Argentine filmmaker Alan Stivelman takes us on an odyssey into the heart of the Andes to connect with the spirituality of the indigenous Q’ero community, in order to try and discover the key to the meaning of life. This question has taunted mankind since the beginning of time. Stivelman treats with the simplicity and calmness of a young man willing to go beyond with no looking back.
Rumour has it that German men can't flirt. Should they ever try their luck, it often comes across as too subtle for most women. Why is it that we always perpetuate the same clichés about men and women? We turn the tables by calling for a new form of shyness.
Smartphones, tablets, iPods and e-book readers — to name just a few — now seem essential for our everyday lives. Yet memories of a time before technology are still apt to resurge, especially when information and innovations threaten to overwhelm us. Marta is a young woman much like any other, who decided it was time for a change.
We know what you're thinking: another fucking Christmas playlist. Not so fast. In honour of the holidays, we have compiled a selection of the most tantalizing, eardrum shattering anthems, from the worst covers to our beloved Celine Dion. Merry Kitsch-mas!
We interview Argentine filmmaker Alan Stivelman, who is currently in the middle of a European tour where he is presenting his documentary, Humano. Alan travelled to the Andes to discover the origins of mankind, but as soon as he arrived, he was warned that he would never understand, because Alan wasn’t a human. There he learned how to become one. We talk about religions, cultures and connections.
Our media is saturated with stories about Treirweiler’s latest book, about the iPhone 6, about Kim Kardashian’s bottom. While I'd never dream of questioning the newsworthiness of Mrs. Kanye West’s bodacious rear, it might be nice to leave a bit of room for a topic we're neither reading nor doing enough about: youth unemployment.
Throughout his rather sombre discography, the Danish musician has often brought a chill to the electronic music world, making him seem as flamboyant as a piece of cold rock. Yet Anders Trentemøller can also cut a beautiful, emotional record.
In the discussion about where the boundaries between sexism and flirting lie, one thing is often overlooked: flirting is a game. As a result, men are more expected than women to make the first move. If you don't respect the rules, it's game over. But why do feminists and confident women get kicked out of the game?
Flirting is seen as a game in many parts of the world. Germany in particular seems to be home to hordes of "'male hunters' waiting to pounce, and 'female princesses' who are waiting to be swept off their feet. But that's also a huge generalisation. It doesn't have to be that way. A German-Californian perspective on flirting.
Some collect Malboros, while others are already printing the Internet. In order to save things that will no longer exist, we have compiled a list of 10 items from 2014 that will be missed in 2044. Right click, and file it under important.
As conservative political parties maintain their grip on politics in many European nations, Spain has once again proven itself as one of Europe's bastions of conservation. Behold the gag law, approved by Congrees, opposed by 82% of Spanish citizens. Welcome to a new Spanish order.
Grit your teeth and get it over with. This year was a nostalgic one. In general, it seemed, Europe preferred to look back than forward. The everyday life just looks so much better through a vintage filter. What Babelians are nostalgic about and what nostalgia of others gives them the creeps? We captured the mood of 2014.
The 2k14 festive season is currenty in full parabolic swing in London, with its transformation from regular bustling metropolis to Christmas crazyville now complete.
As Londoners are swept up into the gathering crescendo of Christmas expectation, have they noticed how the city has transformed itself in the process? A photo gallery.
"We are never only two in a sexual relationship." Thanks to Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, we now know the importance of outside factors, such as music, in the blooming of desire. The playlist of the week is a flirt, to help you work on your moves.
DENA is winning people over with her unique mix of heavy beats and Berlin bling. She’s currently on tour in Europe with her latest album Flash. Cafébabel met up with DENA in Cologne, where she won over new fans with her nonchalant and street-smart style.
Clichés, tapas and sevillanas abound in the centre of Paris, at the restaurant Les Piétons. It's a place inspired by genuine Spanish flavours and takes you away to an interesting attempt at an authentic Andalusian bistro.
In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? The finale of our investigation, which also marks the end of that carried out by the EU. Loose ends abound.
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