In Germany the christian church and its institutions are important players in the social work system. To get jobs in organisations like Caritas you don’t just need to have the right qualifications; you also need to be in the right church. Lara R. spent a year working in youth services for 'Diakonisches Werk'.
The former deputy editor of the German weekly news magazine Stern, Tyll Schönemann, did not shed too many tears about leaving Berlin in a rant he published on his website, entitled 'I've had it up to here'. In between barmen called 'Banane' and sightings of David Bowie or Quentin Tarantino, are we really talking about the same place?
Since they started off as a DJ collective, the guys from Nantes have been showing us what they can do with a turntable. In the space of one year they won all the silverware, from 'victoire de la musique' nominations to scooping the 'public choice' award at the 2013 European border breakers awards
You going to FMAC (Find Meet Attract Close) that HB (Hot Babe)? Never mind what newspapers and scientists say all the time – you can’t dismiss 'Pick Up' patter as anti-woman techniques which men can learn (for a fee). No, it’s all about increasing men’s self-awareness and helping them get on well with women says our author and 'PU' community member
12/12/12 is a morbid day in the run-up to the end of the world on 21 December; it is also the day when 'The Hobbit – an Unexpected Journey 'hits cinemas. Peter Jackson’s latest film based on the prequel of 'The Lord of the Rings', also by J.R.R. Tolkien, has apocalyptic threads running all the way through it
We all know the British band from parties or the radio. The music giants have been around since 1976, and brought out their latest album 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da' in late October. Though their 2009 album 'The Liberty of Norton Folgate', which invented ska-pop, was not a success, the 'rude boys' are not quitters
The American writer's debut novel, 'The Cyclist', has at long last been published in France some eleven years after its publication in an America still reeling after the 9/11 attacks. It’s a fictional account of terrorism viewed through the lens of cycling, love and homemade food
Alors que les pays du Nord rejettent férocement les emprunts communautaires de toutes sortes, un nouveau concept fait lentement son chemin. Celui d'une Union bancaire. Mais pour comprendre l'effet qu'aurait une telle union, il nous faut, une fois de plus, comparer le cas des États-Unis à celui de l'Europe. Voici donc la troisième partie de nos observations transatlantiques consacrée à la crise
It can only mean one thing when Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood vents his spleen at an empty chair in front of an audience of thousands, when Sesame Street’s Big Bird puts his foot down and refuses to be used as a political football, and when first-time voting for Obama is likened to losing your virginity. Showtime!
When we are confronted with illness, death or any other challenge that life throws at us, we all look to our own source of comfort. For some people that means religion, for others it’s music. Director Felix van Grœningen's fourth film is an exploration of both paths. The drama never becomes a melodrama, and aesthetics are to the fore in this feast for eyes and ears