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Leipzig: challenging vegan stereotypes

in Food/My Leipzig by
Public domain photo.

“Instead of confining us to a select few, often undeniably tasty, but sometimes just too stereotypically healthy plant-based cafes and restaurants, Leipzig allows vegetarians and vegans to partake in the consumption of fast food in the SAME PLACES as our meat-eating counterparts.”

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Polynesia and the accidental tattoo model

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"Under the Skin" - The people behind the archives at Grassi. Photo © Anne-Coralie Bonnaire

On her transition into adulthood, she lent a French Polynesian tattoo artist a piece of her skin for his art, and ended up part of the living archive at Leipzig’s Grassi Museum – connecting with her own history and others’ in ways she couldn’t have imagined.

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“I make love through gritted teeth,” Part I

in Music/My Leipzig by
Aliya Thon, © Stella Dohrmann

“There is a curious weight of pure potential in situations like this.”

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Saving the historic Bockau Arch Bridge

in Action/History by
The Bockau Arch Bridge. Photo © Jason D. Smith

Saxony’s Bockau Arch Bridge, around since 1872, became the site of key events in German and European history. As a new bridge is put in place, the older structure is scheduled to be removed completely. The Friends of the Bockau Arch Bridge are asking for support to save this historic gem, with an important meeting with state parliament reps happening on 24 April.

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Reseña: “Aniquilación” en Netflix

in Movies by
"Annihilation," now on Netflix. (Photo labeled for free reuse on Google Images)

Our first film review in Spanish! “Al igual que las manos que tras un vaso de agua se desdoblan al inicio de la cinta, ‘Aniquilación’ encuentra en la repetición deformada la manera de contar su historia.”

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5 essentials for teaching English in Leipzig

in Jobs/Philosophies by
Andréanne Roy, former freelance teacher, now Director of Studies at inlingua. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

Many expats seek out the chance to teach English in Leipzig, but now it’s getting trickier. Andréanne Roy, inlingua’s Director of Studies, shares essential tips, links, and a checklist to make the trek a bit easier.

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