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April 2018

Literary Contest: 1003 Nights (of Leipzig)

in LEIPGLO/Literature/My Leipzig
Photo credit: Jonathan Kos-Read on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND
Photo credit: Jonathan Kos-Read on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND

“If I believe the story or get carried away by the flow of the poem – I’ll fall in love at first sight, like nineteen years ago, when I fell in love with Leipzig instantly.” Submissions open from 1 May to 1 August 2018.

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Denial in maps: Dubai, Kyoto and beyond

in Society/Travel
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.

Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

in My Leipzig/Theater
Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen
Blackmailing Butterflies UBI cast members. Photo © Zoe Classen

“That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from.” – Review of UBI Theatre’s opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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Leipzig: challenging vegan stereotypes

in Food/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Public domain photo.
Public domain photo.

“Instead of confining us to a select few, often undeniably tasty, but sometimes just too stereotypically healthy plant-based cafes and restaurants, Leipzig allows vegetarians and vegans to partake in the consumption of fast food in the SAME PLACES as our meat-eating counterparts.”

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Polynesia and the accidental tattoo model

in Arts/Travel
"Under the Skin" - The people behind the archives at Grassi. Photo © Anne-Coralie Bonnaire
"Under the Skin" - The people behind the archives at Grassi. Photo © Anne-Coralie Bonnaire

On her transition into adulthood, she lent a French Polynesian tattoo artist a piece of her skin for his art, and ended up part of the living archive at Leipzig’s Grassi Museum – connecting with her own history and others’ in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

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“I make love through gritted teeth,” Part I

in Music/My Leipzig
Aliya Thon, © Stella Dohrmann
Aliya Thon, © Stella Dohrmann

“There is a curious weight of pure potential in situations like this.”

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