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The Marvel-Industrial Complex

“Pity the land without heroes!”<p>“No, pity the land that needs them.” —Bertolt Brecht, <i>Galileo</i><p><b>—</b><p>As inconceivable as it seems, 2008’s <i>Iron Man</i> was, at the …

„Loslegen, statt verzagen“ – fünf Statements

Gibt es so etwas wie eine „deutsche Netzkultur“ und wenn ja, was sind ihre Eigenschaften? Welche Rolle könnte sie für das Internet der Zukunft …

Netzkultur

Ingredients of a Better City: How Arts Play Their Part

A soft-power approach to hard economic and social problems<p>Last week John Tierney reported on the ambitious effort that the generally thriving city of Columbus, Ohio, is undertaking to remake its long-depressed Franklinton neighborhood. That's one of Jessica Phelps's powerful photographs of …

Readers Are Liars: The 1928 Study That Predicted the Future of News

Frivolous entertainment is taking over news, readers don't know what they want, and native ads really work—just as George Gallup predicted, nearly nine decades ago.<p>It's a simple enough question: <i>What do you read all day long?</i><p>For hundreds of years, it was also an utter mystery to the publishing …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

Not Your Mother's Library

How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century<p>The Columbus Metropolitan Library recently asked its Facebook followers to give them ten words: five to describe the library of their youth and five to describe the library of the future, 20 years from now. Here are the word …

A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls

Since ancient times, men have been getting it on with synthetic women. Is this just fancy masturbation, or something more troubling?<p>The story of Pygmalion goes like this: A sculptor carves a statue in the shape of a beautiful woman. It’s so beautiful that he falls in love with her, prays that she …

Boom, Manie und Hype

Welchen Regeln gehorchen Manien und Hypes? Und was hat Mode mit Nation zu tun? Eine interdisziplinäre Forschergruppe der Universität Paderborn …

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As Though Iraq Never Happened

The short memory of Condoleezza Rice<p>I don't really understand how any editorial by Condoleezza Rice on conflict in Ukraine can fail to directly address the failures of the Iraq War. But here is Rice arguing for American godhead:<p>The notion that the United States could step back, lower its voice …

Can Megachurches Deal With Mega Money in a Christian Way?

Mars Hill Church spent $210,000 getting its pastor's book to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Where is the line between a pastor promoting his own career and promoting the ministry of his church?<p>By any measure, pastor Mark Driscoll is wildly successful in the contemporary evangelical …

Gesellschaft und Zeitgeschehen - Goethe-Institut

Gesellschaft

Medien - Goethe-Institut

Bildende Kunst - Goethe-Institut

Bildende Kunst

Gewaltige Materialsammlung zum Ersten Weltkrieg im Netz

Zwölf große europäische Bibliotheken, dazu Museen, Archive und viele Privatleute stellen ihre Bestände zum Ersten Weltkrieg ins Netz. Eine gewaltige …

Deutschland

Webseries phenom The Lizzie Bennet Diaries made it to 100 entries (and beyond)

<i>For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that</i> …

TV

'Life Keeps Changing': Why Stories, Not Science, Explain the World

Author and journalist Jennifer Percy was a committed physics major until a Lawrence Sargent Hall story showed her a more satisfying way to approach life's complexities.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan</b> …

Das verflixte neunte Jahr

Ausgerechnet die Frau aus dem Osten, die in ihrer Partei belächelt, beschimpft und bekämpft wurde, hat sich zur unangefochtenen Führungsfigur der …

Angela Merkel

When You Buy a Vivian Maier Photo, You Buy Her Life, Not Her Work

Maier took photos as a hobby for most of her life, but her talent was discovered just before she died—and today, it's the romantic story consumers project onto her art that fuels her acclaim.<p>Vivian Maier, born in New York City in 1926, lived most of her life in everyday, normal-person obscurity. …

Love Actually Is the Least Romantic Film of All Time

The movie knows little—and cares less—about how people fall in love.<p>I confess that it wasn’t until recently that I understood the degree to which <i>Love Actually</i>, the 2003 romantic comedy by writer/director Richard Curtis, had been gradually reevaluated and granted the status of a “classic” holiday …

39 DIY Christmas Gifts You'd Actually Want To Receive

There is nothing worse than when someone opens your gift and is all "Oh! You...made this [backs away slowly]." Avoid that crestfallen look with these awesome crafty ideas.

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

These Proto-GIFs of the 19th Century Put Today's GIFs to Shame

They're cheeky and creepy and totally mesmerizing.<p>GIFs as we know them may date from the 1980s; as analog concepts, though, they're much older than that. The principles of motion-making were recognized by Euclid. Starting in the 1800s, scientists and inventors and hobbyists began experimenting with …

Burqas, Lesbians, and Black Skin: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p><i>The Washington Post</i><p>The fact that audiences are seeing such a varied, nuanced spectrum of black faces isn’t just a …

Harald Welzer und die Tiefenprägung

Ein bemerkenswerter Disput, über die Frage, ob wir Wachstum bräuchten, fand am 26.09.2013 in Berlin statt. Eingeladen hatte die Heinrich Böll …

Digital

FuturZwei Hirnifragen: Was bringt es wenn mein Platz im Flieger leer bleibt?

7 Beautiful Portraits Of White Women Styled With "Black Hair"

Endia Beal's ongoing photography series, "Can I Touch It?," grew out of her own experiences of white folks meeting black hairstyles in the workplace.<p>She had their hair styled, and then shot the results in "traditional corporate portraits." Beal's fascination with African American hair and the …

Verschenkt meine Filme!

Wer Filme im Internet schauen will, landet oft bei illegalen Angeboten. Das liegt auch daran, dass es keine legalen Alternativen gibt. Was also ist …

Digital