Culture

Aboud Saeed (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with the Syrian blogger Aboud Saeed

"When the regime lost its control, I lost my fear"

Laila Soliman (photo: Ruud Gielens)

Interview with the Egyptian theatre director Laila Soliman

Revolutions past and present

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

Galata Bridge, Istanbul, 1954 (photo: © Ara Güler)

Photography: Ara Güler retrospective

The man who photographed Istanbul

Israeli musician David Broza performs the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies on 29 May 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Album review: "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" by David Broza

"A combined effort of the mind, the heart and the soul"

Zeynep performs during the "Slamming für 2020" poetry workshop in Bonn (photo: Fabian Pianka)

International slam poetry workshop in Bonn

Building trust through slam poetry

Sumia Sukkar reads from her novel at a launch in an Oxfam shop (photo: Susannah Tarbush)

"The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War" by Sumia Sukkar

Translating sights, sounds and feelings into colour

Daniel Barenboim (photo: Santiago Perez)

Interview with Daniel Barenboim

"The world is suffering from a lack of leadership"

Anna Kuschnarowa (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Tim Brakemeier)

Book review: "Jihad Paradise" by Anna Kuschnarowa

Desires and temptations in a highly complex world

The Jewish cemetery in Egypt, located south of Cairo (photo: DW/W. El Attar)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim's "Diary of a Muslim Jew"

1

An engaging take on a complex theme

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

1

A "whodunit" without the "who"

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years

Simo Lagnawi (photo: Simo Lagnawi/Riverboat Records)

Album review: "The Gnawa Berber" by Simo Lagnawi

A wholehearted expression of devotion

The Iranian theatre director Amir Reza Kohestani (photo: Mani Lotfizadeh)

Interview with the Iranian theatre director Amir Reza Kohestani

1

"In Iran, art fills a void"

Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar (photo: DW)

Interview with Turkish composer Tolga Yayalar

Inspired by the sound of Gezi

Mercan Dede (photo: Agentur)

Mercan Dede's album "Dunya"

Earth as an acoustic notebook

The Egyptian theatre director Ahmed el-Attar (photo: Studio Emad Eddin Foundation (SEE)

Interview with the Egyptian theatre director Ahmed el-Attar

"Art changes thought in the long term"

Scene from the comic strip about Abu A and Abu B by Karl Sharro (source: karlremarks.com 2014)

Fighting Islamic State with satire and black humour

Terribly funny

Ramin Sadighi (photo: Hermes Records)

Interview with Ramin Sadighi from the Iranian music label Hermes Records

The fine line between what is permitted and what is not

Pages