Tourism fair: geo-saison awards ceremony: golden palm for taz trip to athens.

Press release of the taz from March 6, 2015

The initiative "Atenistas" Image: Tasos Halkeopoulos.

At the award ceremony of the "Golden Palm" for the best trips 2015 on Thursday evening, the taz "Journey to Civil Society" to Athens won the 1st prize in the category "Short, City and Gourmet Trips". Cooperation partner of this Athens trip is "Culterramar", a special tour operator for Southeast Europe, it is led by Rodothea Seralidou, taz writer in Athens since 2011. Rarely, the jury judged, has a city trip so consistently taken up political and social problems and made them vivid.


Postcolonial art discourse: trauma plagued in postapartheid

In the exhibition "Dynamic Spaces" at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the blind spots of art history are addressed.

Film still from "Streetkid" by the collective CUSS Photo: CUSS & Vukani Ndebele

Would our thinking change if our libraries were structured differently; if a web of references and commentary immediately emerged for each book, (re)contextualizing the book’s content and revealing veiled connections?


Left-wing base to decide: kipping open to primary election proposal

Members of the Left Party are proposing that the new party leadership be elected by primary vote. This should bring new momentum. They are currently collecting signatures.

A grassroots initiative wants all Left Party members to elect the next party leadership by primary election Photo: ap

The Greens have done it, the SPD is currently trying it, now there is also a push from the Left Party: The base should vote on the top personnel. The chairwoman of the Left Party, Katja Kipping, said on Monday that she found the idea interesting. Now "interesting" is also a fondly used euphemism for "completely off the mark," for example when it comes to food. "I am open there," Kipping followed up.


Column going out and standing around: close dance with schubert

A weekend in Berlin made me realize the Austrian composer wouldn’t have turned 27 in this city today.

The musicians of the band OMG Schubert in one of their more quiet moments Photo: Clara Borchmann

Schubert was a small, ugly gnome, manically creative, excessive in his emotional outbursts. At least that’s what Justus Wilcken, guitarist and singer of the band OMG Schubert, claims, who gave the final concert of their first tour at Berlin’s Kulturhaus ZK/U on April 12, 2019. Wilcken and pianist Konstantin Dupelius translate the old material into a darkly epic, equally manic now: The tall, not at all ugly opera singer and actor Wilcken lets us in on the inner lives of the narrative selves. Next to him, his colleague Dupelius bends over various digital and analog keyboard instruments with eyes widened with enthusiasm and makes us dance.


Column mithulogy: difficult bedfellows

You don’t have to want to cuddle with whom you demonstrate. Nevertheless, solidarity is necessary. But is it possible?

After the demo is before the demo Photo: dpa

Do you still remember #indivisible? Of course, after all, we were all indivisible. At least in our minds. And because so many took to the streets and the data highway, smart-alecky colleagues immediately wondered if everyone was really united on everything (ho, ho).


Revisionism in romania: president calls ex-king “traitor

Traian Basescu calls former monarch Mihai a "Russian servant." Observers puzzle: Historical ignorance or deliberate political provocation?

Attacked by the president: Romania’s former monarch Mihai. Photo: dapd

Romania’s President Traian Basescu has triggered a storm of indignation after calling former King Mihai a "traitor" and a "Russian servant" on television. In a TV talk show, the head of state expressed his opinion about the king’s resignation, which took place on December 30, 1947.