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 (Last updated: 2023-02-01): 94


Tom Weber: Men, we need to talk


Knowledge Bites: The Yenish – A community in Luxembourg and their fascinating language


Do’s and Don’ts: Dealing with change


2022


Tom Weber: My art will go on – Why AI won’t replace artists


Do’s and Don’ts: Getting into chess


Knowledge Bites: The Angels of Schoenfels – Luxembourg’s most outlandish scam


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 20 – Celebrations and special occasions


Do’s and Don’ts: Storing herbal teas and tisanes


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 19 – talking about your pets


Tom Weber: Social Media: An honest review


Knowledge Bites: The Luxembourgish scientist who was ennobled by the Austrian Emperor


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 18 – Internet and computers


Do’s and Don’ts: Using writing as a form of self-care


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 17 – How to… talk about sports


Do’s and Don’ts: Reading in a foreign language


Tom Weber: I’ll admit it, we Luxembourgers are also rubbish at learning languages


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 16 – Elections and Politics


Knowledge Bites: The impostor who duped the Prussian military – and is buried in Luxembourg


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 15 – how to express your dislike


Do’s and Don’ts: Going on a hike


Tom Weber: The profits for the few or the planet for the many: Why do we still struggle to choose?


Knowledge Bites: The noblewoman who eloped with Jesus: Yolanda of Vianden


Do’s and Don’ts: Researching your family history


Tom Weber: The way we talk about weather is outdated


Knowledge Bites: The Grand Ducal Gendarmerie – When Luxembourg had two law enforcement units


Do’s and Don’ts: Internet research


Tom Weber: Not everything is up for debate


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 14 – how to say that you like something


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 13 – holidays and travelling


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 12 – how to talk about your plans for the future


Tom Weber: Here’s why we definitely need more diverse reading lists in schools


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 11 – how to talk about past experiences


Do’s and Don’ts: Pride Month


Knowledge Bites: The 20-year-old who founded Luxembourg’s resistance movement


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 10 – how to ask for medical assistance


Learn Luxembourgish: Lesson 9 – how to talk about your family


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?


2021


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


2020


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