?From the great beyond into the present? ? an interview with Jo Lendle

Hanser publisher Jo Lendle talks about gentle adjustments of languages and marketing strategies.... more more

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Saturday 24 - Friday 30 April, 2010

Mikhail Khordokovsky refuses to abandon hope for Medvedev and Putin. Lower Saxony's first Muslim minister Aygül Özkan might have failed to get the crucifix out of the classroom, but she should keep up the good work. Jörg Lau has only contempt for the preventative cowardliness of the western media in the Mohammed-in-a-bear-suit fiasco. At the Munich Music biennial, composer Tado Taborda shows why humans don't need to shout in the rain forest. And Kristof Schreuf's new album "Bourgeois With Guitar" returns the sheen to hackneyed pop classics.
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Saturday 17 - Friday 23 April, 2010

Memorial's Arseni Roginski talks about Katyn and Russia's distorted self-image. Olga Tokarczuk pens an essay on the "neurotic theatre of Catholic nationalism" in Poland. Islam expert Olivier Roy distances himself from the term "Islamophobia". In Google's stats of government censorship requests, Germany is currently standing proud in second place. And can we expect more from a 50-year-old Neo Rauch than an endless stream of pseudo-connections?
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Saturday 10 - Friday 16 April, 2010

If you think old age is peaceful, says the 87-year old writer Ilse Helbich, think again. The German reggae star Gentleman tells us to accept Jamaican homophobia: it's part of the culture. The Süddeutsche Zeitung rushes, cassock flapping, to the side of the Pope. Film director Rosa von Praunheim sends a love letter to the grave of his fellow filmmaker Werner Schroeter, whose talents even Fassbinder admired. Pawel Huelle is stunned by the apotheosis of Lech Kaczynski. And Peter Nadas blames the west for the success of the far-right in Hungary.
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Thursday 1 April - Friday 9 April, 2010

Lazlo F. Földenyi prepares for the shock of an 80 percent victory by the far-right and the populists in the Hungarian elections.  The sexologist Volkmar Sigusch explains that paedophile tendencies are no more curable than attraction to adult women. The author Thomas Hettche explains why he would never dream of starting a blog. Die Welt is cautiously optimistic about Putin's attendance of the Katyn memorial ceremony. And Japanese society is sagging at the prospect of longevity.
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