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Split city: Michael Schmidt’s Berlin – in pictures

From schoolchildren to squatters and punks, Michael Schmidt captured the people and buildings of his native Berlin – as well as its unique atmosphere in the shadow of the Wall. Now, a retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris offers a complete overview of his groundbreaking images, taken between 1965 and 2014 Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Michael Schmidt, Jeu de Paume


‘They thought we were terrorists’: meet Joe Rush, the master of mutoid art and king of Glastonbury

The punky master of outsider art was once a pariah, thrown out of Britain for his anarchist ways. Now, he’s a national treasure. Joe Rush relives 40 years of sticking it to the ‘straight world’“They thought we were terrorists,” says Joe Rush, remembering the day not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall when he and a fellow anarchist took over a patch of no man’s land at the heart of the German capital. They filled it with military hardware: tanks and artillery and the like – along with a MiG-2...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Documentary, Berlin Wall, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Television & radio, Sculpture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Glastonbury, Joe Rush


Whicker: The 3-point shot is thriving in Utah, but it began in Anaheim

As the Utah Jazz approached Wednesday night’s Game 5 as if the 3-point line were the Berlin Wall, the friends and relatives of Les Selvage must have been smiling. The Jazz took 37 shots in the first half of what became . Thirty were launched from behind the 3-point line, which the American Basketball Association brought us in 1967. Selvage represents a rough thru-line between those days and Wednesday. He attempted 5.9 3-point shots per game for the Anaheim Amigos, who moved to Los Angeles the n...
Tags: Utah, Berlin Wall, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Missouri, Nba, Jazz, Ncaa, Tim Duncan, West Coast, Aba, Steph Curry


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews

This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews A sweeping memoir of American politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In This Country, Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post–World War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It is a story driven by an ...
Tags: Utah, Podcast, Congress, White House, Berlin Wall, America, Seo, Reagan, Iran, South Africa, New York Times, Northern Ireland, Philadelphia, Msnbc, Kennedy, Chris


CNN Is Selling News Clips As NFTs

In an initiative called the Vault by CNN, “the WarnerMedia-owned cable news channel … will ‘mint’ NFTs on the Flow blockchain of memorable moments from CNN’s 41-year history. It will then sell them to the public as digital collectibles.” Yes, TV coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the inauguration of Donald Trump, or the death of Anna Nicole Smith could be yours. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Berlin Wall, Cnn, Donald Trump, Anna Nicole Smith, WarnerMedia, 06.16.21


From Minsk to Hong Kong, people power just isn’t working any more | Will Hutton

Last week’s detention of an activist in Belarus is only the latest of many signals that we must relearn how to defend our valuesThe west’s ineffectiveness in the face of the arrant use of torture, unlawful arrest, savage imprisonment without trial and flagrant abuse of international law, even close to home in Europe, is among the bleakest symptoms of our times. The people power we saw embodied in the strikes in the Gdańsk shipyards, the fall of the Berlin Wall and even the Arab spring has not pr...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Human Rights, Berlin Wall, Russia, Eu, World news, Britain, Xi Jinping, Ryanair, Belarus, Alexei Navalny, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Will Hutton


Editorial: The UN must regain its credibility

The body’s inaction during the Iraq war and Russia’s annexation of the Crimea makes it weaker when it comes to negotiation peace in the Middle East The post Editorial: The UN must regain its credibility appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Cold War, Middle East, Palestine, Crimea, Un, Editorial, Openaccess, Apartheid


Editorial: The UN must regain its credibility

The body’s inaction during the Iraq war and Russia’s annexation of the Crimea makes it weaker when it comes to negotiation peace in the Middle East The post Editorial: The UN must regain its credibility appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Russia, Israel, Cold War, Middle East, Palestine, Crimea, Un, Editorial, Openaccess, Apartheid


