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My Own Private Bürokratie: You must take a number!

in Reviews/Theater
My Own Private Bürokratie
My Own Private Bürokratie, photo © Pascal Giese

“Embedded in the context of the play, something that on its own would be too on the nose, too silly, becomes brilliant. Among other things, very creative use is made of a blindfold, a fly swatter and chocolate pudding.”

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Arid Zone: A chat with filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa

in Culture / Entertainment/Movies/Reviews
Fernanda Pessoa, Arid Zone
"Arid Zone" promotional shot © Fernanda Pessoa / DOK Leipzig 2019

“The most conservative city in the US?” Filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa talks about how her recent documentary, “Arid Zone,” brought her back to a formative place in her youth. #DOKLeipzig

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Movie newbie impressions of DOK Leipzig films

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Movie newbie perspective, Honeyland
"Honeyland" at DOK Leipzig. Film still © Tamara Kotevska

“I spent two days at DOK Leipzig 2019 watching as many movies as I could, and recommend that you do the same if you have the time.”

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Teaching ancient Greek to a 4-year-old

in Literature/Reviews
Ancient Greek vase
Image by coursousa, Pixabay

Looking for a unique gift to give a smart and curious little one you happen to know?

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The Leipzig Affair: a book and a feeling

in Literature/My Leipzig/Philosophies/Reviews
Leipzig in 1985
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1985-0319-023 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, Link

“I moved through Leipzig as if nothing bad could ever happen there, even knowing that was impossible. And yet, the Leipzig the character of Magda lived in scared me to my core.”

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Amanda Palmer’s deep ode to womanhood in Leipzig

in Music/Philosophies/Reviews/Stage

“Amanda Palmer’s Leipzig performance felt as if she was talking with you… as a close friend [not] just about her life, but women’s lives in general, channeled into the context of the highly charged and confusing sociopolitical climate we live in today.”

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