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Distillery goes silver, but never grey

in DJ/History/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Stiil dancing 25 years later. Happy birthday Distillery! photo Stefan Leuschel

A look at Distillery’s humble beginnings and its future with Martin Driemel.

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Legends of the fall: DOK festival turns 60

in History/Leipzig tips/Movies
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.

Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.

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Orbán’s falsification of history in Budapest

in Culture / Entertainment/History/Politics
The falsification of history in Orban's Hungary. (Photo: public domain)
The falsification of history in Orban's Hungary. (Photo: public domain)

A spectacular city such as Budapest should be free of this kind of detrimental political controversy.

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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

in History/Movies/Reviews
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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The touristy and the macabre in Key West

in History/Travel
Sunset in Key West.
Sunset in Key West.

A city of alcoholic sippy cups and doll houses, ruled by a scary doll, Hemingway and hurricanes.

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Edmund de Waal: personal history through objects

in History/Literature/Reviews
Edmund de Waal's actual hare with the golden eyes

A personal memoir with all the elements I like; family, travelogue and art manual.

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