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New Leipzig magazine seeks contributors

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Philosophies
Neu in Leipzig story cover. (Public domain photo)

The German-language publication “will tackle head-on the many obstacles to integration, by teaming up newcomers who have experience as writers, photographers, journalists or documentary film-makers, with native German tandem partners.” Benefit comedy show & information evening on Tue 4 Dec, at Leipzig’s Telegraph.

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Female Founders Series: Marilu Valente

in #TechTavern/Business/Society
Marilu Valente opens our Female Founders Series. (Photo courtesy of Marilu Valente)
Marilu Valente opens our Female Founders Series. (Photo courtesy of Marilu Valente)

In our small corner of the world, where the gap between the number of men and women leading businesses is also painfully evident, LeipGlo is doing its own interviews to highlight female founders, their wins and struggles. We start with Leipzig-based eco-design entrepreneur Marilu Valente.

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Character: as flawed as the ancient Greeks’

in Literature/Philosophies
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)
Statue of the Greek god Poseidon. (Photo: public domain)

Which is your character archetype, according to Theophrastus?

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Hibernation & nostalgia with cheese noodles

in Food
Käsespätzle - German cheese noodles.
Käsespätzle - German cheese noodles.

“As the days shorten and the temperature lowers, the winds bellow, and the sky darkens, I find solace and comfort in the hefty meals to consume.”

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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

in Glocal/Leipzig/Philosophies
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)
Remainders of coal mining at Leipzig's sparkling lakes. (Photo: public domain)

It may become easier to cycle in nature, as a European network plans to help improve such infrastructure in Leipzig’s rural surroundings. But how do we make sure we prevent the development of the lake region from completely erasing its (mining) past?

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With sulfur miners in the Indonesian jungle

in Philosophies/Travel
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz
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    Photo © Sebastian Jacobitz

“The more I read about it, the clearer it became to me that this has got to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. My curiosity forced me to take a trip to Ijen, to document their work with my camera. This experience changed my life.”

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