They?re Still Painting, and More: The Leipzig Art Scene

First a success, then a bubble: the hype surrounding the ?New Leipzig School? put the city on the map of the art world, but also blinkered its vision.... more more

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17 - 28 December, 2009

Boris von Haken's revelation, that the revered musicologist Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht was involved in the murder of 14,000 Jews in Crimea, is a catastrophe for German musicology, says Die Welt. The FAZ asks why Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's sentence was kept so quiet. Alexander Kluge celebrates the Net in the spirit of the quantum. And with the Demjanjuk trial underway, the Tagesspiegel remembers the uprising in Sobibor.
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Saturday 12 - Friday 18 December, 2009

A rotting plague corpse in wax speaks volumes about contemporary Naples. Die Zeit tells a horrifying story about the former doyen of German musicology Hans-Heinrich Eggebrecht - years after his death he has now been implicated in the murder of 14,000 Jews in Crimea. Oliver Reese's Frankfurt production of "Phaedra" is a celebration of the art of gesture. The Romanian poet Werner Söllner talks about his years as Securitate informer. And, the FR asks, was the Romanian revolution really a revolution after all?
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Saturday 5 - Friday 11 December, 2009

The taz bathes in light, in Wolfsburg of all places. Herta Müller explains how literature helps the oppressed. The artist Parastou Forouhar is being kept in Iran against her will. Mircea Cartarescu explains why it is so hard to purge Romania of the Securitate. The poet Durs Grünbein wonders why people feel so aggressive when they see the sculptures of Markus Lüpertz. Navid Kermani says Switzerland has a fundamentalist problem - abut it's not Islamic.
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Saturday 28 November - Friday 4 December

The Swiss anti-minaret vote has been the focus of feuilleton attention this week. The NZZ calls it a disgrace for journalism. Tariq Ramadam says the Muslims should have been more active in preventing it. Historian Hamed Abdel-Samad looks at Islam's failure to modernise and says it's time the Muslims engaged in self-criticism if they don't like others doing it. Mario Vargas Llosa praises the EU as the only political project that is both revolutionary and real. And the Tagesschau, Germany's oldest news institution, comes under fire for its stultifying depiction of the world.
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