In times of crisis, is it time to go second hand? In Brussels, the shop run by 'The Little Nothings' organisation is just the ticket. As well as offering cheap furniture, books and household appliances, it gives the homeless another chance
West Germans often subscribe to a pretty grim idea of life growing up behind the wall in the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Yet although East German children had few toys and less holidays, were they really less happy than their western counterparts? Eik, 29, recalls his Soviet upbringing
The 31-year-old’s polarising debut novel has triggered a media avalanche in Germany, topping its Amazon bestseller list and was released in the UK in January 2009. Is Wetlands a feminist plea or pornographic trash? What do men really think about Roche’s tour de force through the ‘moist areas’ of the female body?