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US in Leipzig: sweet & sour or bitter medicine?

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Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.

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Born again: tale of a blood cancer survivor

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A blood cancer patient shares the tale of the bone marrow transplant that saved her life. (Public domain photo)

Inside a young blood cancer patient’s thoughts, ordeal, and ultimate connection with a life-saving blood marrow donor. The AIAS student group tells us how we can help the cause in Leipzig, as well.

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Minutes spent in strangers’ skin

in Arts/Philosophies by
Our guest writer Sam Jozeps spent time in a photo shoot in molds of other people's skin for a Master's project in Halle and tells us about the experience. (Photo: public domain)

“While I was caked in corn starch and tunneling myself through the torso of another person’s body, Sophie painted the pits of its arms and other corporeal crevices with a solution of powdered chocolate and water.” – Making of exhibit featuring Sophie Bandelin at Künstlerhaus 188, Halle, 4-16 July.

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Time and the old lady: Leipzig in 1999

in My Leipzig/Society by
Cover shot: View of the tower of the Petri Church as seen from my bedroom window. (Photo: John Paul Kleiner)

“The older generation here has survived to see virtually every aspect of the society and system they helped build be repudiated by their successors. It’s one thing to have your style of dress, taste in music, social mores, etc. rejected, quite another to witness the entirety of your previous way of life be deposited into the ‘dustbin of history.'”

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Heartfelt poetry for the Ausländeramt

in Glocal/Poetry by
There's poetry in German bureaucracy. (Photo: public domain)

Behind foggy glasses they ask me if I want to bleib (stay) here for immer (always) / Immer is such a long dirty word

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5 things I hate about Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Society by
A Hong Kong resident tells us why life for him in the hyped up city is far from fab.

“As a local, I was born and grew up here. Part of me always feels bewildered about the positive comments uttered from the mouths of tourists about this overcrowded city.”

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