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Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by ...

A Postcard to Happiness

Come in and burn out

In his mid-thirties, Jakob is a marketing expert and an incorrigible workaholic - a classic candidate for burnout. A Slow Movement center in a sleepy coastal village in Spain seems to be just the ticket for him - at least, that is what his sister thinks. ...

Paris for Beginners

A wildly adventurous journey through the City of Love
Paul adores being in control. Stains make him nervous, and he has absolutely no tolerance for bad manners. His life and his relationship with Annika would be running along an extremely straight track - if it weren't for her ...

The Jacobi File

Gripping, unsettling, explosive

An activist is killed during a civil rights demonstration staged in Frankfurt. Rumors fly that it was "dirty cops" who did it. Police reporter Norman Jacobi is shown a fuzzy video of the crime, and one of the protesters promises to provide him with ...

Volume: 3

Here’s Sand in your Eye!

Maths and physics student Lenny has decided to propose to his girlfriend Zoe on their holiday in the South of France. But then the ring falls into the pool just as he is offering it to her! When Zoe appears supremely unmoved by Lenny's proposal and his gift despite the huge effort involved in ...


No Choice

Greek letters, written in the victim's blood…

During Frankfurt's mayoral campaign, the Free Citizen Party's candidate is assassinated. At the scene of the crime a message is found-in Greek script, written in blood. In the course of their investigations, police reporter Norman ...

Volume: 2

Midhusbandry

Nils, 27, lives for his drum kit and his rock band, getting by as a hearing-aid dispenser's assistant while he waits for his big break. In the meantime, his relationship is in a state of crisis. Charlotte loves her job as a midwife, her chipmunk Maya-and of course Nils-but ...


You Must Burn

A field near Frankfurt: chained to a stake, the charred body of a woman. Shortly afterwards the gruesome scenario is repeated. Women are being burned like witches in the Middle Ages. Police reporter Norman Jacobi finds religious symbols at both crime scenes: could they be clues? Jacobi scents a ...

Volume: 1

Four Legs in the Way of Love

Thirty-two year old Florian dangles a baited hook in the waters of a Cologne daily paper's lonely hearts section. He owns a chaotically untidy flat and a motorbike he hasn't paid off yet, he's got an irritating mother and two really close friends. So what's missing? A ...


Make Me Happy

Sometimes, Nora thinks that her mother Elaine will send her to an early grave. Just as she has made herself comfortable in her life with her boyfriend, Nora's excentric mother details her to a special assignment in New York, where Elaine runs some kind of dating agency. Nora is supposed ...


The Final Night of the Monarchy

How the Revolution and the Munich Soviet Republic Produced Adolf Hitler

The centennial of the Revolution: an extraordinary historical overview

On November 7, 1918, the House of Wittelsbach fell from power in Bavaria, followed in short succession by all of the other German royal houses. Prior to the founding of the Republic on November 9, Kurt Eisner ...