Category Archives: Culture

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Twelve Weeks at Riad

Christina/ September 15, 2020/ Culture/ 0 comments

Practicing tolerance to ambiguity: this is how “Twelve week at Riad” that is the name of the book written by the German journalist Susanne Koebl. The subheading could go like: “Why the West believes more in lucrative orders than human rights”. Instead it is as follows: “Saudi-Arabia between dictatorship and breakup”. Is this really a question of either … or?

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Lost Places by Olaf Ziegler

Christina/ February 23, 2020/ Culture

This article is about a visit to a closing event at the Brunswieck coffee bar “MokkaBär” on yesterday. It is the final day of the foto-exhibition by Olaf Ziegler, showing “Lost Places” in Germany, Belgium and at the Czeck border. The artist was born in Peine (close to Brunswieck) and moved to the city of Henry the Lion in 2004.

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(Deutsch) Home.Run: Eine grenzverletzende Familiensaga

Christina/ February 22, 2020/ Culture

El-Kurdi, a German with Arabic roots from his fathers side, tells us the story of his family and himself. A story, which is quite interesting and impressive. El-Kurdis mother moved after World War II in search of a job from Germany to England. There she met her later husband, a Jordanian guy from the Arab Legion. After one year of

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The Chinese – personality profile of a global power

Christina/ February 15, 2020/ Culture

China – the Middle Kingdom. But what do we really know about the country with the largest population of the world? Despite the better and better means of communication, especially connected to the internet, the People’s Republic is still one of the great myths in our world. The government is quite strictly spreading information. And all that we here about

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These are crazy times

Christina/ January 26, 2020/ Culture

Two German guys, authors and actors at the same time, produced a new drama: The mission. Their mission is to protect human rights, minorities and democracy. For that aim messages are being shipped by them in drift bottles. Many people who collected the bottles and read the pieces of appeal write back to Markus&Markus to tell them what they do

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(Deutsch) Transmission mit sieben PS: Ein Stück Braunschweiger Geschichte

Christina/ January 18, 2020/ Culture

Artist Maic Ullmann showcases his paintings stemming from a visit in 2012 at the former tunery “Elsner & Holdschmidt Nachf.” at the Kulturpunkt West in Brunswieck. The vernissage took place last friday. The paintings, displaying hammers, skrews and other items of metal, are tributing to the existince of the former factory on the one hand and to the technology of

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Fincas de Mallorca

Christina/ January 6, 2020/ Culture

Did you ever wonder how to spend your saved money in times of zero interest? Well, it is not easy by now not to lose money. Here is my recommendation: buy your finca on Mallorca. Choose one of the mountain village as place of residence. By the way: Michael Douglas tries to get rid of his historic villa nearby Valldemossa.

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A Winter’s Tale: Palma de Mallorca

Christina/ January 6, 2020/ Culture

Did you ever think about spending New Year’s Eve in Palma de Mallorca? No? You should because it special. It is not so crowded at this time, it’s calm, it’s sunny. Especially on December 31st it is worth to visit the capital of the island. Why? On the one hand, because it is the Fest d’Estandard, that is the day

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Do we all eventually turn into our mothers, fathers?

Christina/ December 27, 2019/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

Tom Ford directed an absolute masterpiece of art – in case you are open to its message: “Don’t throw people away. We live in a culture where we throw everything away. If you have someone important, someone you love, don’t throw them away, don’t let them go. Make choices very carefully in your life.” We are talking about his second

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