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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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The touristy and the macabre in Key West

in History/Travel by
Sunset in Key West.

A city of alcoholic sippy cups and doll houses, ruled by a scary doll, Hemingway and hurricanes.

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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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Orwell: timeless thinker of his own routine?

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Orwell was also a keen observer of the mundane, which also makes his writing timeless. Photo: public domain

George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

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On being American… in Trump’s America

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Trump's America is an insult to the diversity of Americans. Public domain photo.

Do Europeans really know what it’s like being non-white in the U.S. – especially now?

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Trumpocalypse now: time to bust some myths

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Tin foil hats are not a smart way to deal with the new global political reality.

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