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Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity
Franz Kafka. Photo: DPA

Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity

100 years ago, Franz Kafka published The Metamorphosis, now seen as one of the most significant works of 20th century German literature. The Local speaks to the academic who has reinterpreted it for a modern audience. READ  

Grand Budapest Hotel, Citizenfour take Oscars
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Citizenfour take Oscars

It seems that Germany lent a golden touch as two films, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Citizenfour, took home little golden statues at Sunday night's academy awards. READ  

Shoah experts welcome Anne Frank TV drama
Mala Emde, star of 'Meine Tochter Anne Frank'. Photo: DPA

Shoah experts welcome Anne Frank TV drama

As the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank approaches, TV network ARD unveils the first major German production of her famous story, to a warm welcome from specialists in the Holocaust victim's diaries. READ  

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Germany and the seven deadly sins

Germany and the seven deadly sins

Beer, chocolate, car keys! Lock them all away, say Germans, who more than half say they partake in Lent, the seven-week fasting period before Easter, but more for health rather than religious reasons. READ  

German reporter 'spy' arrested in Mozambique
A South African National Defense Force sodlier takes part in a training exercise as part of Operation Rhino in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's flagship national wildlife park on 19 July 2011

German reporter 'spy' arrested in Mozambique

Two journalists, a German and a Swede, were held briefly by police on Monday while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique. READ  

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim
Entitled to his title? Mithat Gedik after his competition win last summer. Photo: DPA

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim

The decision of Germany's largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion - hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar - came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended. READ  

Some very Denglisch Valentines
Photo: Colin Smith/Wikimedia. Valentine by Sabine Devins.

Some very Denglisch Valentines

Sometimes, one language alone just doesn't have the right words to express your feelings. Denglisch and The Local are here to help tell that special someone just how you feel. READ  

Berlinale
Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film
Wim Wenders with his Golden Bear award. Photo: DPA

Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film

Renowned director German Wim Wenders was presented with the Berlinale's Golden Bear for a lifetime of movie achievements on Thursday evening. READ  

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy
Photo: DPA

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

Alaaf! The Rhineland is in full Karneval swing, but not all the festivities were peaceful, as police were called to dozens of fights and pulled revellers out of the crowds on Thursday. READ  

'Top Gear' reportedly cruising to German TV
Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Photo: DPA

'Top Gear' reportedly cruising to German TV

British motoring TV show Top Gear has become a worldwide phenomenon with it unique blend of cars, humour and antics. Now there are reports that a German broadcaster will try to ape its success. READ  

One masterpiece, 10 days, and 98,000 Legos
Photo: YouTube/Joseph Kuhr

One masterpiece, 10 days, and 98,000 Legos

Duisburg student Mehdi Ghiassi builds phenomenal works of art at a frantic pace in his shuttered home. That's the only way he is assured a supplier's refund on the thousands of Lego bricks he uses. READ  

East-West spy drama to get American debut
Actor Jonas Nay stars in Deutschland 83 as Moritz (German) or Martin (English). Photo: DPA

East-West spy drama to get American debut

While "Deutschland 83" gets its permiere as a mini-series at Berlinale on Tuesday and Wednesday, it also makes entertainment history as being the first German series to be broadcast for American audiences. READ  

Berlinale
Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events
Christian Bale signs autographs in Berlin

Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events

PHOTO GALLERY: Berlinale continued its parade of stars in the German capital as celebrities debuted their new films in fancy suits and dresses over the weekend for the 65th Berlin Film Festival. READ  

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke
Hello Rieke! Photo: DPA

Berlin welcomes baby orang-utan Rieke

Rieke, Berlin's baby orang-utan with three dads met the press on Friday, as her keepers announced she has a new home in England. READ  

This Week in History
The German who built planes out of metal
A bust of Hugo Junckers in front of a Ju-52 aeroplane at the Hugo Junkers Museum in Dessau. Photo: DPA

The German who built planes out of metal

His name is most associated outside Germany with the Nazi air force that laid waste to European cities. But Hugo Junkers, scion of a wealthy landed family turned socialist pacifist, was one of the great engineers of his day who lost everything to Hitler's dictatorship. READ  

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