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#EditorDrawer: Mom, that’s me on the radio!

Last night I went on the English-language Radio Blau program Continental Subway, and managed not to stutter so much. Host and writer/translator David Dichelle played songs I chose, which was quite exciting for me (including a couple that I sing myself). We also chatted about various topics, including a wanderlusty lifestyle, performing stuff, Leipzig cultural

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Leipzig Events: Talk – “The Politics of Fear: Right-Wing Populist Discourses in Europe and Beyond,” June 4

Laying bare the normalization of nationalistic, xenophobic, racist and antisemitic rhetoric, Prof. Ruth Wodak builds a new framework for this ‘politics of fear’ that is entrenching the social divides of nation, gender and body in Europe and beyond. The result reveals the micro-politics of right-wing populism: how discourses, genres, images and texts are performed and

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Leipzig Events: Asia in the African imaginary and from the perspective of a South African scholar, June 3

A very well-accomplished but apparently quite modest fellow glocal will be speaking in Leipzig on Wednesday, June 3. It's the inaugural lecture of Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen, the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University's Research Academy. It's entitled "Asia in the African Scholarly Imaginary," and sounds intriguing to me, so I'll be there. The

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#EditorDrawer: An afternoon in San Francisco’s main Chinatown, in photos

The main Chinatown in San Francisco, California, is one of the city's top tourist attractions and is described as a place where "visitors can easily become immersed in a microcosmic Asian world, filled with herbal shops, temples, pagoda roofs and dragon parades." Last year in January, I spent an early afternoon there with my family,

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