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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 ...
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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 ...
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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


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...
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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


How the CEO of Pepsi, by bartering battleships and vodka, negotiated Cold War diplomacy and brought his soda to the Soviet Union

People stand outside a Pepsi refreshment stand in Moscow ahead of the 1980 Olympics. ASSOCIATED PRESS In the second half of the 20th century, icy diplomatic relations between the US and the Soviet Union made it nearly impossible for American companies to do business in the USSR. Don Kendall, the CEO of Pepsi at the time, made it his mission to break into the Soviet market. Long before the two countries had a working relationship, Kendall was negotiating with the Kremlin top brass to sell h...
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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...
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The Berlin Wall fell 31 years ago. Here's how people who were there in 1989 remember the historic 'Mauerfall' today.

East German border guards look through a hole in the Berlin wall after demonstrators pulled down one segment at the Brandenburg Gate on November 11, 1989. Associated Press/Lionel Cironneau The Berlin Wall fell 31 years ago, on November 9, 1989.It was a moment that shocked the world and marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War — culminating in the toppling of the East German communist dictatorship, the reunification of Germany in 1990, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.But ...
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CS Score: Bride of Frankenstein and El Camino’s Dave Porter & Thomas Golubić

CS Score: Bride of Frankenstein and El Camino’s Dave Porter & Thomas Golubić Hey there, soundtrack lovers! We’ve got another great batch of film score features for you to check out. First, we preview a track from the upcoming soundtrack to The Umbrella Academy 2, followed by a look at Waxwork Records’ fantastic new The Bride of Frankenstein vinyl soundtrack, an interview with renowned composer/producer Reinhold Heil and, finally, an interview with composer Dave Porter and series music superv...
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The politics of punk in the era of Trump

Trump is Punk! It’s a hashtag. It’s a slogan on t-shirts and trucker hats. It’s a click-bait headline.Milo Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart editor, may have started this buzz with his speech (delivered in drag) at Louisiana State University on 22 September 2016, in which he claimed that “being a Donald Trump supporter is the new punk” because it would “piss off your teachers, piss off your parents, piss off your friends.” Then in October, The Atlantic published “Donald Trump, Sex Pistol: The Pun...
Tags: Books, New York Post, Music, London, Featured, Law, Vladimir Putin, Dicks, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, America, Reagan, Atlantic, Gop, United States


21st Century Spielberg Podcast: ‘Bridge of Spies’ and ‘The Post’ Personify the Spielbergian Hero’s Quest to Do the Right Thing

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st-century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Bridge of Spies and The Post.) The Spielbergian hero is someone who not only does the right thing, but goes above and beyond. Someone who risks it all – life, limb, and reputation – for the greater good. And not some wispy, intangible greater good, either – oh, no. It’s no...
Tags: Post, New York, Movies, Podcasts, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, America, Features, Fbi, Tom-Hanks, Brooklyn, United States


How a mistake at a press conference helped bring down the Berlin Wall

West Berliners watch East German border guards open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near the Potsdamer Square, November 11, 1989. GERARD MALIE/AFP/Getty Images October 3 was the 30th anniversary of when East Germany, or the GDR, ceased to exist and its territories joined the Federal Republic of Germany. Many steps led to Germany's reunification in 1990, but perhaps none were more dramatic than the night of November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall, and the restrictions it r...
Tags: Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Trends, Austria, West, Gdr, Hamburg, Peter, Soviet Union, East Germany, East, West Germany, Czechoslovakia, West Berlin, Berliner


Belarus opposition leader sees inspiration in fallen Berlin wall

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya visited a fragment of the Berlin Wall ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, saying she saw in it a symbol of the transformation she wanted to bring about in her own country. Tsikhanouskaya, who says she won Belarus's presidential election two months ago and accuses President Alexander Lukashenko, in power for 26 years, of hanging on to power only via massive electoral fraud, is in Berlin to drum up support. Hundreds of...
Tags: News, Angela Merkel, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Tsikhanouskaya, Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya


