Articles published on RTL Today

Since March 2020, I have been working as a free-lance translator and contributor for Luxembourg-based news site “RTL Today”. Here you can find all of my Opinion Pieces and cultural articles that have been published on RTL Today so far! Simply click on any heading or thumbnail to access the respective content.

Number of articles published on RTL Today so far (2022-05-26): 58

Tom Weber: Why are so many non-religious people still celebrating First Communion?

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 8 – how to decipher a menu and order food

Do’s and Don’ts: Visiting an art exhibition

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 7 – how to order at cafés and bakeries

Knowledge Bites: Five lesser-known myths and legends from Luxembourg

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 6 – chat with the cashier at the supermarket

Tom Weber: Culture should always be free and accessible to anyone

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 5 – how to schedule a meeting

Tom Weber: Why the 2022 World Cup might become football’s most shameful event

Do’s and Don’ts: Online security

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 4 – how to tell time and dates

Knowledge Bites: The Luxembourgish author who created one of silent cinema’s most iconic super villains

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 3 – how to ask for directions

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 2 – how to talk to your neighbour about the weather

Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 1 – How to introduce yourself

Tom Weber: The quarter-life crisis: It’s real and it’s a problem

Knowledge Bites: Pretzels, eggs… and more? The ‘missing’ parts of Bretzelsonndeg

Do’s and Don’ts: Writing poetry

Tom Weber: We need to calm down about language

Do’s and Don’ts: Self-publishing

Tom Weber: ‘It’s mild for most of us’ – And suddenly the social Darwinists are back

Knowledge Bites: Ermesinde – Countess of Luxembourg

Do’s and Don’ts: Getting into skincare

Tom Weber: Can we keep the masks? Please?


Knowledge Bites: An introduction to Luxembourg’s mythical gift-bringers

Do’s and Don’ts: Dealing with the holiday blues

Tom Weber: Not everyone needs to be a scientist. But we should all think like one.

Do’s and Don’ts: Starting a home bar

Knowledge Bites: ‘Mäertesdag’ – A lost Luxembourgish holiday

Tom Weber: No, Halloween is not ruining local traditions

Do’s and Don’ts: Learning a new skill on a busy schedule

Knowledge Bites: Fiederwäissen: The constantly changing early autumn drink

Tom Weber: The ghosts of referendum past

Do’s and Don’ts: Brewing and appreciating tea

Knowledge Bites: The Codex Aureus – Echternach’s Golden Book

Tom Weber: The billionaire space race and the selling out of a childhood dream

Knowledge Bites: Michel Lentz – Luxembourg’s ‘National Poet’

Do’s and Don’ts: Staying safe in the sun

Tom Weber: Why PE class is making students hate sport and how it could be improved

Knowledge Bites: The medieval trickster who escaped a death sentence

Tom Weber: Vaccine envy – Why I’m ashamed but shouldn’t be

Do’s and Don’ts: Learning a new language

Tom Weber: Screaming at screens – The stupidity of social media arguments

Knowledge Bites: The ‘forgotten’ tradition of Luxembourgish folk dance

Do’s and Don’ts: Hiring a freelance artist

Knowledge Bites: Anise Koltz – The ‘Grand Dame’ of Luxembourgish literature

Tom Weber: Masks, self-care, critical thinking: What we can learn from the pandemic

Knowledge Bites: Spierkel, Karschnatz, Reismount: The old Luxembourgish calendar

Tom Weber: A radically human act: Mourning mass death in times of pandemic

Knowledge Bites: Meet Frantz Seimetz, Luxembourg’s first professional artist

Tom Weber: The mental health crisis is more than just a side effect of the pandemic


Tom Weber: The Christmas conundrum or how to avoid getting bogged down in jolly consumerism

Tom Weber: Catching up with Culture: A letter from a friend

Knowledge Bites: Renert: Luxembourg’s most famous fable and its modern relevance

Tom Weber: Swipe right to save the world: Will technology save us all?

Knowledge Bites: A tiny country and its world-class wines: Past and present of Luxembourg’s winemaking industry

Knowledge Bites: The blind violinist from the Moselle – Life and songs of “blannen Theis”

Tom Weber: Democratising the arts and empowering artists