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Life Stories: “I came to Germany for videogames”

in #TechTavern/Business/Culture / Entertainment
Videogames
"Go play a videogame." Public domain photo

“Instead of discovering foreign lands through the characters in videogames, I became the protagonist on my own quest for the first time. Eventually I figured out that I wanted to make my passion for gaming into a career in the industry.”

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The happiness van: an adventure around Leipzig

in Glocal/Philosophies/Travel
The Happiness Van
Allan and his companions with the green happiness van. (Photo: Allan Dransfield)

“Allan came to my house to pick me up, and I did exactly what my mom has always told me not to do: get in a van with a stranger.” 

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TML not so light after all – a review

in Theater/What's on
TML leans into the surreal. Photo by Gary Bendig, public domain.
TML leans into the surreal. Photo by Gary Bendig, public domain

English Theatre Leipzig’s production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TML) is an excellent reproduction of the famous Neo-Futurist play by writer, director and actor Greg Allen. High energy, controlled chaos with a strong reliance on audience participation, this is not your usual, sedate night out at the theater. 

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Sex and Science in Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora

in History/Literature/Philosophies
Plant science and sex
The birds and the bees... public domain photo

Did fervent plant science herald a sexual revolution?

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5 cocktails to spice up your Christmas spirit

in Food
Christmas cocktails
Photo: TheoCrazzolara, Pixabay.com

“This list compiles the cocktails which always increase my Christmas spirit and are a welcome change from your typical Glühwein. Enjoy drinking them responsibly and allow yourself to feel like a child waiting for Santa again!”

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a&o Kunsthalle: one year later

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Places to see/What's on
Exhibition "We All Should Be Lichens", A&O Kunsthalle
Exhibition "We All Should Be Lichens," Nov 2019. Photo by Gustav Franz

Hidden behind the back of the a&o hostel building close to the central station, you’ll find the a&o Kunsthalle. One year after opening, Tanja Heuchele and Julien Rathje share some insights into the beginning, the space’s current structure, and their future ambitions.

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