Search result

Christijan Broerse

24 result(s) found.

Gentrification: the rise of hipsterdom

in My Leipzig/Opinion
The rise of hipsterdom, of man buns and oh-so-individual-sameness in the uniform dresscode, hair styles, tattoos and totes has been flooding Karl-Heine-Straße for several years now. Literally open a hole in the wall and present a bottle of beer and someone will want part of that, you’ve founded the new in-place. Ever more cafés, snack places and bars - because why have a large Späti or a store for instruments when you can have the umpteenth place that sells you Bio drinks and Mate. https://leipglo.com - series on gentrification
Hipster girl representation from Pixabay.

Literally open a hole in the wall and present a bottle of beer and someone will want part of that, you’ve founded the new in-place.

Keep Reading

Poem review (and musings): Dear Truman

in Poetry/Reviews
Inspired by Ana Beatriz Ribeiro's poem "Dear Truman" posted on this webzine, Christijan Broerse writes a review drawing from works by famous literary figures of the past while reflecting on the state of contemporary life and the pervasiveness of social media, the commodification of personal moments. https://leipglo.com
Literature and modern times. Public Domain Photo, Pixabay.

“The review is interesting in that it becomes a stepping stone to shed light on his contemporary world.”

Keep Reading

Countdown2Buchmesse: histories in the making

in Concerts/Culture / Entertainment/Events/Leipzig
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

5 unique voices with 5 distinct styles from 5 different cultures

Keep Reading

“Lolita:” language, immorality and a masterpiece

in Literature
Scene from the 1997 film adaptation of Nabokov's "Lolita." Photo from Wikipedia.

Contradictions are a challenge our world poses to us, so they need to be dealt with by, among other things, literature.

Keep Reading

Paris Attacks: Refusing Emotional Manipulation

in Opinion/Politics/Society

Christijan is sick of people playing with our emotions to hide the truth behind this weekend’s attacks. Let’s look at things from another perspective.

Keep Reading

Cordoba-inspired travel poetry

in Arts/Philosophies/Poetry/Travel
Travel guide, poetry, prose, inspired by Cordoba. https://leipglo.com
"Puente romano y mezquita" by shaorang - Flickr: Puente romano y mezquita. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Journey through CĂłrdoba, Spain – an ancient city that has stayed close to his heart in its hybridity, faded glory and simple pleasures.

Keep Reading

Go to Top