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Amanda Palmer’s deep ode to womanhood in Leipzig

in Music/Philosophies/Reviews/Stage

“Amanda Palmer’s Leipzig performance felt as if she was talking with you… as a close friend [not] just about her life, but women’s lives in general, channeled into the context of the highly charged and confusing sociopolitical climate we live in today.”

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Climate change and what you can do

in Glocal/Leipzig tips/Lifestyle
Climate change
Photo courtesy of Jaymantri

Climate change is a global issue but we can do something as an individual to battle it, too. Find out the most effective steps you can take towards a better future.

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3 existential poems: tourist, victim, phoenix

in Philosophies/Poetry
existential poems
Urban art. Public domain photo.

If taken together and interpreted a certain way, these poems may paint the picture of an individual who is discovering that depending on external validation is a dead-end; the small moments and aspects of ourselves we learn to treasure are what matters.

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Lithuanian taxidermy film travels across Europe

in Movies/Philosophies/Reviews
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.

A Leipzig-based Lithuanian viewer ponders the film: “[Animus Animalis] was very powerful and had a great variety of natural beauty in it. But some of its parts were truly irksome to watch or even think about.”

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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

in Glocal/Philosophies
Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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Mors certa, hora incerta: a poem

in Poetry
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.
Mors certa hora incerta: Inscription in Latin around the clock at the "New Town Hall" in Leipzig.

The clock is inexorable. What (random) memories do we keep?

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