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The secret life of Serbian sweatshops

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Image used to illustrate CCC research on garment factories. (Photo credit: Yevgenia Belorusets)

An eye-opening interview on the grossly substandard wages and work conditions in shoe and garment factories in South Eastern Europe.

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Loving Vincent: lush paint & proud parents

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Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman glow as they talk about their love child, Loving Vincent.

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Zubiri: a man, a thinker, a friend

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The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin. Several versions of the sculpture exist. (Public domain photo)

If you could meet one of the most important philosophers of the past century, what would you ask him?

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Kay Fochtmann: German lens, Brazilian soul

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    Cablecar ride at the Sugar Loaf in Rio. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    A man working in the favela. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Surfer boy in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)
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    Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kay Fochtmann)

“Besides soaking it all in… the life, the laughter, the music, the scent, the language, the good and the bad, I helped the tour guide pick up the tourists at their hotels, made sure that everyone was following the unwritten favela community rules, and watched out that the tourists only took pictures where they were allowed to do so.” – Kay Fochtmann. See his photo exhibit at VHS and read the interview on LeipGlo.

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Trash, synesthesia & The Red Paintings

in Arts/Concerts/Music by

Trash may be the creator of the experience, but he is far from selfish with it. He asks for volunteers to be human canvases and for people to paint them. Read more about the band here and catch them live @ Moritzbastei next Thursday.

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Peter Piek: traveling is more than a “+”

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Music writer Sabine talks to multi-talented Peter Piek about his fifth studio album called ‘+’. 27 Mar concert at Neues Schauspiel.

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