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At the Goethe-Institut in the U.S., we publish content that conveys a comprehensive image of modern Germany and encourages international dialogue while highlighting the local culture. We also tailor our website to readers in our neighboring countries, Mexico and Canada.

Art

Artbits Photo (detail): © Verena Hütter

Street Art in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.
#artbits

Urban public spaces are canvases for street art. They reveal the political and social discourse of the city. The #artbits bloggers collect photos of street art from Germany and North America, from Berlin, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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Film

GFO D89 Courtesy Sundance TV

German Films in the U.S.
German Film Office

The New York-based initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films collaborates with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to U.S. audiences.

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Lifestyle

A television photographed in 2006, still from “Germany’s Most Beautiful Railways” Photo: Goethe-Institut

Digital Zine
Stillstand

The earth rotates, everything is in constant motion, change is a necessity. It’s high time for a magazine dedicated to stillness: a collection of pieces from international artists and writers in homage to standstills and their poetic beauty.

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Media and Technology

Serienfieber Illustration einer Hand mit Fernbedienung © Colourbox / Image editing Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

German Series in the USA
Binge Fever!

Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.

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Literature

Uwe Johnson © picture alliance / Keystone

Uwe Johnson
Riverside Drive Revisited

Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. 

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Society

Fence Photo (detail): Edwin Remsberg © mauritius images/age fotostock

European Perspectives on the War in Ukraine
Life in Exile

What does it mean to live in exile, forcefully displaced from one’s home? In this collection of articles, European writers offer a glimpse into the reality of life as a refugee from the war in Ukraine. Everyday details — dishes piled in the sink, food left to rot in the freezer — give shape to the abstract implications of being uprooted.

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