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A rather Freudian and ghoulish song

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A song of blind romantic love, motherhood, and cold vanity. (Public domain photo)

“It is often our friends or our mother who warn us against a bad romantic choice. Sometimes our love is so strong that we prefer to sacrifice the mother, go against her, and kill her metaphorically.”

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Toastmasters: talk & camaraderie in Leipzig

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Meimanat Fathi, president of the English-speaking Leipzig Toastmasters. They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Basislager Coworking. (Photo © Meimanat Fathi / Toastmasters)

“Those feelings were… not easy to talk about or reveal in front of an audience. [But] the welcoming atmosphere and positive feedback encouraged and inspired me to continue.”

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1003 Nights: “Und weiter und fort”

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    Julie Schöttner, winner of 1003 Nights Contest. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)
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    Audience at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 4, where Julie Schöttner read. (Photo © Rico Molaro / Opera on Tap)

“On the one hand, I wanted to create a kind of snapshot and write about a night which in itself is so complete and saturated that it deeply enriches you. Andererseits wollte ich über zwei Unbekannte schreiben, die sich in eben einer solchen Nacht finden, einen vollkommenen Moment teilen, und sich dann wieder verlieren.”

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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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G2: Edgar Leciejewski and Oskar Rink

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Maeshelle West-Davies gives us a glimpse into the order, de- and reconstruction, of two respective artistic styles (and studios). And adds coordinates for the next exhibit: IM OSTEN NICHTS NEUES. @G2 Kunsthalle

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Dr. Amorous: how to be a good guy

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How to be a good guy and avoid harassing a woman. (Photo: public domain)

A guide on where the line is between courtship and harassment – courtesy of our friendly neighborhood date doctor.

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