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Lou-Lou and the bomb left behind

in Literature/My Leipzig
"Lou-Lou hadn't slept, was drinking a little wildly, was starting to get too quiet."
"Lou-Lou hadn't slept, was drinking a little wildly, was starting to get too quiet."

“Those ten yards from the bomb to my front door are the path home when I get off a number 12 tram. Now those are Lou-Lou’s yards, yards and time and unburned buildings that belong to whoever pulled the lever too soon and whoever wired that bomb too loosely.”

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Leipzig’s “1003 Nights” contest: who won?

in Contests/LEIPGLO/Literature/Philosophies
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.
The historic "Spoon Family" sign at Feinkost in Leipzig.

“I’m having another sip of tap water. My blindfold mask has fallen, the authors have returned to their word-children and my curiosity has been quenched, as has my quadrilingual спрага, Durst, жажда, thirst.”

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Libertines and the art of seduction

in Arts/O & P Highlights/Stage
Poster for 1994 film Don Juan DeMarco
Poster for 1994 film Don Juan DeMarco

What seduces you? Is it animal or intellectual?

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“Vikings” TV series review

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/TV
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Vikings is a series I returned to after being disappointed watching the first episode. Being very interested in early clan and nomadic folk from an early age, I thought a series from The History Channel would be compelling and have some
historical accuracy. However, I think The History Channel was probably trying to emulate the success of series like Spartacus, Rome, The Tudors and the other loosely-based historically-set series which, just like super hero films, fill our
flickering screens.

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