Saturday 22 - Friday 28 May, 2010

Laszlo F. Földenyi joins Canetti is asking a thoroughly unfashionable question: What is man? Joachim Gauck, former commissioner of the Stasi archives, talks about fighting the system. Novelist Sibylle Lewitscharoff sinks her teeth into toothless literary criticism. The Tagesspiegel visits Andres Veiel on the set of his first feature film - about Gudrun Ensslin and Bernward Vesper. Hoo Nam Seelmann describes South Korean methods of crisis management. And the taz calculates the true price of the Ipad, which just might be a padded cell.
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Saturday 15 - Friday 21 May, 2010

Jürgen Habermas gives German political elites a sharp dressing-down. Former Israeli ambassador to Germany, Avi Primor, denies that anti-Semitism is on the rise. Memorial's Swetlana Gannuschkina reveals what is really under the uniforms of dead Chechen insurgents. At Cannes, the non-stop cheering in Adrej Ujica's montage "Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceaucescu" elicits murderous emotions. Two South African directors discuss the effects of apartheid on theatre audiences, 16 years after it ended. And decapitated heads go on show at the Musee D'Orsay.
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Saturday 8 - Friday 14 May, 2010

"Why are raindrops always trickling down the window? the taz asks new Turkish cinema with a sigh. Albert Speer dresses down the vanity of the UFO building, and those designed by Zaha Hadid in particular. Filmmaker Eva Munz describes a night in Bangkok on the verge of civil war. Italian writer and politician Fiamma Nirenstein discusses the origins of left-wing anti-Semitism. And an Albanian Autocephalous Orthodox bishop remembers the dangers of coloured egg shells under the Hoxha regime.
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Monday 3 - Friday 7 May, 2010

The new Documentation Center of the Topography of Terror museum on the site of the former SS headquarters in Berlin, meets with universal approval. The same cannot be said of the Holocaust Memorial five years on: Henryk Broder describes it as a ten-tonne exonteration. The public broadcaster ZDF has cancelled an interview with Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard - but is denying it. And the FAS has witnessed a miracle, in the form of Igor Levit on an out of tune piano in China.
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