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Kraftwerk and the electronic revolution

As innovative as they are influential, Kraftwerk‘s contribution to the development of electronic music since their formation in 1970 remains unsurpassed. Having inspired everyone from Bowie to Coldplay, Siouxsie to Radiohead, this bizarre collective...

The story of Chicago House music

Your browser does not support iframes. TV One’s docuseries takes an ambitious approach to telling the larger story of this unheralded black musical genre from the South Side of Chicago and the man who...

Kölner Dom

Today, 20 years ago, the Cologne Cathedral was included in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Begun in 1248, the building of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not...

NRW bei nacht

Wer nachts im Landeanflug über Nordrhein-Westfalen fliegt, kennt diesen faszinierenden Ausblick: Über manchen Regionen schimmern nur vereinzelte Inseln in der Dunkelheit, andernorts erscheint die Landschaft als ein einziges Lichtermeer. Städte und Industrieanlagen strahlen in...

Berlin, July 1945 in color

The final chapter in the destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich began on April 16, 1945 when Stalin unleashed the brutal power of 20 armies, 6,300 tanks and 8,500 aircraft with the objective of crushing...

Jägermeister, Wolfenbüttel

Jägermeister was invented in the year 1934, but we must go back as far as 1870 in order to get the full vibrant story behind this unique flavoured liqueur. The company’s founder Wilhelm Mast moved to...

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Kraftwerk’s first concert

Dimitri Hegemann is the founder and operator of Berlin’s legendary techno club Tresor. Here he remembers Kraftwerk’s first concert, which he attended in 1970: When a friend recently sent me a YouTube link to...

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Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall represents one of Europe’s largest fortification efforts in recent history. Hitler ordered the construction of these immense fortifications in December 1941 to deter the Allies from invading Nazi-occupied Europe, but with...

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Bayer makes deal with GMO giant Monsanto

Bayer announced this month that it plans to purchase Monsanto, the controversial chemical corporation that has been sued around the world over its products and practices. Nowadays, Bayer has a more consumer-friendly corporate reputation,...