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Nashville streets.

Nashville streets.

Perfect karaoke.

Vietnam Zippos

Vietnam Zippos showcases the engravings made by U.S. soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from 1965 to 1973. In a real-life version of the psychedelic war portrayed in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Sherry Buchanan tells the fascinating story of how the humble Zippo became a talisman and companion for American GIs during their tours of duty. Through a dazzling array of images, we see how Zippo lighters were used during the war, and we discover how they served as a canvas for both personal and political expression during the Age of Aquarius, engraved with etchings of peace signs and marijuana leaves and slogans steeped in all the rock lyrics, sound bites, combat slang, and antiwar mottos of the time.”

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via dearscience)

The making of: Red-Figure style.

The making of: Red-Figure style.

Ajax and Achilles playing dice.

Ajax and Achilles playing dice.

He had experienced, he says, that everything in the ordinary course of experience is empty and futile. In desperation he set himself to inquiring whether there is not a good capable of communicating itself, a good so assured and complete that the mind can adhere to it to the exclusion of all else: a good which when found and taken possession of would give him an eternally constant and supreme bliss. For he had discovered that the cause of the perturbations and vanities of life was that affection and desire were fixed upon things that perish.

—From the essay “Conflict of Authorities” in The Quest for Certainty by John Dewey

"Dipylon Vase" Late Geometric grave marker

"Dipylon Vase" Late Geometric grave marker

Late Geometric Amphora

Late Geometric Amphora

Middle Geometric Period Amphora

Middle Geometric Period Amphora