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Meet Code Camp Leipzig’s crop of bright students

in Business/Community
Irakli Shubitidze, one of the bright students at Code Camp Leipzig
Irakli Shubitidze, one of the students at Code Camp Leipzig. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Harvey)

Code Camp Leipzig is preparing to kick off its first classes on Monday 23 Sept. You can meet the students, and hear from the companies hiring some of them, at the launch party that same evening. Includes free pizza, beer, and some LeipGlo on the menu.

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The Peaceful Revolution through a historianā€™s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Peaceful Revolution: banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig.
Banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig. Photo: Merit Schambach [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

An interview with a local historian about the events leading up to the Peaceful Revolution: “When everyone gets behind one goal, you can actually change history.”

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Vampire Bat: new anti-fascist hero launches in Leipzig

in Arts/Literature/Philosophies
Vampire Bat cover Christopher Sperandio
Vampire Bat cover by Christopher Sperandio

“Taking inspiration from abandoned buildings, a complex relationship with capitalism and the physical energy of the city, American artist Christopher Sperandio has found Leipzig to be the perfect city to launch his latest comic, Vampire Bat.”

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Parasite: South Korea’s first Palme winner hits Leipzig

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Parasite Cast
By Kinocine PARKJEAHWAN4wiki - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho will open this year’s Filmkunstmesse and its first Kinotage Leipzig. Find out if the film holds up to the hype and what we think of this year’s family class struggle Palme d’Or winner in the official Leipzig Glocal review.

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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of ā€œgentrificationā€

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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Lebanon to Leipzig: a friendship told through art

in Arts
Lebanon in Leipzig: Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019
Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019. Photo by Clementine Butler-Gallie

“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”

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