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Exposing rape culture one #MeToo at a time

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“Why hadn’t I kneed him in the gonads? Why hadn’t I gotten up and moved somewhere else? Why hadn’t I shouted and woken everyone up and told them all what he had done? I don’t know. But I do now.” #MeToo

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Dunkel. Dreckig. Reudnitz. Martin.

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Portrait of Martin Meißner, the blogger behind Dunkel. Dreckig. Reudnitz. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

The 30-year-old behind one of Leipzig’s most popular online pages talks about his creation, takes us to some of his favorite local spots, and tells us why he and others are deciding to settle down in Reudnitz.

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Kay Fochtmann: German lens, Brazilian soul

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    Cablecar ride at the Sugar Loaf in Rio. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    A man working in the favela. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Surfer boy in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)

“Besides soaking it all in… the life, the laughter, the music, the scent, the language, the good and the bad, I helped the tour guide pick up the tourists at their hotels, made sure that everyone was following the unwritten favela community rules, and watched out that the tourists only took pictures where they were allowed to do so.” – Kay Fochtmann. See his photo exhibit at VHS and read the interview on LeipGlo.

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HGB: Art transcends borders in Leipzig

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The ATA's first class during the "get-to-know-you" week in 2016. (Photo: Johanna Terhechte)

In a program that encourages school-wide intercultural exchange, the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig welcomes refugee students for the second year in October, giving them the chance to resume their university careers in art and design.

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Leipzig and Houston: through thick and thin

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We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)

People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.

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Personal Shopper: more than a fluff party

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Out on DVD, blu-ray and digital, Personal Shopper will have you wondering what is making those noises you didn’t hear before watching it.

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