tuesday 6 June, 2005

If the Netherlands team can be turned into a murderous commando of raging sadists, they might just win the World Cup, says Leon de Winter.
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An acrostic for Deutschland

Friday 2 June, 2006

The glories of the German football team bring out the poet in Robert Gernhardt. The only thing higher than his lofty lyricising are the chances of his team winning the World Cup.
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France's secret spherical weapon

Thursday, 1 June 2006

The facts are glaring us in the face, explains Herve Le Tellier, in the fourth part of our series in which writers outline their team's chances of World Cup victory. France cannot but win, even with Zidane on board.
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1966 revisted

Wednesday 31 May, 2006

In part three of our writers on the World Cup series, Andrew Anthony voices his convictions that England will do it again - and that, naturally, means a victorious showdown with the hosts.
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Flushing the toilet for Brazil

Tuesday 30 May, 2006

In the second part of our series of writers' speculations on their national team's chances of World Cup victory, Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro outlines the incredible complexities of rooting for a team like Brazil.
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Argentina's existentialist game

Monday 29 May, 2006

On the last days before the World Cup pandemic, eight writers eludicate on the why their respective countries will triumph.
Rodrigo Fresan of Argentina kicks off.
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Eggs in socks in hot springs

Wednesday 10 May, 2006

In the third and final part of Wolfram Siebeck's Iceland trip, the gourmand spends the weekend in the treeless wilderness of spitting geysers and hot springs that remind him of Recklinghausen.
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The salt of stupidity

Wednesday 26 April, 2006

Wolfram Siebeck sets out on the second leg of his Icelandic saga. This time, he samples local specialities like the pönnusteiktar gellur med ljüfri grádostasósu and finally gets the chance to dig his fork into some head aspic.
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World Cup countdown

Thursday 20 April, 2006

The FIFA World Cup is approaching lickety split and Germany, being Germany, is all set. Only two things remain to be done. Germans have to learn how to smile and their team has to learn how to kick left. By Moritz Rinke
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Sushi on ice

Wednesday 19 April, 2006

Germany's great gourmand Wolfram Siebeck goes North, travelling to Iceland at the coldest time of the year for a culinary adventure blending dream and reality.
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Placebos for the exotic

Thursday 30 March, 2006

Grit your teeth and head out for a night of guerilla clubbing in wind-chilled Berlin. But expect low-key rather than excess, ping-pong not stage diving. By Phuong Duong
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Not heaven, but not hell either

Thursday 22 December, 2005

Berlin's KaDeWe: The shop was called Kaufhaus des Westens (department store of the West) long before the "west" became an ideological category. It was a civilizational measuring stick. How much spending, how much luxury can a society tolerate? A search for the true German Christmas in Europe's most luxurious department store. By Roger Boyes
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Cosmos with chandeliers

Monday 29 August, 2005

"Goya" is coming. Architect Hans Kollhoff and restauranteur Peter Glückstein are behind Germany's biggest nightclub, set to open November 3. But what's it doing on Berlin's scruffy Nollendorfplatz? By Ursula März

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Siebeck's superstars

Friday 1 July, 2005

Wolfram Siebeck rounds off his culinary cruise through London's eating establishments, provoked by the Guardian's somewhat Anglocentric list of the world's fifty best restaurants.
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The ultimate yuckerie

Wednesday 22 June, 2005

Wolfram Siebeck is staying on in London to work his way further down the recent Guardian list of the world's "fifty best restaurants".
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