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Uptown: espresso cup of Latino culture

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig tips/Lifestyle
Uptown Coffee Bar. Photo © Miguel Andrés Cornejo Guzmán

A Colombian visiting from Miami sings the praises of a cafe and bar that welcomes customers with open arms, all day long, and which is becoming a hub for Latinos and other internationals in Leipzig: Uptown Coffee Bar.

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Social media and the bridge back to ourselves

in #TechTavern/Society
Image by Jordy Meow
Image by Jordy Meow

“Lest we forget the lessons of our gadget-less childhoods. We didn’t need to peruse countless Pinterest accounts to spark creativity – it was already within us.”

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Are you a passive part of the plastic problem?

in Society
Plastic problem painfully evident but much action still missing. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash
Plastic problem painfully evident but much action still missing. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash

“Plastic waste is an old environmental issue which demands (and now receives) more attention. But although it fosters discussions, policies, economic measures, and voluntary agreements in different governmental spheres, it is still ignored by many citizens.”

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Review: Öndög at Berlinale 2019

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale

“In this barren wasteland, next to a corpse and leaning on a gigantic animal, the mature herder seduces the young cop with alcohol and cigarettes. And while this might suggest sinister intent or a moral point to hammer home, the embrace that the two share is oddly beautiful.”

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Poetry: “Collapsing new thoughts”

in Poetry/Society
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain

“I can’t open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (…) I can’t move opinions / if the thoughts are fake.”

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Cows, Schnapps and Lederhosen

in Lifestyle/Society/Travel
Cows decorated for Viehscheid. Image by BBPhotodesign on Pixabay
Cows decorated for Viehscheid

“As a second generation Canadian, returning to the country of my grandfather is filled with meaning and realization. At some point I plan on visiting the Bavarian town of Kulmbach, where he originates from, but I never expected Bavaria to visit me first.”

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