Since reunification, Germany has had its best 30 years. The next 30 will be harder | Timothy Garton Ash

The EU is in the country’s DNA. But global threats mean a strong transatlantic western alliance has never been more vitalHappy birthday, Germany: 30 years old on 3 October, the anniversary of German unification in 1990. But hang on a minute, isn’t Germany 71? Counting, that is, from the foundation of the Federal Republic in 1949. Or 149, if we go back to the first unification of Germany, in 1871? Or 1,220 years old, if we take the coronation of Charlemagne, in 800, to be the beginning of what Ge...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin Wall, Eu, World news, Nato, Donald Trump, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Reich, Timothy Garton Ash, Tacitus, FC Bayern Munich, Federal Republic


German reunification: 'Like going abroad and knowing that you’ll never come home' - archive, 1990

As the two Germanies prepared to become one on 3 October 1990, Richard Boston visited East Germany to ask people how they felt about the end of their nation2 October 1990 Continue reading...
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Punk rock and Reagan led Jimmy Camp to a career in politics

Political operative /pəˈlidək(ə)l/ /ˈäp(ə)rədiv/: a person who works, through various means, toward achieving the ideological objectives of a particular party I’m often asked, “How did you become a Republican? You don’t look like a Republican.” It’s kind of a long story. Walking into the phone bank at Nason, Lundberg & Associates on any given night between 1988 and 1992, you wouldn’t think it was a political consulting firm catering to the likes of Orange County’s most powerful conservatives. It...
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'Germany looks like it's still divided': stark gaps persist 30 years after reunification

Sobering studies for landmark October anniversary show many in east feel second-class citizensMajor differences between the lives and attitudes of Germans in the west and east of the country persist 30 years after reunification, a range of studies released for the October anniversary show.From wages to childcare, trust in political leaders and state institutions, to the importance of an east or west identity, the gaps are stark, the government ombudsman for the former communist East Germany (GDR...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Berlin Wall, World news, East Germany, Marco Wanderwitz


M. C. Armstrong's Playlist for His Memoir "The Mysteries of Haditha"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. M. C. Armstrong's The Mysteries of Haditha is more than a war memoir, the book combines reportage with autobiography to remarkable effect. Phil Klay wrote of the book: "The Mysteries of Haditha is...
Tags: Music, Guantanamo Bay, Diet, Navy, Snowden, Nsa, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Wilco, America, Syria, David, United States, Edward Snowden, Middle East, Al Qaeda


Scorpions Promise Piece of Berlin Wall with Every Copy of New Box Set

Box sets from classic rock bands have sometimes come under criticism for excessive trinkets — like the marbles included in some of Pink Floyd’s — but fans may not be so quick to roll away a bonus included in a forthcoming collection from the Scorpions: a piece of the Berlin Wall. The release, which is […]
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The Golden Age of Berlin Comes to Life in the Classic, Avant-Garde Film, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis (1927)

The rediscovery of Berlin began thirty years ago this November, with the demolition of the wall that had long divided the city's western and eastern halves. Specifically, the Berlin Wall had stood since 1961, meaning the younger generation of West and East Berliners had no memory of their city's being whole. In another sense, the same could be said of their parents' generation, who saw nearly a third of Berlin destroyed in the Second World War. Only the most venerable Berliners would hav...
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Britain might look to Germany to heal the north-south divide | Torsten Bell

What happened after the fall of the Berlin Wall involved money, and lots of itBefore the government was forced into locking down British regions, it wanted to level them up, closing productivity gaps between north and south. That’s a valuable objective, reinforced by new research on UK regional inequality from academics appropriately spread across Sheffield, Birmingham and London. The paper reminds us that the UK has some of the biggest productivity gaps between regions in the developed world, w...
Tags: Productivity, Europe, Business, UK, London, Germany, Berlin Wall, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, North-south Divide, South East, Torsten Bell, Sheffield Birmingham


