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The hip HitlerA comic does hipster bashing with a mustache
The trend-conscious hipster with horn-rimmed glasses and skinny jeans is often targeted by comic artists. In "Hipster Hitler", Adolf Hitler becomes a hipster and discusses questions of style with Goebbels. By Dirk Schneider
At the height of the time"Skyfall" has what it takes to become a James Bond classic
The shaken, not stirred Martini, the technical gadgets with which 007 is equipped, the striking villains and the seductive Bond girls. All of this can also be found in the new 007 adventure "Skyfall". With "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes, by the way, an Oscar winner has taken the director's chair for the first time. By Jörg Albrecht
Last contemporary documents by Jimi HendrixA photo exhibition about the Love-And-Peace Festival in the Berlin gallery nhow
It was his last big appearance that Jimmy Hendrix had in 1970 on the Baltic island of Fehmarn at the "Love & Peace Festival". This year the musician would have turned 70. In Berlin you can see photos that the photographer Frauke Bergemann captured at the Love-And-Peace Festival. From Gesine Kühn
Deep yet hilariousCorso talk about the movie "Oh Boy"
Niko wanders through Berlin, aimlessly, without drive. He broke off his law studies, but his father, who is bursting with money, doesn't know. The film "Oh Boy" has already garnered great praise - and is now coming to the cinemas. Jan Ole Gerster and Tom Schilling in conversation with Fabian Elsäßer
Many varieties of technoBerlin Music Days start on Wednesday
At the Berlin Music Days - abbreviated as "BerMuDa" - there are four days in trendy clubs, parties, workshops, lectures and films - and at the end a big concert at Tempelhof Airport. By Oliver Kranz
"We really loved the record"The classic by Farin Urlaub and Bela B. "Drop out with the Barracudas"
Before founding Die Ärzte in 1982, Bela B. and Farin Urlaub were so impressed by the album "Drop out with the Barracudas" that they were tempted to become a surf band. From Winfried Hammelmann
Stylish answers to the throwaway societyHow to save clothes from the garbage can and transform them in an original way
More and more people are relying on the do-it-yourself principle. Because it is cheaper, protects the environment and produces highly individual pieces. The fashion journalist Henrietta Thompson shows how this works, including the innovative results, in her book "Make new from old". By Ruth Rach
Poet of the German comics sceneLudwiggalerie Oberhausen shows works by Ulf K.
His works often tell of little people in the big world. That also fits the character of the comic artist Ulf K., who especially feels at home in his hometown of Oberhausen. By Christian Möller
On the hunt for street artThe 64-year-old Berlin-based Angelika Bruer documents street art with a camera
She is a real connoisseur of graffiti and street art. The 64-year-old Angelika Bruer from Berlin documents fast-moving street art with her camera. She has now collected around 6000 photographs in her albums. And new ones are constantly being added. By Lukas Grasberger
Metaphor for today's lifeThe musician Donald Fagen in Corso conversation about his new solo album "Sunken Condos"
"Sunken Condos" could also be a "Steely Dan" album, if only because of Fagen's distinctive, cutting voice, but it swings a little more and leaves more space for Fagen to play on the electric piano. Donald Fagen in conversation with Christiane Rebmann
With irony and full of passionNew album by the British band Madness
Politics was and is unimportant for the band Madness in music. This also applies to her tenth studio album "Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da". Musically, the record is a mixture of 60s pop, Rummelpaltz romance, ska and sentimental melodies. By Kurt Gerland
Musical examination of the failed marriageNew album "O que deus devasta mas também cura" by Lucas Santtana
Santtana comes from the northeast of Brazil. He is one of the most famous sound inventors on the new Música Popular Brasileira scene that has emerged over the past ten years. He dedicated his new album to his ex-wife. By Camilla Hildebrandt
Nordic folk popWith "Silver Secrets" the singer Ingrid Lucas presents her second album
The Estonian-Swiss singer Ingrid Lukas regularly provokes comparisons with Björk. Others think of her more like Tori Amos or Regina Spektor. She accepts it with a shrug and describes her style as "Nordic-spherical", not entirely unironically. From Marina Schweizer
From the infant ward to the deathbedPurple Schulz speaks about his new album in the Corso conversation
After the break with a music major, it took the Cologne musician Purple Schulz 15 years to produce an album again. For this, Schulz claims the title "pop music for adults" for himself. With Fabian Elsäßer
Is what !?The satirical weekly review
One of them made one phone call too many and is now out of his job. The other took too much medication for years and is now losing his seven Tour victories. And in the German parliament? It will be tight, because there will soon be too few seats for too many MPs with and without additional income. From Stefan Reusch
Folk in the familyMartha Wainwright's new album "Come Home To Mama"
Martha Wainwright is the daughter of singer / songwriter Louden Wainwright III and Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle. Her fourth album "Come Home To Mama" was made shortly after her mother's death and is heavily influenced by this experience. By Dennis Kastrup
Obsessed with popThe artist Lutz Dammbeck writes about his path to art
Lutz Dammbeck is a painter, graphic artist and filmmaker. As a professor he teaches in Leipzig, where he was born and studied himself. Socialist realism has never interested him, pop and rock have inspired him. In "Obsessed by Pop" he describes his path to art. By Ulrich Biermann
"We have seen so much monkey theater"Corso talk with Thomas Weiser and Golo Sturm from the band Boppin'B
