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Botswana: founded on interracial love

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"The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world," Tanzania's Julius Nyerere has been quoted as saying. Watch their tale unfold on screen, and how it relates to Botswana's statehood, Monday at Regina Palast. Original photo of the couple used in the movie "A United Kingdom" and related publicity.

“The romance of Seretse and Ruth was one of the great love stories of the world,” Julius Nyerere reportedly said. Watch their tale unfold – and how it relates to Botswana’s statehood – in “A United Kingdom,” playing at Leipzig cinemas.

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Is “Hidden Figures” too rosy a picture?

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Hidden Figures could have used a bit more gray besides its nearly rosy portrayal of brilliant black women's lives amid the Civil Rights Movement and a male-dominated field. Photo: public domain

As characters in this acclaimed movie, the white people are mostly background, who barely react in the midst of the revolution these women bring into their segregated bubble.

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Sauna in Finland: chamber of male secrets

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They need to let it all out somewhere, and they do it sitting in an “oven” naked and vulnerable with other dudes.

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Human language: powers, limits and ills

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A chat with Nicholas Ostler, former student of Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist.

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Why being ordinary isn’t that bad

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Besides enjoying roaming freely in anonymity, I see being ordinary as a form of resistance. http://leipglo.com

Besides enjoying the benefits of roaming freely in anonymity, I see being ordinary as a form of resistance.

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