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Notenspur: unlocking Leipzig’s musical treasures

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Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)

The beauty of the project is that it can be actively enjoyed, with not only the sight and intellectual senses being awakened, but with the possibility of hearing music samples at each location, or imagining the songbird in a Leipzig park which inspired one of Mahler’s melodies.

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Theresa May, the DUP and right-wing extremism

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Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.

The irony of the situation we see today is that the party helping Theresa May fulfil her Brexit promises conforms in several ways to the definition of right-wing extremism from the Verfassungsschutz.

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St. Patrick’s: beyond the green boozy party

in Culture / Entertainment/Society by

If St. Patrick’s Day is about celebrating Irish culture, and Irish culture is drinking, then we are doing a pretty good job. Saint Patrick, however, may be turning in his grave.

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My phone and I: the pursuit of freedom

in Lifestyle/Philosophies by
Reasons why you should dump your smartphone and instead choose a sturdy, less intrusive and obsession-inducing phone like a Nokia. Photo: public domain

Let me take this opportunity to encourage you to make this investment for life and get rid of your smartphone.

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Northern Ireland: Brexit’s biggest loser?

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Mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo: public domain)

For those over 35, the memories of the Troubles are still strong and poignant enough to consider the issue a most serious one.

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Michelle Obama: powerful farewell and subtle protest

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Obama recalled her father going to work in the city water plant each day, in “the hope that one day, his kids would go to college and have opportunities he never dreamed of.”

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