The Moment When Bob Dylan Went Electric: Watch Him Play “Maggie’s Farm” at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965

The phrase “when Dylan went electric” once carried as much weight in pop culture history as “the fall of the Berlin Wall” carries in, well, history. Both events have receded into what feels like the distant past, but in the early 1960s, they likely seemed equally unlikely to many a serious Bob Dylan fan in the folk scene. The also seemed equally consequential. To understand the culture of the decade, we must understand the import of Dylan’s appearance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965...
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The Scent Of East Germany In A Tincture + Sample Giveaway

  Revealed to the fragrance community on the last day of The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Experimental Scent Summit, LA-based artists Regina Mamou and Lara Salmon of the moniker “Research For The Bermuda Triangle” are in the finishing stages of a formula designed to evoke the lost smell of objects and landscapes particular to the post-war, intra-Soviet, pre-Berlin-Wall-fall German Demo... Read full article: The Scent Of East Germany In A Tincture + Sample Giveaway from Fragrantica Perfumes...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin Wall, East Germany, Institute for Art, Regina Mamou, Lara Salmon


The Excitement And Pain Of Reckoning With The Enslavers Of Bristol

The statue of Edward Colston loomed over the city at the beginning of June, and historians had given up hope to get even a plaque of context about the man. Now, “beaten-up, bloodied and graffitied, Colston’s statue is no longer just another piece of mediocre, late-Victorian public art. As is the case with the hundreds of segments of the Berlin Wall, which today stand in museums across the world, the graffiti Colston has acquired is as historically significant as the object on to which it was sc...
Tags: Art, Berlin Wall, Bristol, Visual, Colston, Edward Colston, 07.12.20


Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

At the Berlin Wall, a large portrait of Floyd is seen alongside yellow block letters spelling "I CAN'T BREATHE," words he repeated before dying as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The May 25 incident, captured on video, prompted widespread protests across the United States and in other countries. The case was ruled a homicide by medical examiners, and Derek Chauvin, the white officer was charged with second-degree murder.
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#TakeTwoKnees And The Art Of Transforming Familiar Music In Troubled Times

Anthony McGill, New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist, launched a new mini-genre of musical protest on May 28 when he tweeted a video of himself playing “America the Beautiful,” transposed into a minor key, in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and “the struggle for justice and decency.” David Patrick Stearns surveys some #TakeTwoKnees responses and some similar musical repurposings from earlier years — from Leonard Bernstein’s famous Beethoven 9th at the fallen Berlin Wall to Jimi Hen...
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin Wall, America, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven, Woodstock, Judy Garland, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Anthony McGill, David Patrick Stearns, George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery, 06.11.20


George Floyd killing triggers wave of activism around the world

Protests have spread to UK, France, Israel, Australia, south-east Asia and parts of AfricalHis face is on murals in Belfast, on a shard of the Berlin Wall and on a blown-out building in Idlib. “I can’t breathe,” some of the last words George Floyd uttered as he was killed, are painted across a wall in Montreal. A slaver’s statue in Bristol has been uprooted. Statues of a colonial king have been burned and defaced across Belgium. In the Netherlands, the prime minister says a blackface Christmas r...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Protest, Minneapolis, Indonesia, France, Berlin Wall, Nigeria, Africa, Israel, Race, World news, Australia news, US news, Thailand, Asia Pacific


Is the US still the world's moral leader? Not after what Trump just did this week

Remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany still stand as a reminder that freedoms have always been hard won. Today, part of the wall has been painted over with a mural of George Floyd and the words "I can't breathe," another reminder of how quickly freedoms can be taken away.
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Analysis: Is the US still the world's moral leader? Not after what Trump just did this week

Remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany still stand as a reminder that freedoms have always been hard won. Today, part of the wall has been painted over with a mural of George Floyd and the words "I can't breathe," another reminder of how quickly freedoms can be taken away.
Tags: News, Germany, Berlin Wall, US, Stories, Trump, George Floyd