Saturday 19 - Friday 25 April, 2008

The feuilletons voiced universal disapproval for artist Gregor Schneider's plan to have someone die live for art.The taz celebrates Alexander Kluge who is about to embark on filming "Das Kapital". Film directors Christian Petzold and Robert Thalheim ask why Germans have stopped going to arthouse cinemas. The FAZ looks at why the French still can't stomach Lovis Corinth. And Amos Oz criticises the skewed image of Israel in the German media.
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Saturday 12 - Friday 18 April, 2008

Writer and sinologist Tilman Spengler sees a Wilhelminian streak in the Chinese leadership. The FAZ admires the Trojan horsiness of Louise Bourgeois' work. Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky explains why the mere sight of a Bach score makes him feel castrated. The SZ mourns the loss of the communists in Italy. The FR dreams of a prostitute's skeleton. And novelist Cecile Wajsbrot feels a new French Revolution in the air.
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Saturday 5 - Friday 11 April, 2008

Beppe Grillo calls for an end to the order of Italian journalists. Zimbawean author Chenjerai Hove describes the plague of power-lust that has taken over his country while the elephant of ignorance looks on. The NZZ looks at why Putin's Duma refuses to recognise the Ukrainian famine as genocide. The FR documents an open letter from Chinese human rights activists Hu Jia and Teng Biao in the runup to the Olympics. And we find out why the "Train of Commemoration" won't be stopping in Berlin.
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Saturday 29 March - Friday 4 April

Serbian author Vladimir Arsenijevic talks about his country's aggressive denial of reality. Andre Glucksmann and Bernard-Henri Levy tell Nato to stop obsessing about Russia. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says there would be no problems in Tibet were it not for media censorship. And the hard-edged modernism of Berg's "Wozzeck" has been unleashed in Paris with unprecedented verve.
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