Boppin'B emerged from a school band in Aschaffenburg. Even 27 years later, they are still wearing Locke and are on the road on behalf of Rockabilly. They meet swing, punk and psychobilly. By Ulrich Biermann
When sweet melodies are sawed up by a guitar godWilco guitarist Nels Cline on deconstruction in music
It was certainly no coincidence that after various line-up changes in the early years, guitarist Nels Cline has been a permanent member of Wilco since 2004. The common denominator was and is: Breaking up song structures. Yesterday Wilco played in Cologne. Nels Cline in conversation with Anja Reinhardt
Night life versus night's sleepWarsaw hipster hotspots are struggling to survive
Berlin, the trendy metropolis, faces competition 600 kilometers further east: Warsaw is turning into a magnet for young hipsters from abroad and cosmopolitan, creative Poles. In the once dreary and gray capital, more and more alternative clubs and bars are opening up for the new generation - also to the annoyance of the old ones. By Adalbert Siniawski
Soundtrack for the unknown life filmThe new record by the Berlin musician Malakoff Kowalski
Sometimes life is like a movie. What is still missing is the right music. This is how the Berlin musician Malakoff Kowalski may have thought when he made his new album "Kill your Babies - Filmscore for an unknown picture". By Bettina Ritter
Mutation of a museum excursion into the 18th centuryNew films in the cinema
Detlev Buck filmed the story of the natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematics genius Carl Friedrich Gauß. Buck's adaptation of "The Measurement of the World" is coming to the cinemas in 3D, but it is not convincing, says our critic Hartwig Tegeler. By Hartwig Tegeler
More than Lara Croft and mountains of white musclesThe new political correctness in the digital gaming world
Computer game characters are often based on flat stereotypes. Women have unnaturally large breasts; men are white and muscled. So far, there are hardly any black or even homosexual protagonists in the gaming world. A fact that more and more gamers are now complaining about. From Christian Schiffer
The man for fine word games and weird thoughtsThe Bavarian comedian Peter Spielbauer in the Corso conversation about his new program "Yübiläüm"
His programs are called "However, allerdongs", "Das Flatte Blatt" or currently "Yübiläüm". Peter Spielbauer is one of the word acrobats among comedians. While many of his colleagues at the Cologne Comedy Festival prefer quick laughs and flat punchlines, Peter Spielbauer is more the man of fine puns. Peter Spielbauer in conversation with Andreas Main
German Comedy Award 2012Impressions from the Cologne award ceremony
The carnival city of Cologne is celebrating itself as the humor capital again these weeks. A total of 240 artists will be performing at the Cologne Comedy Festival until November 3rd - a festival that not only features comedy, but also poetry slams and classic cabaret. Fabian Elsässer in conversation with Marietta Schwarz
About rescued pigs and goats with prosthesesFilmmaker Jenny Brown runs a farm for abused animals in Woodstock
Jenny Brown lives in Woodstock. In the place that became the Mecca of the hippies in 1969, she runs the most famous sanctuary in the USA - the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Brown has given up her career as a documentary filmmaker for 200 caring-intensive animals. From Gesine Kühne
Juicy reckoning with the music of the last decadeSimon Reynolds book "Retromania"
Pop critic Simon Reynolds reckons with current recycling strategies and undisguised plagiarism. His thesis: Today musicians are so littered with a constantly available meta-archive of music data that they can no longer come up with something of their own. From Peter Backof
Got sobbing at BachMy classic: Sari from the Wise Guys about Johann Sebastian Bach
The classic by the singer Marc Sahr from the a cappella formation Wise Guys really comes from classical music: it honors Johann Sebastian Bach, whose compositions gave him access to classical music. From Marina Schweizer
Close to life and sometimes very toughCabaret artist Bruno Jonas presents his book "Bis zum Hals" in the Corso talk
The cabaret artist Bruno Jonas has been on stage for 40 years - also as a director and actor. He has the satirical show "Die Klugscheißer" on Bayerischer Rundfunk and a new book has been published by him. With Marietta Schwarz
A radical peace preacherThe New York political rapper Brother Ali and his provocations
Brother Ali is considered one of the most radical political rappers in the United States. On the cover of his new album "Mourning in America and dreaming in color", the 27-year-old kneels on the American flag and prays to Allah. The artist sees this as a conciliatory gesture. From Christian Lehner
Not child's playMany young game inventors hope to be discovered at the Essen game fair
At the game fair in Essen, which has now ended after four days, over 800 new products were presented. Some game inventors have already landed the big hit, many others are trying to bring their ideas to the publisher on site. From Nadine Lindner
Quirky paper mess on the masts and wallsJoab Nist on his blog "Notes of Berlin"
The best stories lie on the street or hang on lampposts - this was the experience of cultural scientist Joab Nist. Joab Nist is 29 and has been publishing notes on his blog “Notes of Berlin” for several years that are left all over the city. Joab Nist in conversation with Marietta Schwarz
The silent revolution of codesMercedes Bunz in a Corso conversation about the idea of how algorithms change our lives
Mercedes Bunz coined the term “urban bum” and thus triggered a discussion about the young creative class that moves from one internship to the next and can be financed by their parents. Mercedes Bunz in conversation with Marietta Schwarz
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