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“An antidote to mindless entertainment”

in Music/What's on by

“This year’s edition of TransCentury Update will take its audience on a cosmic rollercoaster ride to the blazing edges of the galaxy, back to the darkest depths of Planet Earth again.”

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Putin’s Witnesses: an accomplice’s tale

in Movies/Opinion/Politics by
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)

Focusing on the time from Yeltsin’s resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin’s rise to power – as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin’s then-PR guy.

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Defying boundaries between gig and club

in Concerts/Leipzig/Music by
"Off the Grid" - 9 Nov 2018, Leipzig

“The gig and club scenes are two separate worlds that rarely collide, and yet they create the same orgiastic escape designed to satisfy the very core of the human condition: the deep desire to express, unite and belong.” Get to know the new club mjut at Leipzig East during “Off the Grid,” 9 Nov.

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Following yonder star: She Owl

in Concerts/Music/My Leipzig by
Jolanda Moletta and Demian Endian, She Owl. (Photo: Giorgio Violino)

“I pause now, and rewind ‘Glass’ several times to breathe in old memories that taste and smell like gold Marlboros. Flash cards of faces and streets are part submerged in the reverb of this music. I feel so much gratitude swelling through my heart.”

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My life on Mars: art and outer space

in #TechTavern/Arts/Philosophies/Society by
Artist Elizabeth Gerdeman, working on a diorama created for artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s exhibit Martian Dreams Ensemble. (Photo © Elizabeth Gerdeman)

Contemplating Elon Musk, life as a simulation, and building a planet from scratch.

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The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

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A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)

How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 “Der zweite Anschlag” and “Sorge 87” – show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.

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