Saturday 24 - Friday 30 July, 2010

Applause thunders in for the rats of Lohegrin, Klaus Maria Brandauer as Oedipus in Colonus, and Wolfgang Rihm's constructive irony. lovegermanbooks loved the German independent book fair. Liv Ullman remembers an historic meeting - between Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen - that was shrouded in silence and punctuated by meatballs. It was not booze and drugs and thumping music that killed the Love Parade, writes the NZZ in its obituary. And how many phone calls does it take to shut down an Iranian newspaper?
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Saturday 17 - Friday 23 July, 2010

Nothing is more expensive than yesterday's papers: Telepolis explains what Brazil would do to a Springer Verlag that tried to charge 27,000 Euros to read the Vossische Zeitung from 1934. Alice Schwarzer takes the Left to task for defending the burqa. The city of Weimar is not letting a little thing like the Holocaust get in the way of its friendship with Iran. The SZ prays for the worn-out souls of 21st century office workers. And the taz frolics in the dirt of Bonaparte's farting electro beats.
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Saturday 10 - Friday 16 July, 2010

Fifteen years after Srebrenica, Germanist Jürgen Brokoff says you cannot separate politics and poetry in Peter Handke. The sentence handed out to the Russian curators Andrey Erofeev and Juri Samodurov is lenient only on the surface, the papers say. The SZ passes on some painful advice from Fritz Teufel, the comedy '68er who died on July 6. Publisher Klaus Wagenbach explains the "heart clause" and when it kicks in. And the integration miracle of Marxloh is now attracting international therapy tourists.
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Saturday 3 - Friday 9 July, 2010

David Grossman calls on Israel to offer Hamas a ceasefire. Kent Nagano has handed in his resignation at the Bavarian State Opera, due to bad blood between him and a man who eats intrigues for breakfast. John Bock has transformed Berlin's Temporary Kunsthalle into a FischGrätenMelkStand full of burnt pizzas and black soup. The NZZ raves about Christoph Marthaler's "Papperlapapp" at the Papal Palace in Avignon. And Prague is haemorrhaging artworks to London, Paris and Vienna.
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Saturday 26 June - Friday 2 July, 2010

The former publisher of Peter Wawerzinek, this year's Ingeborg Bachmann prizewinner, celebrates the comeback of the wandering bard. Micha Brumlik explains the German dilemma in all things Israel-related. Peter Demetz rediscovers the writer H.G. Adler. The SZ is worried about Munich's museums where the cobwebs are multiplying. The Voodoo priest Max Beauvoir talks about bad vibrations in Haiti. Video artist Shrin Neshat discusses her first feature film, "Women Without Men".
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