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November 2017

Parkrun ongoing in southwest Leipzig

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig/Sports
Parkrun, which takes place at parks around the world, is coming to Leipzig on 2 December. (Photo: public domain)
Parkrun, which takes place at parks around the world, is coming to Leipzig on 2 December. (Photo: public domain)

A Saturday morning running event taking place at parks around the world is expected to make Leipzig’s Volkspark Kleinzschocher “the biggest regular sporting hotspot in the whole city.”

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Podcast: no government, but we can dance

in Culture / Entertainment/Politics

Let’s spike that Glühwein of yours with a dose of murky German political future, and then sweeten it with some music and art.

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Estonia: between North and East

in Philosophies/Travel
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)

With elements of modern utopia and Soviet dystopia, the Baltic state of Estonia is an intriguing travel destination.

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“Guiding Proust through my childhood”

in Poetry
My poem is inspired by French novelist Marcel Proust and my childhood in Greece. (Photo: public domain)
Public domain image

So Proust takes me into his crystal ball of the past / Or is it a magnifying glass?

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Zubiri: a man, a thinker, a friend

in Philosophies
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin. Several versions of the sculpture exist. (Public domain photo)
The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin. Several versions of the sculpture exist. (Public domain photo)

If you could meet one of the most important philosophers of the past century, what would you ask him?

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On the lovely people of Japan

in Philosophies/Travel
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)
Reenactment of old Japanese ceremony in Kyoto. (Photo: Helena Flam; photo editing: Ana Ribeiro)

Before you know it, they spot your helplessness, adopt you and run your life.

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