Talib Kweli, one of the most formidable lyricists of the Conscious Rap school, is a social activist whose views and tracks are diametrically opposed to aggressive gangsta rap. The New Yorker has been preaching his vision for 20 years; he’ll be performing in Hamburg on November 18.
Festival of lights Diwali, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, starts on November 6 and is celebrated in Hindu countries with fireworks, oil lamps and candles. Depending on the region, the festival can last up to five days.
A girl on a swing above an abyss; penguins on a snowy pedestrian crossing in Manhattan; a blue whale in Venice’s Canal Grande, and thousands of balloons. In his new book Traumwelten (Dreamworlds), German photo artist Robert Jahns deftly treads the line between kitsch and surrealism.
Origami cranes? Easy peasy – Robby Kraft was making them as a child. Since then, the multi-talent has progressed to ele-phants, weird skulls and abstract origami figures. How does he do it? With exceptionally fine motor skills and a computer algorithm that designs instructions for fascinating new shapes.