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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

in Philosophies/Poetry
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In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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Panorama and Monos, South American critics’ darling

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Panorama favorite Monos
"Monos" film screenshot, YouTube. © Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes’s new fever-dream film, “Monos,” has critics raving about its deft mix of “Lord of the Flies,” “Apocalypse Now” and contemporary socio-political climate.

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João Gilberto and his heavenly gift to the world

in Glocal/Music
Joao gilberto and Rio's Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Google Images

João Gilberto – the inventor of the bossa nova – died on 6 July. He was a perfectionist with the gift of a perfect pitch, a musical genius. Here’s why his legacy should be remembered and cherished.

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Finding myself in Leipzig (without knowing I was lost)

in My Leipzig/Philosophies
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Leipzig city center. Photo by Dierk Gut, public domain.

“Every day I woke up with a smile and a slight hangover in a bed with a frame that was completely broken.”

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Take a stand against discrimination in Germany

in Community/Glocal/Opinion/Society
Fighting against discrimination
Their #WirSindMehr placard reads: "No place for Nazis." Chemnitz, 3 Sept 2018. (Photo: Patrick Bauer)

The ripples we create from where we are help strengthen the growing wave against discrimination around the world – combating the tide that threatens to sweep away our civil rights and ability to be our authentic selves. #unteilbar #CSD2019 #Leipzig

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Legendary Colin Hay plays Parkbühne

in Concerts/Music/Outdoors
Colin Hay, photo by Carlos Rafael Pompeu. All images courtesy of Republic Media.

“Do you come from the land down under?” Loudine Heunis got to chat a little with singer-songwriter Colin Hay from the band Men at Work, which came to international prominence in the 80s, ahead of his concert in Leipzig this Saturday.

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