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Where we came from and why we are here are two questions that have haunted human beings from the beginning of our time on this planet. As a species, we have spent millennia constructing myths and legends to give meaning to our existence on this planet, and to give hope

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Written By J. Bennett Photography by Edward Colver With Reagan in the White House and the economy in the toilet, early ’80s America was a warzone. Our culture reflected it: Tipper Gore and the PMRC held Congressional hearings in an attempt to get Twisted Sister, Judas Priest and W.A.S.P. to answer

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Excerpt from the final chapter of HEAVY: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music by JJ Anselmi   Excision   The surgeon draws an ellipse on my forearm with black marker, injecting anesthetic at several different points. When my skin is numb, she delicately traces the marker

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via Prague Post Books on witchcraft and the occult collected by SS chief Heinrich Himmler were found in a storage depot near Prague used by the Czech National Library. The depot has not been accessed since the 1950s, according to UK tabloid the Daily Mail, which cited Norwegian newspaperVerdens Gang.

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Being a parent with macabre interests, it stuns me how sanitized a version of reality we share with our kids today. For example, my kids have both the original Beatrix Potter books and reprints that were done in the 2000s. In the reprinted version of Squirrel Nutkin, there are so

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I love hearing about the weird stuff that people were afraid of as kids. For me it was the kimono-wearing faceless mannequins in the window of a dry cleaner’s at the Arbutus Mall. I would hide every time we drove past it in the parking lot, begging my mom to

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Being a child of the child of the 70’s and 80’s, images of Satan and the occult were everywhere, from late night horror movies to books that exploited the underworld. I can’t forget all of of the killer record covers from this era – Sex, Nudity, Motorcycles and Bondage went hand in

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Requiem On August 15, 2009, 14-year-old Kevin Barrera was shot, killed, and left beside train tracks in Richmond, California. Nearly four years later, the gruesome scene featuring a cruiser and police officers standing near the dead body was discovered, archived on Google Maps. After discovering the image, Barrera’s distraught father

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Text & Photos: Mattias Westfalk I met Uncle Allan many years ago in Tokyo for the first time, and we struck up a friendship back then that still holds true to this day. A brother from another mother, if you will. Due to travels and work around the globe, I

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It’s our first sale as the CVLT Nation Bizarre, and it’s a good one! From Friday, Nov. 27th to Monday, Nov 30th, more than 30 of our U.S. vendors will be offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all of their items! This means free shipping on items like patches and pins,

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, was a prolific photographer from the 1800’s. Of the 3000 photos he took in his lifetime, only 1000 of them have survived the test of time. More than 50% of his surviving pictures are of young girls; some of them have a creepy vibe

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No matter how important or lowly we are on this earth, we will all dance the Dance of Death. This was the message behind the depictions of death in its many forms that rose to popularity in medieval times. Death was a very close companion of the poor, as it

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