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October 2017

Reformation: true story or creation myth?

in History
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)

As we rejoice over not having to go to work and put on our Halloween costumes, we’re also asked to remember a little something a famous local guy named Martin Luther did 500 years ago. But what we’re commemorating may not have taken place quite as promoted over the past centuries.

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LeipGlo launches bi-monthly podcast

in Culture / Entertainment

Here is our first regular podcast program, hosted by our columnists Rachael Clugston (local politics) and Kapuczino (music). Please share with us your feedback on our pilot episode, as well as any ideas for interviewees and topics you may like to hear about in the future.

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DOK: coming of age in times of upheaval

in Movies/Philosophies
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)

DOK Leipzig opens tomorrow. We give you a bunch of mini reviews and a sneak peek into the universes of young protagonists in some of the film fest’s highlights.

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Distillery goes silver, but never grey

in DJ/History/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Stiil dancing 25 years later. Happy birthday Distillery! photo Stefan Leuschel

A look at Distillery’s humble beginnings and its future with Martin Driemel.

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ECPMF calls on youth to ponder hate speech

in Contests/Philosophies
hate speech

Are you a millennial who can tackle hate speech in 1,000 words? If so, the ECPMF wants to hear from you, and reward you for it.

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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

in Politics/Society

Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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