Charlie Bertsch / 06 Jul 2022

Working Through History

Folk on Acid, by OOPUS

If you stumbled upon Estonian band OOPUS at a festival, where many different acts are on the schedule, it might take you a few minutes to realize how special they are.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 23 Feb 2022

Echoes of the Past

Water and Tears, by Il Santo Bevitore

For the first thirty seconds, Il Santo Bevitore’s “Fractured Belief” sounds like the sort of music that would be made by the driving force behind a music festival called Dronica, reminiscent of an early Sub Pop song played at 16rpm.(...)

The father of reunification. Mikhail Gorbachev, East Side Gallery.
John Foster / 24 Jan 2020

Remembrance Culture

Hope Harrison’s After the Berlin Wall

Memory is one of the most important elements of modern societies. Nowhere has its centrality been so fully illustrated than in Germany.(...)

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