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Microaggressions and love as a foreigner in Leipzig

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"It was here that I met... some of my dearest friends. (...) At the same time, Leipzig is the first city I've lived where I've come to recognize microaggressions for what they are, as they surface in random, mundane moments of my daily life."

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Paper checks & balances: life, paycheck to paycheck

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"While the checks bring some urgent relief to the pandemic’s economic victims, it might be better not to calculate their costs in terms of ink and paper, logistics, and carbon emissions. Into the bargain, President Trump has been able to abuse the paper checks as vehicles for his reelection campaign, by printing his name on

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When your bullies become right-wing reactionaries

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Suddenly, it all makes sense.

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Janelas no Purgatório: essay in Portuguese

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Quem de nós "expatriados" não se lembra do momento que decidiu jogar tudo pro alto e se mandar? Mesmo que tenha demorado um pouco entre a decisão e a ação...

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A day in the life of US Consul Eydelnant

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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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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

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

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