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Amanda Palmer’s deep ode to womanhood in Leipzig

in Music/Philosophies/Reviews/Stage

“Amanda Palmer’s Leipzig performance felt as if she was talking with you… as a close friend [not] just about her life, but women’s lives in general, channeled into the context of the highly charged and confusing sociopolitical climate we live in today.”

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Yoko Ono in Leipzig: Peace is Power

in Arts/Society/What's on
Yoko Ono retrospective, Peace is Power at MdbK. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Yoko Ono retrospective, Peace is Power at MdbK. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

“The retrospective is definitely worth experiencing. When I was there on a weekday recently, I saw people interacting. Teens were gluing together broken tea cups and saucers and excitedly stamping peace on parts of maps. Preteens were asking questions. Adults of all ages were enthralled.”

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Lofft Das Theater is OPEN! NOW!

in Dance/What's on
Iggy Lond Malmborg, Physics and Phantasma. (Photo: Renee Altrov)
Iggy Lond Malmborg, Physics and Phantasma. (Photo: Renee Altrov)

More won’t mean less for the new LOFFT Das Theater at Spinnerei.

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Dr. Amorous: how to be a good guy

in Dating/Philosophies
How to be a good guy and avoid harassing a woman. (Photo: public domain)
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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Germany: “the most feminist country I’ve ever lived in”

in My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
Street art in Berlin, Germany.
Street art in Berlin, Germany.

“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”

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A gender-aware reading of “Good Manners”

in Movies/Reviews
(Marjorie Estiano) and Clara (Isabél Zuaa) share a moment of tenderness in Good Manners. (Source: www.adorocinema.com)
(Marjorie Estiano) and Clara (Isabél Zuaa) share a moment of tenderness in Good Manners. (Source: www.adorocinema.com)

Shedding the “good manners” expected of them as women in their own milieus, the archetypes of the rich white boss (“patroa”) and poor black maid (“empregada”) bond amid their shared isolation and impulses, while challenging the stereotypes assigned to them. #MovieReview

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