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Maximilian Georg

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On the constitution of the populist wave

in Opinion/Philosophies/Politics
constitutions and populist wave
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How can 0.13 percent of the vote win an election?

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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of “gentrification”

in Business/Opinion/Society
Karstadt Leipzig
Leipzig Karstadt shortly before it closed. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.

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How much do you know about Easter?

in History/Philosophies
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)
Pondering Easter? (Photo: Notre-Dame gargoyle, public domain)

Jesus! So many dates, so little time – hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.

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Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

in Opera/What's on

“If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what ‘opera’ – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you’ll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”

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A lady, a piano & the classical music “cage”

in Classical music/Reviews
The Mendelssohn-Saal at Gewandhaus before the Ntokou piano recital’s beginning, 5 May, 2018. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)
The Mendelssohn-Saal at Gewandhaus before the Ntokou piano recital’s beginning, 5 May, 2018. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

With classical musicians held to such strict rules and standards today, we may want to choose to simply sit back, relax and not pick apart minute details of their concerts – since, according to our reviewer, they’ll almost certainly be good anyway.

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Buckingham Palace sold; royals forced out

in Society
Where would the queen go after leaving Buckingham Palace?
Where would the queen go after leaving Buckingham Palace?

Can we blame the Russians for this one, too?

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