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Dresden: resisting the blows of history

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Loads of history and a tale of rebuilding and regrouping in Dresden near Leipzig. (Photo: Lito Seizani)

Discovering the gem “next door.”

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City of Leipzig sponsors execution at Markt

in Society/Theater/What's on by

It’s 1824 all over again at the heart of Leipzig.

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Dr Ruth Pfau: Pakistan loses a mother

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Pakistan lost one of their own this week – born and raised in Leipzig – but they will never lose her contribution to their lives.

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Women’s well-meaning meanness

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Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)

In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.

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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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Anxiety: a loyal and treacherous companion

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Anxiety is a loyal and treacherous lady.

I have known her well, as long as I’ve been conscious of my own existence.

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