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Saving the historic Bockau Arch Bridge

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The Bockau Arch Bridge. Photo © Jason D. Smith

Saxony’s Bockau Arch Bridge, around since 1872, became the site of key events in German and European history. As a new bridge is put in place, the older structure is scheduled to be removed completely. The Friends of the Bockau Arch Bridge are asking for support to save this historic gem, with an important meeting with state parliament reps happening on 24 April.

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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

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The Louisiana table was a big hit at the US Consulate's event to promote tourism in the Southern states. (Image courtesy of the US Consulate)

It’s Fat Tuesday! Wouldn’t you like to be in New Orleans?

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Schröder, Bach, Luther and me

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In celebration of Martin Luther's reformation Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach Johannes Passion.

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s reformation, Mario Schröder has choreographed Bach’s Johannes Passion and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

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Exposing rape culture one #MeToo at a time

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“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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Notenspur: unlocking Leipzig’s musical treasures

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Following the Notenspur. (Photo: Andreas Schmidt, courtesy of Notenspur)

The beauty of the project is that it can be actively enjoyed, with not only the sight and intellectual senses being awakened, but with the possibility of hearing music samples at each location, or imagining the songbird in a Leipzig park which inspired one of Mahler’s melodies.

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Nordic writers: a special way with words

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For long they’ve been leaving their mark in the literary world – way before the girl came along with her dragon tattoo.

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