Ana Beatriz Ribeiro

A Global Studies doctoral degree holder and former newspaper reporter, avid eater, pseudo-philosopher and poet, occasion-propelled singer, semi-professional socializer, movie addict, Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, with special attention to social issues.

Leipzig cafe shows “worst movie ever” this Friday

Got any big plans for this Friday, March 6? In the first installment of its "Trash Movie Series," Uptown Coffee Bar is delighted to give you a chance to spend your Friday evening sharing drinks and a mixture of laughter and fits of cringing with kindred moviegoing spirits in a cozy coffeeshop atmosphere. And it's

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Leipzig as seen by its lovers

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The angles of Leipzig sliding before my eyes glowed with such beauty and artistic sensitivity that they could only have been the offspring of a serious romance between the photographers and the city.

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Mark your Leipzig arts calendar: Finding Home literary concert (March 13)

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If you're in town this week, here's an opportunity to meet some Leipzig writers and be immersed in a creative atmosphere while possibly drinking some Polish vodka or cocktail, and/or eating pierogi and such.

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Saying hello (for lack of a better headline)

It was learning German, a break from my English-language academic writing, that brought me back to poetry. I found myself on a bus from Berlin to Leipzig writing a very basic-worded break-up poem in German, just for practice. (I will share said poem here once it has been properly proofread.) The next morning, I found

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