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Leipzig Events: “Culinary construction site reading” at Leipzig north, May 16

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Intrigued by the title of this event-related post? Good. I’ll explain: Maike Steuer is in the process of transforming the site at Georg-Schumann-Str. 206 into an “intercultural cafe by September.” She invites you to come by Saturday, May 16, to check out the place, hang out, eat, chat and listen to some literature. Nice, cosy way to spend a springtime Saturday afternoon…

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Leipzig Events: Meet three of our columnists at Sofa Stories, May 15

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What are you doing this Friday, May 15? Will you be in Leipzig? If you feel up to it, come ’round to Uptown Coffee Bar, Riemannstr. 44 (by Flowerpower off Karl Liebknecht Str.), at 5 p.m. Two of my fellow columnists – Stewart Tunnicliff (#MoviesAndTV) and Christijan Robert Broerse (#Literature) – and I will be reading stories and poetry there. The main thread is a special place in each of our respective lives that’s been left but not left behind, because it’s still very present in our minds and creative musings.

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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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