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Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by ...

Paris for Beginners

A wildly adventurous journey through the City of Love
Paul adores being in control. Stains make him nervous, and he has absolutely no tolerance for bad manners. His life and his relationship with Annika would be running along an extremely straight track - if it weren't for her ...

Here’s Sand in your Eye!

Maths and physics student Lenny has decided to propose to his girlfriend Zoe on their holiday in the South of France. But then the ring falls into the pool just as he is offering it to her! When Zoe appears supremely unmoved by Lenny's proposal and his gift despite the huge effort involved in ...


Midhusbandry

Nils, 27, lives for his drum kit and his rock band, getting by as a hearing-aid dispenser's assistant while he waits for his big break. In the meantime, his relationship is in a state of crisis. Charlotte loves her job as a midwife, her chipmunk Maya-and of course Nils-but ...


Four Legs in the Way of Love

Thirty-two year old Florian dangles a baited hook in the waters of a Cologne daily paper's lonely hearts section. He owns a chaotically untidy flat and a motorbike he hasn't paid off yet, he's got an irritating mother and two really close friends. So what's missing? A ...


Make Me Happy

Sometimes, Nora thinks that her mother Elaine will send her to an early grave. Just as she has made herself comfortable in her life with her boyfriend, Nora's excentric mother details her to a special assignment in New York, where Elaine runs some kind of dating agency. Nora is supposed ...


The Final Night of the Monarchy

How the Revolution and the Munich Soviet Republic Produced Adolf Hitler

The centennial of the Revolution: an extraordinary historical overview

On November 7, 1918, the House of Wittelsbach fell from power in Bavaria, followed in short succession by all of the other German royal houses. Prior to the founding of the Republic on November 9, Kurt Eisner ...


Your stupidity makes me puke

Think first, post later...

It's incredible but true-threats to the German way of life lie in wait around every corner. Feminists are trying to blag their way to the top on the positive discrimination ticket; irksome veggies occupying the moral high ground spoil your barbecue with their politically correct renunciation of ...


I love God (and a woman)

the account of an ex-priest

Anton Aschenbrenner was a Catholic priest and religious education teacher when he fell in love with a colleague. For many years they kept their relationship secret, but when Birgit fell pregnant he decided to come out into the open. He chose his wife and child over the Church, a step that ...


And Suddenly We Were Criminals

The story of an escape from East Germany

In the summer of 1983, a group of people attempted to flee from East Germany: siblings Michael and Dorothea, both musicians from Dresden, as well as Dorothea's husband and an art student friend of theirs. Telling not even parents or friends, they planned to cross the border between Bulgaria and ...


The Little Book of Yogic Laughter

Laughter is the ideal therapy!

Laughing is good for you: when you laugh, this encourages the release of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, thereby promoting creativity, fortifying the immune system and reducing the production of stress hormones. All this means laughter is the best form ...

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