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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ten years after Katrina

Ten years after Katrina

Many, and expats of US-origin in particular, will remember how hurricane Katrina dominated the headlines ten years ago. At the end of August ten years ago Hurricane Katrina, the most momentous storm ever to hit the USA, devastated the southern states of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. After the dams had broken in New Orleans three quarters of the city fell victim to the floods. An estimated 1’500 people lost their lives, over one million people became homeless, and after their evacuation many of them still have not been able to return, have become uprooted and lost their social environment. In

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Comments Off   |  27/08/2015 Society, Uncategorized

From Garage to Gallery, from Scrap to Art and Destruction

From Garage to Gallery, from Scrap to Art and Destruction

The late Bernhard Luginbühl was larger-than-life, and his works of art often massive – some of them can soon be seen in a former garage. By Shirley L. Kearney The mischievously whimsical yet serious Bernhard Luginbühl (1929 – 2011) would be smiling at the thought of his forthcoming exhibition (4 September – 24 October) to be displayed in the 850 m2 von Bartha building, a former garage, at Kannenfeldplatz 6. Outside, the petrol pumps still function. Inside, major art breathes in the space it merits. Von Bartha was established in 1970 by Margareta and Miklos von Bartha, with their main focus

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Comments Off   |  26/08/2015 Culture, Uncategorized

Premiere at Basel’s beer market

Premiere at Basel’s beer market

Basel’s third Beer Market comes up with a first:  you can sample beers by a small brewery from the other side of Switzerland’s national borders. By Martin Pütter Baslers love beer, and craft beers in particular – that is also a reason why the number of small and micro breweries participating at the Basler Beer Market is rising continuously. When it takes place for the third time at Vogesenplatz next to St. Johann station on 29 August, 20 breweries will be present – up from 12 last year. And, for the first time, a brewery from abroad will participate: the

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Comments Off   |  23/08/2015 Events, Uncategorized