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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

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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

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“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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My life on Mars: art and outer space

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Artist Elizabeth Gerdeman, working on a diorama created for artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s exhibit Martian Dreams Ensemble. (Photo © Elizabeth Gerdeman)

Contemplating Elon Musk, life as a simulation, and building a planet from scratch.

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The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

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A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)

How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 “Der zweite Anschlag” and “Sorge 87” – show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.

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Chasing Werner Herzog through DOK Leipzig

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Fan girls take a selfie with Werner Herzog, CineStar Leipzig, 29 Oct 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

And just like that, inconspicuously, the director of Fitzcarraldo walks in.

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Hitchhiking from Leipzig to Copenhagen

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The pros and cons of hitchhiking - short story by Adam Carrington. (Public domain photo)

“Five Catholic Poles all ride to Switzerland for a Jesus meet. One Berliner going where I was coming from. He does this all the time, says that’s all it is: just a matter of time.”

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