14 Versions Of The Jolly Roger Flag

On December 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Jolly Roger is probably the most famous, non-country-specific, flag in the Western world. I have to admit, though, I didn’t realise there was more than one design of the Jolly Roger. It...

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A Short Timeline Of Earth

On November 28, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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A lot has gone down on this small blue blob of ours since it was first cracked into existence. Our personal speck of grit in the Multiverse managed to throw out something pretty...

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“The Motherland Calls” – Huge Russian Statue

On November 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Motherland Calls, or Homeland-Mother is a whopper of a statue that stands proud in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The statue was built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad, a battle considered by many...

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Max Ernst: A Legend Of Dada

On November 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was a German born artist and sculptor; he was one of the prime movers and shakers of the Dada and Surrealist movements. His initial area of study was...

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Beautiful Mandalas And Their Meaning

On November 14, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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My introduction to the Mandala concept was after watching a film called Samsara, made by the same guy that made Baraka. There’s a scene where Tibetan monks are all kneeling around working on...

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Sebastian Pether: Moonlight & Poverty

On November 13, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Sebastian Pether’s paintings sell easily these days. His impressive milky moon light and his watery water needs no sales patter. Unfortunately for Pether, that wasn’t the case whilst he was alive and kicking....

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Michael Sittow: An Estonian Grand Master

On November 5, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Michael Sittow was born in Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia in 1468 or 1469. He was the son of a wealthy artist and a Swedish speaking Finn. His portraits, although very old indeed,...

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The Mystery Of The Minoan Phaistos Disc

On November 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The ancient Minoans were the first civilisation in Europe. They flourished from 2600 to 1400 BC. Hundreds of years before Greece took the reigns. Minoan society all but vanished from history, probably due...

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The Minoans: The Oldest Civilisation In Europe

On October 31, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Despite both Greek and Roman societies being more well-known, the Minoans easily predate them both. The Minoans are, in fact, the most ancient civilisation in Europe. Nowadays, it’s all about the Greeks and the Romans,...

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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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