Culture

Author Salman Rushdie (photo: empics/picture-alliance)

Interview with Salman Rushdie

Kashmir, Paradise lost

Iraqi inmate subjected to torture in Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Controversy at Berlin's Biennale art show

Abu Ghraib torture photos in the spotlight

Noori & His Dorpa Band in the Sudan National Museum (photo: Yasir Elhassan)

Noori & His Dorpa Band's "Beja Power"

Defiant in the face of repression

Denmark: Opening event of the Flugt Museum (photo: picture-alliance)

Denmark's new "Flugt" Museum

Flight has a million faces

Jadd Hilal (photo: Lenos Verlag)

Jadd Hilal's debut novel

Women searching and yearning for home

Turkish author Hakan Gunday (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkish author Hakan Gunday's "Verlust"

The ghosts of the army

Screenshot of German-born director Cem Kaya (source: BR)

Cem Kaya on Turkish pop culture

As multi-faceted as Asia Minor

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: KEYSTONE/picture-alliance)

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

Tackling the tornado of history

A woman holds up an Israel flag while the painting by Indonesian artist Taring is mounted (photo: Sven Pförtner/dpa/picture-alliance)

Anti-Semitism at documenta15

"The documenta is in ruins"

Film poster "The Lady of Heaven" (source: imdb.com)

Cancelling "The Lady of Heaven"

Why the fuss over the Prophet's daughter?

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember

Music on a music stand during a rehearsal of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus (photo: Anja Koch)

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Building bridges with song

Sadly familiar with disasters: iftar meal in Aleppo, another city destroyed by Russian bombs, pictured in late April 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Khaled Khalifa’s “No One Prayed Over Their Graves”

The maelstrom of Aleppo

Author and editor Fatma Aydemir (photo: Sibylle Fendt)

Djinns, migration and racism

"You don't have to be Huseyin or Emine to understand"

Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab (photo: Blythe Thomas)

Arooj Aftab's "Vulture Prince"

Coping with pain in Urdu

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