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Recoleta, randomness and rain

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Fuerza Bruta in action, July 2017, Recoleta. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

A little slice of Buenos Aires cultural life in a moment of reflection, fleeing the relentless rain.

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Short story: “The ins and outs of the ring”

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"The ins and outs of the ring" - short story by Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. (Photo: public domain)

“She’d take it off and put it back on, flick it, spin it on the kitchen table. Thought of melting it in the oven, throwing it out the window, letting it slip through the open drain in the bathroom.”

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Minutes spent in strangers’ skin

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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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Mauritius: heaven or “Sunday landscape?”

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Bay in Trou d'Eau Douce, Mauritius. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Mark Twain once visited Mauritius and reflected on his interactions with the locals and the island’s non-intimidating beauty, a quality that remains today. For those tentatively flirting with adventure, the small friendly island off the eastern coast of Africa may just be the perfect spot.

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My whirl at Twilight Zone fan fiction

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Oh, if only I had a time machine. “The Soldier, the Maid and the Miss” – a short story written in loving tribute of my favorite series of all time, The Twilight Zone (1959-64).

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Heartfelt poetry for the Ausländeramt

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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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