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Arts & Letters Daily is a web portal owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It features links to a diverse array of high quality news stories, features and reviews from throughout the online Anglosphere. In this, it has some of the characteristics of a weblog. Access is free, and it receives more than 2.5 million page views per month.

ArtsJournal is a weekday digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal combs through more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.

openDemocracy is the leading independent website on global current affairs - free to read, free to participate, free to the world. openDemocracy offers stimulating, critical analysis, promotes dialogue and debate on issues of global importance and links citizens from around the world. openDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. openDemocracy aims to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard.

Three Quarks Daily
a filter blog that presents interesting items from around the web on a daily basis, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, and anything else they deem inherently fascinating.

The Little Magazine is a Delhi-based print magazine devoted to essays, fiction, poetry, art and criticism. The magazine was conceived as a dialogue — a platform which would carry important work in the world languages along with the best of contemporary writing in the South Asian languages. It is not India-specific and addresses a community which is more easily defined in terms of mindspace rather than in purely geographical terms.
, also known as The Iranian and The Iranian Times, is an online English language magazine. Founded in July 1995 by enterpreneur and journalist Jahanshah Javid, has the largest online following among Iranians residing in North America, with more than 660,000 unique visitors and nearly 6 million page views per month.

Political Theory Daily Review is a portal weblog on political theory and philosophy, updated every weekday. Political Theory Daily Review links to articles and essays that can be read free of charge and that are relevant to the field of political theory, broadly conceived to cover a wide range of subjects, perspectives, and methodologies.

Buero Kopernikus Texts, projects, materials on German-Polish cultural exchange 2004–2006. Online documentation of 22 projects, jointly developed by artists and art professionals from Germany and Poland. Topics range from the German traces in Gdansk, the Euroregions Pomerania and Baltic, post-industrial Upper Silesia to feminism in Poland. Buero Kopernikus is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation., created in the year 2001, is managed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (AMI) - a government cultural institution. One of AMI's missions is to promote Polish culture throughout the world, in particular by compiling and updating an integrated system of information about Polish culture and disseminating this information.

HUNLIT is a multilingual database of the Hungarian Book Foundation.

Czech Literature Portal promotes Czech literature abroad. It brings information on happenings in Czech literature, the authors of the younger (and youngest) generation; The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

Democratiya is a free bi-monthly online review of books. Democratiya aims to contribute to a renewal of the politics of democratic radicalism by providing a forum for serious analysis and debate.

Anglofritz is the website of the novelist Christy Leonardo, the actor and filmmaker Ben Knight and the musician Clarsonimus. Anglofritz is "building bridges between anglo and fritz" and "serving you the transcontinental Zeitgeist".

Reset Dialogues on Civilizations recognizes the value of cultural differences, are the promotion of dialogue in the world. It promotes the culture of freedom, human rights, and the rule of law, as well as the reduction of tensions that might arise from cultural differences.


Useful websites

Projekt Gutenberg
- A free online literary archive.
- English-German online dictionary.
Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm
- Grimm's German dictionary online.
lyrikline - A huge online archive containing audible poems and background information about the authors in five languages.
Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog - A meta-search engine with access to over 75 million books and magazines, and user interfaces in German, English and Spanish.
Goethe-Institut - The official German cultural institute with offices in many countries worldwide.
culturebase - An online information source on contemporary international artists from all fields.
kunstaspekte- A German site with links to international exhibitions in museums, galleries and project spaces, art prizes and contemporary discussion on art.
- Translates articles from important European cultural magazines into several languages.

A large collection of German cultural links can be found here.
All German universities and colleges are linked here.

Berliner Zeitung
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
Frankfurter Rundschau (FR)
Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)
die tageszeitung (taz)
Der Tagesspiegel
Die Welt
Die Zeit (weekly newspaper)
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ, Switzerland)
Der Standard (Austria)
Die Presse (Austria)


Frankfurter Buchmesse
- The world's largest trade fair for books, multimedia and communications.
Leipziger Buchmesse - Germany's second biggest book fair.

A large link list of German publishers can be found here.


Berliner Ensemble
Deutsches Theater

Gorki Theater




Schauspielhaus Bochum
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Theater Freiburg
Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg
Thalia Theater (Hamburg)
Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel
Münchner Kammerspiele
Staatstheater Stuttgart

Austria and Switzerland
Burgtheater (Vienna)
Schauspielhaus Salzburg
Schauspielhaus Zürich
Theater Basel

Operas and classical concert halls

Deutsche Oper

Komische Oper

Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Konzerthaus Berlin

Bayreuther Festspiele
Semperoper (Dresden)
Oper Frankfurt
Hamburgische Staatsoper
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich)
Staatsoper Stuttgart

Austria and Switzerland
Salzburger Festspiele
Wiener Staatsoper

Wiener Philharmoniker
Opernhaus Zürich
Tonhalle Zürich

Classical art museums


Alte Nationalgalerie
Altes Museum

Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Dresen)
Städelmuseum Frankfurt
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Schloß Wilhelmshöhe (Kassel)
Alte Pinakothek (Munich)
Neue Pinakothek (Munich)
Staatliches Museum Schwerin
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Austria and Switzerland
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Vienna)
Kunsthaus Zürich

Contemporary art museums

Hamburger Bahnhof

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Museum Berggruen
Neue Nationalgalerie

Museum Ludwig (Cologne)
Bauhaus Dessau
Kunstsammlung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Folkwang Museum (Essen)
MMK (Frankfurt)
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Deichtorhallen Hamburg
ZKM (Karlsruhe)
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
Haus der Kunst (Munich)
Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich)

Documenta (Kassel)

More German museums are linked here.

Austria and Switzerland
Kunsthaus Graz
Kunsthalle Wien
MAK (Vienna)
Fondation Beyeler (Basel)
Kunstmuseum Basel
Schaulager (Basel)
Kunsthaus Zürich

German cinema
Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek (Friends of the German Film Archive) - A non-profit organization which runs the Berlin cinema Arsenal and organizes the Internationale Forum des Jungen Films (International Forum of New Cinema) during the Berlinale festival.
German Films Service + Marketing - The national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide. - The central platform for information about German film.

Film festivals
Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)
Internationale Hofer Filmtage
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis (Saarbrücken)
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

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