Society

The magic thing about home

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The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. I put this quote, by author Wendy Wunder, to the test when I returned “home” two months ago, after almost ten years of being away. It was just a brief visit, 5 rainy days in

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Dear Prudence: Christ-miss

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Dear Prudence, The Season is upon us, ready or not. There are Christmas carols in every shop. Everyone has forgotten basic manners towards their fellow frantic last-minute shoppers. I’m not saying it’s the endless renditions of “We wish you a merry Christmas”, but I’m not saying it isn’t, either. However it may be, the excitement

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Feeling special at Star Trek Dortmund

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A couple of months ago, I was ambushed in my kitchen by a large group of friends. Since I had a major birthday coming up, they figured out the best way to surprise me. This would, of course, be to plan something to happen many months before said birthday. Thus ensuring surprise and delight on

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Sistanagila: solidarity with Iran protestors

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Shaking with emotion, the singer places her mobile phone on the music stand. She picks up the microphone. The Leipzig Gewandhaus is hushed and tense. Struggling to hold her voice steady, the young woman in western dress sings the lyrics relayed to her phone via Twitter. It is a new protest song direct from the

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MdbK: Gender Day

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On 12 November 2022, MdbK Leipzig hosted its first Gender Day. The day dealt with questions about the representation of gender in art and was a continuation of the first episode of MdbK‘s project group, [next;raum]. Various interested parties from city society dealt with different aspects of the topic, such as gender justice, queerness, and

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Sex and intimacy: are you getting enough?

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What happens when the passion and “till death do us part”-enthusiasm wanes? In my practice, I attend to several couples who promised to love each other forever. However, after a few years of marriage, the relationship simply fell into a routine and cooled down. It is even possible to count the rare times they had

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