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7 tips for staying sane during the coronavirus crisis

in Community/Lifestyle/Philosophies
Coronavirus
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What can we do to feel better and saner right now as we contend with the scourge of coronavirus? Here are a few thoughts and common-sense tips.

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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.

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

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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

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“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.

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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.

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