Discontent in the Golden State

Profound political changes can happen suddenly, and apparently without warning. Some of the big surprises that caught experts off-guard include the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union. In the U.S., political experts were stunned in 1994 when Republicans won majorities in Congress after 40 years in the minority, and you probably remember how many people failed to predict that Donald J. Trump would be elected president in 2016. In the aftermath of shocking political events, exp...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Berlin Wall, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, DMV, San Jose, Committee, Gavin Newsom, State, Lee, Soviet Union, Los Angeles County, Assembly


Van Morrison: Latest Record Project Volume 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week

(Exile/BMG)The veteran bluesman loudly wakes up the sheeple with this boring and paranoid double album, reminiscent of a dinner party with a bitter divorceeEven a man as implacably opposed to lockdown as Van Morrison – who spent 2020 releasing songs rubbishing science as “crooked facts”, mocking people for wearing masks and describing the government as “fascist bullies” while also invoking the Berlin Wall – might be forced to concede it had its advantages. After all, it gave him the time to writ...
Tags: Music, Berlin Wall, Soul, Culture, Pop and rock, Blues, Van Morrison, Alexis Petridis


There’s no denying the California exodus

With human migration, there is something called the “gate test.” If a nation opens its gates, do people come in or do they flee? With the Berlin Wall, it was obvious. Once the wall fell, there was a rush of humanity from East to West, not the other way around. The “gate test” applies to states as well. The California gates are open and people are going, well, elsewhere. That fact was made abundantly clear this past week when Census results were announced and California lost a congressional seat ...
Tags: Texas, Congress, California, Opinion, Berlin Wall, America, Sport, West, Soccer, House, Rick Perry, East, Legislature, GLEASON, Census Bureau, Jon Coupal


The Soft Power Of Brands

“Soft power.” It is a weird combination of ideas, right? How can a power be soft? And yet, soft power can be credited with the demolition of the Berlin Wall, the Arab Spring, and the allure that the United States still holds for many people around the world. For a business, soft power rests in its brand. That illusive, intangible something that makes people want to buy a product or service more than the alternatives. In the late 1980s, Joseph S. Nye, Jr. developed the concept of “soft power” ...
Tags: Apple, North Korea, China, Berlin Wall, Nokia, Iran, United States, Nye, Branding, Li, Brand Management, Eric Li, Joseph S Nye Jr, Nigel Hollis, Soft Power Of Brands


Danone, The Green Revolution, And The Next Wave Of Business Transformation

Last Friday, my daughter — who will soon turn 15 — participated in her first demonstration, one organized by Fridays for Future. She’s passionate about climate change and biodiversity. I was 12 years old when the Chernobyl disaster occurred, but I was (and still am) passionate about politics. The fall of the Berlin Wall was […]
Tags: Berlin Wall, Marketing, Customer Experience, Age Of The Customer, Danone, B2C Marketing, CMO Trends


America is going to need to spend massive amounts of money to rebuild its tarnished global reputation

A weathered American flag lies on the road in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Mark Wilson/Getty Images The US global image has been deeply damaged by Trump and decades of skimping on diplomacy. In order to rebuild America's image, the government needs to be willing to spend tens of billions of dollars.  Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. He runs the crisis-communications agency Global Situation Room. This is an opinion ...
Tags: Amazon, China, Berlin Wall, Defense, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Capitol Hill, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Obama White House, Brett Bruen


Rododendron: The Last Spark of Communism

"Iron Curtain" was the name of the metaphoric barrier separating communist Eastern Europe from the West during the Cold War. The symbolic fence-cutting at the Austro-Hungarian border led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of communist regimes in Europe. However, in Hungary the road to democracy was a long and tough way, paved with emotional turmoils and individual tragedies. The short film Rododendron focuses on "the last spark" of communist regime before it burns a...
Tags: Europe, Berlin Wall, Advertising, Hungary, West, Eastern Europe, Rododendron


