The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Ending the Cold War

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Ending the Cold War

Snaking along, cutting through fields and streets, the 28-mile-long Berlin Wall stood as a border between East and West Berlin from 1961 to 1989.  On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall, a symbol of oppression since it was erected, was opened by East Germany, leading to days of emotional celebrations.  The fall of the Berlin Wall set in motion several important events, including the eventual reunification of the two countries on Oct. 3, 1990; the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe; and the eventual dissolution of the Soviet bloc in December 1991.

Historical Footage: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

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Grizzly Bear’s Ready, Able: A Hauntingly Surreal Mix of Sadness and Otherworldly Beauty

Grizzly Bear’s Ready, Able: A Haunting Surreal Mix of Sadness and Otherworldly Beauty

Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimst has given birth to another aesthetically appealing video.  Artist Allison Schulnik has created a mesmerizing smeary rainbow-dripped claymation landscape for Ready, Able.  It’s a hauntingly surreal mix of sadness, repulsion and a kind of otherworldly beauty.  Why is that one blob thing melting?  Why are those faces turning inside out?  And why do I get so depressed watching all of it?

Grizzly Bear’s Ready, Able: A Haunting Surreal Mix of Sadness and Otherworldly Beauty

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