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Islam and contemporary art at Halle 14

in Arts
AAAAAAAAAAAH by Anahita Razmi | Photo credit: Halle 14 - Walther Le Kon, 2019.

Particularly in the context of Saxony’s current political climate, “Forgotten Enlightenments” stands as a statement to the power of inclusion, integration and culture.

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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

in Philosophies/Poetry
Photo credit: yeahbouyee via Visualhunt.com / CC BY 2.0

In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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Panorama and Monos, South American critics’ darling

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Panorama favorite Monos
"Monos" film screenshot, YouTube. © Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes’s new fever-dream film, “Monos,” has critics raving about its deft mix of “Lord of the Flies,” “Apocalypse Now” and contemporary socio-political climate.

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João Gilberto and his heavenly gift to the world

in Glocal/Music
Joao gilberto and Rio's Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Google Images

João Gilberto – the inventor of the bossa nova – died on 6 July. He was a perfectionist with the gift of a perfect pitch, a musical genius. Here’s why his legacy should be remembered and cherished.

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Legendary Colin Hay plays Parkbühne

in Concerts/Music/Outdoors
Colin Hay, photo by Carlos Rafael Pompeu. All images courtesy of Republic Media.

“Do you come from the land down under?” Loudine Heunis got to chat a little with singer-songwriter Colin Hay from the band Men at Work, which came to international prominence in the 80s, ahead of his concert in Leipzig this Saturday.

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Discovering ancient Egypt in Germany

in Arts/History/Travel
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Image by Oberholster Venita, public domain

“The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim is not as big or famous as some others. However, it houses a good collection of well-organized and showcased Egyptian antiquities. These exhibits appeal to children and adults alike.”

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