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Capturing Torpus & The Art Directors

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Hamburg quintet Torpus & The Art Directors gave a “very musically rich” performance at Leipzig’s WERK 2 earlier this month, and Erik Braga was there to listen, photograph and write.

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Local business built on hiring internationals

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Scott Galvão (left), Anja Galvão and Eduard Gerristen, founders and heads of InterCultural Elements, in Stötteritz. (Photo: Sonia Blade, www.soniablade.com)

InterCultural Elements owes a lot of its success to its diversity. The more nationalities represented among its staff, the better for business.

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Podcast: no government, but we can dance

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Let’s spike that Glühwein of yours with a dose of murky German political future, and then sweeten it with some music and art.

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Käthe Kollwitz: Ireland meets German icon

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By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=828714

Kollwitz’s artwork on display in Dublin focuses on war and, in particular, the grief felt after the death and destruction caused by it.

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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

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The rise of the right wing and why we need to discuss issues rather than just calling them Nazis. (Photo: public domain)

“I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake.”

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The day after: German election results in summary

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Angela Merkel remains Chancellor with German election results. (Photo: public domain)

“Like everyone today, I’ve been grappling with the election results. Friends overseas asked me for an insider overview and I found myself writing many long emails. So here are some facts I put together as an article.”

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