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Podcast: inspiration for your lazy Sunday

in Culture / Entertainment/Politics/What's on

Tokyo, Berlin, London and Paris are all jumping on the Klassik Underground bandwagon. Read and listen in to learn more about the event’s success story and how you can catch it, this very Sunday evening, at Leipzig’s Moritzbastei.

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Roll East: within the wheel of one year

in Philosophies/Travel
An artist decided to go on a yearlong pilgrimage to his homeland of Iran by rolling a gymnastics wheel, encountering much solidarity along the way. (Photo: public domain)
An artist decided to go on a yearlong pilgrimage to his homeland of Iran by rolling a gymnastics wheel, encountering much solidarity along the way. (Photo: public domain)

Rolling a gymnastics wheel, which he uses for his performances, Sadatolhosseini traveled on foot from Aachen (Germany) to Tehran (Iran), asking strangers for a place to spend the night. Most people were ready to oblige.

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Estonia: between North and East

in Philosophies/Travel
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)
"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)

With elements of modern utopia and Soviet dystopia, the Baltic state of Estonia is an intriguing travel destination.

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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

in Politics/Society

Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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Exposing rape culture one #MeToo at a time

in Society
rape culture
Is rape culture so embedded that we can't alter it? The #metoo campaign is showing just how far reaching it is.

“Why hadn’t I kneed him in the gonads? Why hadn’t I gotten up and moved somewhere else? Why hadn’t I shouted and woken everyone up and told them all what he had done? I don’t know. But I do now.” #MeToo

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Catalonia and Spain: it’s complicated

in Opinion/Politics
Will the Catalonian coat of arms remain part of the Spanish one after Sunday's referendum?

When asked why they want independence, many Catalans say they have their own language and culture. Yesterday, Spain disagreed by force.

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