Plain language matters in a crisis, but also afterwards

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Simplicity or clarity can mean different things to people. But plain language is a general notion that can apply to most if not all languages and contexts. International Plain Language Federation explains it as: “A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended readers can easily

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Ghanaian student now 103 days on Wuhan lockdown

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Before his forced, indefinite isolation during Covid-19 times in Wuhan, China, this young medicine student from Ghana felt he had his future figured out, and a bright one at that, planning to further his studies abroad and apply what he learned back home.

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Paper checks & balances: life, paycheck to paycheck

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"While the checks bring some urgent relief to the pandemic’s economic victims, it might be better not to calculate their costs in terms of ink and paper, logistics, and carbon emissions. Into the bargain, President Trump has been able to abuse the paper checks as vehicles for his reelection campaign, by printing his name on

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Your first tattoo: tips & advice from an enthusiast

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Find tips and advice from a veteran and aficionado of ink on getting your first tattoo in Leipzig.

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7 tips for staying sane during the coronavirus crisis

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What can we do to feel better and saner right now as we contend with the scourge of coronavirus? Here are a few thoughts and common-sense tips.

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ETL: Philoctetes, a tale of morality

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English Theatre Leipzig's newest production Philoctetes is a tale of morality, of a hero who suffered great misfortune. Odysseus returns to Lemnos to get Heracles' bow, but Philoctetes is still alive. Neoptolemus initially agrees to deceive Philoctetes, but ultimately chooses compassion.

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