How US special-operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory

An Iraqi T-55 main battle tank burns after an attack by the 1st British Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm, February 1991. CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images As the threat from the Soviet Union declined in the early 1990s, a new challenge for the US arose in the Middle East. The first Gulf War was a textbook conventional war, but it featured an array special-operations missions that helped secure victory. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Soon after the fall o...
Tags: Navy, Saudi Arabia, White House, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Coalition, Middle East, Delta, Army, Rangers, SBS, British Embassy, Saddam Hussein


Deutschland 89: 'We filmed it in the Stasi's old HQ – it's a horror museum'

The fall of the Berlin Wall was greeted with jubilation – but it also unleashed chaos and fear. As the cold war TV spy saga reaches 1989, its writers and stars recall those tumultuous daysWhen Joerg Winger did his military service in West Germany, he was given the job of snooping on Russian troops stationed in the GDR, or East Germany, the authoritarian regime on the other side of the iron curtain. “It was the 80s,” Joerg says. “I was a radio signaller. And one Christmas, I remember the Russians...
Tags: Television, Drama, Germany, Berlin Wall, Culture, Television & radio, Stasi, Anna, Deutschland 83, East Germany, West Germany, Martin Rauch, Joerg, Joerg Winger


Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


21st Century Spielberg Ranked From Worst to Best

Now that the 21st Century Spielberg column/podcast has come to a close (at least until West Side Story arrives in December 2021), it’s time to look back at Steven Spielberg‘s films from the 2000s and 2010s and see how they all stack up. Overall, the 21st century has produced some of Spielberg’s most interesting, challenging, and rewarding work – but not all of it worked. 14. Ready Player One Not only is Ready Player One Spielberg’s worst 21st-century offering, but it’s also quite possibly...
Tags: Post, Movies, Washington Post, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Roald Dahl, Features, Tom Hanks, Munich, Meryl Streep, Leonardo Dicaprio, Stanley Kubrick, Graham, Mark Rylance, Lincoln, Kubrick


John le Carre, Author of Spy Novels, Dies at Age 89

"This terrible year has claimed a literary giant and a humanitarian spirit," tweeted novelist Stephen King, adding later that "The Little Drummer Girl was one of the best novels I've ever read." Margaret Atwood tweeted "His Smiley novels are key to understanding the mid-20th century." And the Associated Press tells the story of how spy-novel writer John le Carré was "drawn to espionage by an upbringing that was superficially conventional but secretly tumultuous." Born David John Moore Cornwel...
Tags: Germany, Berlin Wall, Stephen King, Tech, Ap, David, Austria, Oxford, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Associated Press, John Le Carre, Margaret Atwood, Oxford University, British Embassy, Carr


Master spy writer John le Carre dies at 89, agent says

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. In such classics as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le ...
Tags: Books, England, London, News, Germany, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, Africa, Sport, Ap, Bbc, David, Austria, Britain, Soccer


Jenny Erpenbeck: ‘My experience of East Germany is changed by every book I read’

The prize-winning writer on her new memoir Not a Novel, growing up near the Berlin Wall and her support for refugeesThe writing of Jenny Erpenbeck has a tendency to sneak up on you rather than trumpet its arrival. The first page of her new book Not a Novel starts with an understated polemic. “There is nothing better for a child than to grow up at the ends of the earth,” she writes in a short piece of memoir about her childhood living on the 13th floor of a high-rise on Berlin’s Leipziger Strasse...
Tags: Europe, Books, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Fiction, Culture, Fiction in translation, Essays, East Germany, Jenny Erpenbeck, Erpenbeck, Leipziger Strasse


Angelina Jolie to Direct ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’, the Story of War Photographer Don McCullin

It’s been a few years since Angelina Jolie got behind the camera as a director. The last film she helmed was First They Killed My Father in 2017, but soon she’ll be working on another true story in Unreasonable Behaviour, the story of British war photographer Don McCullin. And this time she’ll be getting some help from another superstar actor, with Tom Hardy stepping up to produce. Based on Don McCullin’s autobiography published in 1992 (and updated in 2017), the film will tell the story of ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Drama, Berlin Wall, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Angelina-Jolie, Raf, Nikon, Don McCullin, Tom Hardy, Baker, True Story, north London, Dean Baker


