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Leipzig’s “1003 Nights” contest: who won?

in Contests/Literature/Philosophies by
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.

“I’m having another sip of tap water. My blindfold mask has fallen, the authors have returned to their word-children and my curiosity has been quenched, as has my quadrilingual спрага, Durst, жажда, thirst.”

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A gender-aware reading of “Good Manners”

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(Marjorie Estiano) and Clara (Isabél Zuaa) share a moment of tenderness in Good Manners. (Source: www.adorocinema.com)

Shedding the “good manners” expected of them as women in their own milieus, the archetypes of the rich white boss (“patroa”) and poor black maid (“empregada”) bond amid their shared isolation and impulses, while challenging the stereotypes assigned to them. #MovieReview

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Im Traum wohnt ein Pferd: zum Werk Tobia Königs

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Our first article series in German, by Nils Müller, continues by giving us a glimpse into the world of a second local artist. Teil 2: “Die feiernde Farbigkeit verstärkt noch die Fassaden, indem sie uns eine heile Welt ausfüllen will.”

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Lulu opera: a female artist’s perspective

in O & P Highlights/Opera by
Lulu Premiere 16.06.2018: Rebecca Nelsen, Patrick Vogel. (Photo © Tom Schulze)

In the first of a two-part piece, maeshelle west-davies and Christopher Lade go see Lulu. She speaks up first. Will they agree or agree to disagree?

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Cavafy: the lighthouse of Alexandria

in Poetry by
Old lighthouse. (Photo: public domain)

If you still haven’t had the chance to encounter C.P. Cavafy during your literary adventures, maybe you will be happy to let this lighthouse of Alexandria guide you through centuries of Greek history – and timeless insights into the human condition.

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Feline and Strange: love and “Your Life”

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Feline and Strange, Your life video still, videographer: Keren Chernizon

Dating in our modern world is complicated. “And they lived happily ever after” is not as easy as the fairy tales told us.

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