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Smut Slam: intimate stories, kindred spirits

in Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig tips/Philosophies
Smut Slam allows people to share their intimate stories in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. (Photo: public domain)
Smut Slam allows people to share their intimate stories in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. (Photo: public domain)

“It was funny at times, sad at others, and overwhelmingly encouraging for us all to share our experiences as if we were all friends who haven’t met in a while.” Join in at the next Smut Slam in Leipzig, 11 April @ Noch Besser Leben.

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Company culture at trivago’s Leipzig hub

in Business/Leipzig tips/Travel
Wall opposite entrance to trivago company office in Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of trivago)
Wall opposite entrance to trivago company office in Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of trivago)

Have you ever wondered about the people behind the web engines powering up your travels? We visited trivago’s local office to ask some of them what they’re up to and what it’s like working there.

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Wundercurves: breaking tech’s glass ceiling

in Business/Leipzig tips
Cover shot: Friends and Wundercurves co-founders Tiffany La (left) and Christiane Seitz. (Photo: wundercurves.de)

Unlike most other local startups, Wundercurves’s team of about 15 is half female, including two of the founders. On top of that, they proudly wear their curves and have built their company mission around helping other women feel the same way.

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A voice in the ‘keller: Leipzig & Oi!

in Concerts/Leipzig tips/Music/My Leipzig
What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)
What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)

“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”

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Finding home with the Armenian community

in Community/Glocal/Leipzig tips
Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)
Wedding photo of Gabriel at the Temple of Garni, Armenia. (Photo courtesy of Gabriel Armas-Cardona)

Moving to Germany the middle of last year was a shock, even as an American who has lived abroad for a while. So when our guest author arrived, he reached out to a community he could connect to: the Armenians. Read his interview with the head of the community in Leipzig, and find out more about its roots and local activities.

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Got Game: reviving tennis in Leipzig

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig/Sports
©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland
©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland

What used to be a typical activity, with people crowding tennis courts on weekends and evenings, has now turned into a much more invisible phenomenon.

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