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Bridges of (Com)passion: hair & heart

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Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)

“We choose a hairdresser with the same meticulousness as we choose a GP or a therapist – a quest as thorough as it is intimate. It took me ten years of life in Leipzig to find such a sorceress.”

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Almaty: high in the birthplace of the apple

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Almaty mountains. (Public domain photo)

“A friend… was going to fly back to his adoptive home in China via Almaty in Kazakhstan. This, of course, left me with no choice but to procure my very own Aeroflot tickets and to join him on his discovery of this mystical land seldom travelled to.”

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Werner Herzog among DOK Fest highlights

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Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.

We’re about to get starstruck in Leipzig: Legendary German director Werner Herzog will attend this year’s DOK Fest, presenting his documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” and fielding questions from the audience.

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Intro: Leipzig, the “New Economy” hub

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Cover photo: Irakli Shubitidze, from 2bAHEAD, and other participants in the SeedSpark workshop, organized by Venture Playground earlier this year in Basislager Coworking. (Photo courtesy of Taylor Harvey)

In this series, our #TechTavern columnist would like to make the case “that Leipzig could be destined for more than a reboot of Silicon Valley, that it can help lead the way towards a more humane future.”

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“Stop talking right-wing bullshit”

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The divisions between right and left on immigration are getting wider. (Public domain photo of street art.)

Yesterday we heard from a Syrian refugee disappointed in the discrimination she’s met in Germany. Today we hear from a Leipziger who works with refugees and migrants, and is frustrated at different opinions on immigration immediately being shut down and dismissed.

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From Syria to Chemnitz: lessons to learn

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The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)

“[I am] shocked by the fact that Germans have so much access to democracy and law, and nevertheless, people here still turn to violence and discrimination. I always thought that these were the problems of countries dealing with tyranny and dictatorship.”

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