Arts.21: The Cultural Magazine
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Discover culture. Germany is becoming a crossroads for the creative scene of the 21st century. The world is watching to see what's taking shape in Berlin and beyond.
|1||CleanVideoSalman Rushdie: Words are his weapon||Ever since "The Satanic Verses" was published in 1988, writer Salman Rushdie's life has been under threat from religious fanatics. In the wake of the Paris attacks, we talk to him about freedom of speech and the fight against IS.||11/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoArt of Freedom: Homophobia in Uganda||Homosexuals living openly in Uganda face discrimination, torture and murder. They're mocked daily by the media and harassed by the state. Now some artists are fighting back. Arts.21 meets them for our Art of Freedom series.||10/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoArchitecture Prize - Sustainable and Visionary||Famous for its synthesis of color and use of fluid curvilinear forms, Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton is the winner of this year’s German prize for Architecture.||10/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoGuests of Honor: Indonesia||Since the fall of President Suharto's New Order regime, Indonesia has emerged as the world’s third-largest democracy. It’s also home to the world’s largest Muslim population. Arts.21 visited the country and talked to some of its leading writers.||10/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThe Year’s Best Novel||Frank Witzel won this year’s German Book Prize with "The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969": The jury called it "a hybrid compendium of pop, politics and paranoia." Arts.21 talks to the author.||10/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoGerman Book Prize shortlist||From romantic heartache and the plight of refugees to greedy bankers and leftwing extremists - 6 writers are in the running for this year’s German Book Prize. We look at the nominees and how the shortlist reflects our times.||10/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoArts.21: Special: Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm The Value of the Book in the Digital Age||A storm is raging around the book, the Internet and the way we think. What value does the physical book have in the digital age? A transatlantic journey, with stops in Seattle, Mainz, LA, Weimar and New York. What value does the physical book have in this digital Age? Books have long been synonymous with knowledge. But in an era of computers and e-readers, physical books are in decline. Online retailers are replacing bookshops and putting publishers under pressure. What value do physical books still have? Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier, media expert Jeff Jarvis, big data expert Yvonne Hofstetter and authors Daniel Suarez and Marc Elsberg on the future of books in the digital age.||6/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|