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Finding home with the Armenian community

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Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)

Moving to Germany the middle of last year was a shock, even as an American who has lived abroad for a while. So when our guest author arrived, he reached out to a community he could connect to: the Armenians. Read his interview with the head of the community in Leipzig, and find out more about its roots and local activities.

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Melora Kuhn: The Drawing Room

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Good art inspires us to feel while moving us to think. Melora Kuhn’s The Drawing Room at Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig is good art.

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Johannesburg: the good, the bad, the ugly

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Street art in Johannesburg city center. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Segregation and dilapidation haunt the streets of inner Joburg – but an infectiously lively scene manages to emerge through the cracks.

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Robin Abramovic, the artist with he(art)

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“When you only produce art to please people, it ceases to be authentic.”

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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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Growing up a tawny and round Latin woman

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We’ve often been told we don’t have the “right” weight, skin color, or feminine qualities. It’s important to arm ourselves with information and self-love, and support each other, as a first step in fighting for gender equality. #BeBoldForChange

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