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Poem: “The ideal bench” as metaphor

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"The ideal bench." (Photo: Lito Seizani)

What’s your “ideal bench”?

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Fashion Exchange: antidote to big brands

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If you don’t want to look like everyone else, Fashion Exchange might be just the place for you. The next edition comes to Leipzig on 25 Feb, and here we introduce you to a couple of the up-and-coming designers.

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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

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The Louisiana table was a big hit at the US Consulate's event to promote tourism in the Southern states. (Image courtesy of the US Consulate)

It’s Fat Tuesday! Wouldn’t you like to be in New Orleans?

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Got Game: reviving tennis in Leipzig

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What used to be a typical activity, with people crowding tennis courts on weekends and evenings, has now turned into a much more invisible phenomenon.

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Fastnacht: and some say Germans are sour

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Germans celebrating Fastnacht. (Photo: public domain)

“I had the pleasure of watching the pretty cobbled streets of Romanesque Konstanz become conquered by clowns, fools, monsters, devils, wild beasts, and every fruit and vegetable imaginable.”

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The boyfriends of birthdays past

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Birthdays are much better with mutual acceptance (though muffins wouldn't hurt either).

They increasingly became part of the celebration, rather than the chief reason to celebrate.

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