How Brazilian Culture Has Been Shaped by Africa

On November 24, 2018 by Lazer Horse

Brazil, the largest country in South America and the 4th largest democracy in the world, is a melting pot in the truest of senses. The giant country boasts one of the most genetically...

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People of Color in European Art History

On October 31, 2018 by Lazer Horse

I’ve recently been reading a series of articles on race, racism, and the Middle Ages. They’re a fascinating read, and I recommend taking a look. The articles were written in response to the...

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The Long Lasting Influence of the Ancient Egyptians

On January 18, 2018 by Muelo
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Thousands of ancient civilisations came and went, but few left their mark as successfully as the Egyptians. From the house you live in today to the medical treatment you receive at hospital, the...

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Amasunzu: The World’s Freshest Haircut

On October 22, 2017 by Lazer Horse
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We don’t cover all that many fashion topics here at Lazer Horse Towers, but the Amasunzu haircut is a worthy exception. It is wonderful. The crest-like hairstyle originated in Rwanda; it was traditionally worn...

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2016 Roundup: 8 Things You Probably Missed

On December 31, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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As with all previous years, there were some seismic goings on in 2016. This year’s happenings, however, seemed slightly more seismic than others. Brexit, Trump, the migrant crisis, rising global temperatures, and the demise...

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Dallol, Ethiopia: Hot, Hot, Hot

On August 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Which is earth’s hottest region? People, most regularly, mention the area that has clocked up the highest recorded temperature – Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California – reaching a dirty 56.7 °C (134 °F). Dallol, Ethiopia doesn’t normally get as much of...

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Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef’s Beautiful African Landscapes

On June 19, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957) is one of Africa’s most renowned landscape artists. He is considered by many to be one of the best old South African masters. Here are some of his best bits: MORE...

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José Ortiz-Echagüe: Beautifully Bleak Photography

On December 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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José Ortiz-Echagüe was born in Guadalajara in 1886, into a military family.  At the tender of age of 12, he received his first camera and took to photography. His brother, a talented artist,...

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Patas Monkey: Fastest Monkey On Land

On December 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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This good looking creature is the patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas), also known as the wadi monkey, military monkey, or hussar monkey. She claims the prize as the fastest monkey on the ground. At top whack,...

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Drums And Shadows. Hypnotising Phonetics

On October 24, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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In the 1930s, a group of workers on the Georgia Writers Project spent time interviewing elderly Negroes, living in the rural and archaic townships scattered around the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. Most interviewees...

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