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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of ‚Äúgentrification‚ÄĚ

in Business/Opinion/Society
Karstadt Leipzig
Leipzig Karstadt shortly before it closed. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.

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Pizza LAB under threat of being shut down

in Community/Food/Lifestyle
Pizza baking
Public domain photo

This Lindenau space is one enjoyed by people from all walks of life. In the three years it has been run as a social project, Pizza LAB has donated all of its profits to local community initiatives. Now, it finds itself in need of donations to survive.

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Saxony Elected: reasons to cheer and worry

in Leipzig/Politics
Saxony elected
Dresden. Public domain photo

Disaster averted. The far-right, anti-immigrant and climate-change-denying AfD was not the number one political force. But with 27.5 percent of total votes in Saxony, the AfD gained more support from state voters than all left-of-center political parties.

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The Peaceful Revolution through a politician’s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Petra Köpping
Petra Köpping (Photo from Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Petra Köpping, Minister of State for Equality and Integration of Saxony, shares her experience as a young politician in the GDR during the Peaceful Revolution.

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Saxony state elections: the candidates had their say

in Conferences/Leipzig/Politics
Saxony Elects
"Saxony Elects" debate at Basislager, 12 August 2019. (Photo: ARBEIT UND LEBEN Sachsen)

The Saxon state elections are this Sunday. If you are eligible to, don’t forget to go vote! Recently we organized a debate with six of the candidates, and here are some insights.

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Overnight in a haunted house in Plagwitz

in Arts/My Leipzig/Philosophies
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    Photo: Dana Ersing / Westfl√ľgel
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    Photo: Dana Ersing / Westfl√ľgel

What do you get when you put a dagger, a creepy doll, a metronome and groups of strangers across cots in a big dark room?

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