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Jamaica and Germany flag pins

Until recently, the biggest link between Jamaica and Germany was tennis player Dustin Brown but now there’s a new connection. But it has nothing to do with the Jamaican people. So what is this “Jamaican coalition”? Let’s start from the beginning.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened talks on Friday to form a coalition with […]

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NOSFERATU - German Expressionist classic

German expressionism helped shaped cinema during the Modernist period. Open Culture have selected 10 iconic films to watch for free, from Nosferatu to the prophetic classic Metropolis. German Expressionism ended in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. They weren’t interested in asking uncomfortable questions and viewed such dark tales of cinematic angst as unpatriotic. […]

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When the Barcelona Pavilion was designed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exhibition, it wasn’t built to last. The gorgeous modernist structure with its refined glass and marble stoa was merely created for the exhibition as a temporary building and was taken down within a year. Its architect, the revered Mies van der Rose left […]

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