Saturday 22 - Friday 28 December, 2007

Writer Raoul Schrott reveals the secret about Homer. Gaudi's Sagrada Familia has as many enemies as ever. David Lynch has caused a scandal around the Devil's Mountain in Berlin. A recent study finds surprising similarities between German Muslims and German ultra-nationalists. Triest-based author Veit Heinichen says the next EU extension must include Croatia. And the NZZ looks at the Muslim art of celebrating wine.
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Saturday 15 - Friday 21 December

Vladimir Putin's contribution to Russian stability is a deceptive western construct says the SZ. Tehran has addressed the Holocaust in a TV series. Thomas Langhoff has stripped Schiller's "Wallenstein" to the bone. Belarus is suffering from lunacy in loneliness. Timothy Garton-Ash squeezes out an apology for calling Ayaan Hirsi Ali an enlightenment fundamentalist. And comedian Olli Dittrich has got the Germans down to a tee - in electronic goods outlets.
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Saturday 8 - Friday 14 December, 2007

Algerian writer Boualem Sansal opposes the regime, the Prophet and even Allah. Donald Tusk admits to a having a passion for Werner Herzog. Tariq Ramadan steers round a self-fulfilling prophecy. Faust, that washed-up entrepreneur from the former Communist Bloc, is everywhere in Eastern Germany nowadays. The SZ spits vitriol at the blogs and gay writers are taking on Poland at last.
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Saturday 1 - Friday 7 November, 2007

Signandsight.com gets a pat on the back from the NZZ for encouraging transnational debate. Pianist Andras Schiff campaigns for the Bösendorfer and its Viennese accent. The SZ is concerned about moral concerns about CO2 emissions. Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu explains why his country only has 35 cinemas. And the European Film Awards in Berlin would have been great if any of the prize winners had bothered to turn up.
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