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3 challenges for Leipzig’s startup scene

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With the resistance to multiculturalism, Leipzig may not yet be ready for a sustainable startup scene.

Our guest author wonders: Without outgrowing its resistance to diversity, how can Leipzig ever measure up to Berlin?

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How much do you know about Iran?

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A journey through Iran’s present and past, and its future hopes, from the perspective of a Leipzig-based Frenchwoman.

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Bread & games: In Brazil, football is politics

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Football and politics in Brazil: a marriage.

To say that football in Brazil is a religion is an understatement, but it is also at the heart of its politics.

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WGT: Descent on Agra Park (and Dölitz)

in My Leipzig/What's on by

“The population of Dölitz is 4,734. The number of tickets sold for this year’s WGT is somewhere in the region of 18,000, and the scale of change in neighbourhood demographics in Dölitz during this time is spectacular.”

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A voice in the ‘keller: Leipzig & Oi!

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What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)

“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”

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A day in the life of US Consul Eydelnant

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US Consul Timothy Eydelnant gives a speech opening the consulate's New Year celebration. (Photo: US Consulate General Leipzig)

Some born travelers turn to photography or reporting to harness their passion and curiosity into a profession. Timothy Eydelnant turned to diplomacy – a career which, beyond its routine, has perhaps been as rewarding as it has been harrowing.

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