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Literary Parlor: interview with poet Patricia Murphy

in Philosophies/Poetry
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In this column, we invite international award-winning authors for a virtual cup of tea, coffee or whisky, to unveil some of their art and craft secrets. We begin with Patricia Colleen Murphy, winner of the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

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Mr. and Mrs. Love: post-show interview

in Reviews/Theater
Actors Peter Seaton-Clark (Mr. Love) and Nicola Chapman (Adelaide). Photo by Dirk Brzoska.
Actors Peter Seaton-Clark (Mr. Love) and Nicola Chapman (Adelaide). Photo by Dirk Brzoska.

“Both brilliantly portrayed, the characters quickly enthrall us with their personal stories and the saga that develops as they try to navigate their changing relationship. The [venue’s] intimacy and cosy atmosphere… lends the perfect setting to this dramatic story of love and deception that plays out in Edwardian London.” Get some personal insights from one of the stars here, and catch it this Friday or Saturday at Neues Schauspiel.

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The secret life of Serbian sweatshops

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

in Movies/Reviews
Loving Vincent
screen shot Loving Vincent: Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) (© 2017 Loving Vincent Sp.z.o.o. & Loving Vincent Ltd.) provided by Weltkino

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

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

in Travel/What's on
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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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