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Will the real Canaletto please stand up?

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Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was active in the 18th century. (Photo: public domain)

Trivia question: What’s the connection between two Canalettos, Venice and the town of Pirna near Dresden?

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“The Ripple Effect” reaches Leipzig

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Four deserts. AI. Rebirth. A money strike. How far can one idea reverberate? Let's hear from this year's speakers at TEDxHHL. The theme was "The Ripple Effect," and it took place at Leipzig's Werk 2. (Photo: public domain)

Four deserts. AI. Rebirth. A money strike. How far can one idea reverberate? Let’s hear from this year’s speakers at TEDxHHL.

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Peter Krauskopf: STRUKTUR at G2

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Peter Krauskopf broke the HGB mould by choosing abstraction over realism. The result is a vibrant state of positive flux that leaves a pleasant taste in your mouth.

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Exposing rape culture one #MeToo at a time

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rape culture

“Why hadn’t I kneed him in the gonads? Why hadn’t I gotten up and moved somewhere else? Why hadn’t I shouted and woken everyone up and told them all what he had done? I don’t know. But I do now.” #MeToo

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Dunkel. Dreckig. Reudnitz. Martin.

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Portrait of Martin Meißner, the blogger behind Dunkel. Dreckig. Reudnitz. (Photo: Stefan Hopf)

The 30-year-old behind one of Leipzig’s most popular online pages talks about his creation, takes us to some of his favorite local spots, and tells us why he and others are deciding to settle down in Reudnitz.

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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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