A contraband pair of Levi's were worth up to $500 on Germany's black market during the Cold War because they were an icon of American culture

Levi Strauss 501 jeans. Cash/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty During the Cold War, a pair of Levi's jeans represented the American spirit to thousands of Germans divided by capitalism and socialism.  Levi's were banned from Soviet-occupied East Germany, yet teens wore them anyway.  The jeans became a symbol of freedom and youth culture throughout the 70s and 80s.  To hear the full story, subscribe for free to Business Insider's podcast, "Brought to You By ..." Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Fashion, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Trends, West, Vogue, Retail, Getty, Levi's, Levi Strauss, Levi


60. The Levi's That Came in from the Cold

Crystal Cox/Business Insider At the start of the Cold War, Levi's jeans represented everything communist governments were trying to stamp out. But Levi's kept finding their way behind the Iron Curtain, especially into East Germany. There, people could see what they were missing just over the wall that separated them from the West. East German officials started to worry: Could a pair of pants bring down the government?  Listen on: Apple Podcasts  |  Stitcher  |  Spotify  | and more.Repor...
Tags: Europe, UK, Bruce Springsteen, Abc, Kentucky, France, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Fbi, ELSE, Prague


Manchester prepares for fall of its 'Berlin Wall'

Tadao Ando’s modernist work in Piccadilly Gardens has divided opinion since 2002To some it is a modernist masterpiece for which “any other city in the world would give their right arm”. To others, it is a concrete carbuncle that should never have been installed on what was once Manchester’s lushest square.Work was set to begin on Monday to demolish the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only UK work after sceptics won the battle over what has been dubbed the Mancunian Berlin Wall. Continue reading....
Tags: UK, Berlin Wall, Communities, Society, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Manchester, Greater Manchester, North Of England, Piccadilly Gardens, Tadao Ando


Trump and his faux-intellectual disciples are pushing fake 'voter fraud' claims. Republicans are cashing in.

CARSON, NEVADA, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/08: A protester holds a placard saying 'Stop The Steal, Election Fraud' during the demonstration. Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Trump lost the election, by a lot. Because he's too weak to admit he's a loser, he's damaging democracy.  Internet "skeptics" are amplifying his fake voter fraud claims by engaging in baseless speculation couched in faux intellectual inquiry.  The skeptics created smoke in search of a fire, b...
Tags: Florida, Law, Senate, White House, Berlin Wall, US, Dnc, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Heritage, New Hampshire, George W Bush, Karl Rove


Trumpworld's faux-intellectual grifters are helping him debase democracy with bogus 'voter fraud' claims. And Republicans rake in the cash.

CARSON, NEVADA, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/08: A protester holds a placard saying 'Stop The Steal, Election Fraud' during the demonstration. Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Trump lost the election, by a lot. Because he's too weak to admit he's a loser, he's damaging democracy.  Internet "skeptics" are amplifying his fake voter fraud claims by engaging in baseless speculation couched in faux intellectual inquiry.  The skeptics created smoke in search of a fire, b...
Tags: Florida, Law, Senate, White House, Berlin Wall, US, Dnc, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Heritage, New Hampshire, George W Bush, Karl Rove


59. The Pepski Generation

Crystal Cox/Business Insider In 1990, PepsiCo made a deal with the Soviet Union for submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. It was the largest agreement ever made between an American company and the USSR. But it wasn't Pepsi's first deal with the Soviets. For decades, one executive had been flying to the Soviet Union to meet foreign trade ministers, politicians, and regular Russians. At the height of the Cold War, he was determined to make a deal and bring two countries locked i...
Tags: Europe, New York, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, China, Berlin Wall, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Taiwan, Rome