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Leipzig Events: Strassenfest goes West

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It’s Straßenfest season here, it seems! After the Leipzig quarters of Reudnitz (east) and Südvorstadt (south) had their street festivals over the past few weekends, it’s now the west side’s turn. Georg-Schwarz-Straßenfest will take place along the street of the same name, which cuts from Leutzsch to the Lindenau area, all day Saturday, May 9. The handy little flyer inside this post gives you a map of the participating locations.

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Dreaming up a new arts, culture, community and business hub for Leipzig, and looking for input

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Leipzig-based entrepreneur and IT professional Göran Nitsche has a lot to say about his cool idea of what to turn an abandoned building in town into, so I will let him explain it all to you, dear blog readers… An international and intercultural “FlatHub” for Leipzig: What could this be? – by Göran Nitsche Roughly…

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A chat with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt

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Brazilian writer Felipe Cherubin, who has worked as a journalist for Estado de S. Paulo and studied (and extensively read and dissected even on his free time) philosophy and psychology, managed to land this fascinating interview in English with Jonathan Haidt. A social psychologist, Haidt, in his own words, studies “morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures.” The interview featured here – a sort of philosophy of psychology and psychology of philosophy – touches on a range of issues including nature vs. nurture, the marginalization of Darwin, the moral cult of religious leaders and philosophers, and eating one’s own pet dog.

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Poniatowski open mic welcomes diverse languages and styles

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“Our Open Mic is an event that takes place at regular intervals at Leipzig venues. It gives everyone the chance to hit the stage – just tag along to read your poetry and stories or perform your music live. And of course you can perform other people’s work as well. “Come join us! “You will…

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Viola: A brave mother’s last seconds of life

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The following poem, ‘Leroy and Viola,’ was written after I read a newspaper article about a white woman named Viola Gregg Liuzzo, who sacrificed her life for the American Civil Rights movement, and her companion on that fateful day, African American freedom fighter, Leroy Moton. I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Mr.…

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Confessions of a voiceover artist-turned-entrepreneur

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“The weird thing about voicing an advert is that at the point you think you sound ridiculous, you are actually about right. What you hear in your head sounds so over the top, but when dropped into the mix of images and music, it just fits. Voice artists live in a world of make believe and yet must believe in it with absolute honesty.”

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