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October 1, 2018

“I don’t think about death,” calmly states Bruce Campbell. That’s ironic, coming from him. Over the last 40 years Campbell’s become a legend in the entertainment industry for fighting off deadites and dealing with the Necronomicon. Having starred in...

October 1, 2018

Full human body plastination was really difficult and no one wanted that. But, he did it. And doing these animal exhibits, it’s just absolutely crazy, but from our viewpoint no one else was going to do it, so we did it. It is always so inspiring beca...

October 1, 2018

Now, after years of minimal representation, taxidermy has returned with new practices, a fresh style, and a new bread of taxidermist. A practice called Rogue Taxidermy has emerged, a practice in which artists focus less on recreating an animal’s natu...

October 1, 2018

The eastern European nation of Poland has given the world a slew of renowned artists, from symbolist Jacek Malczewski (1854 – 1929) and historical realist Jan Matejko (1838 – 1893) to abstract artist Caziel (1906 – 1988) and landscape painter Eugene...

October 1, 2018

“Rosabelle, believe.” These were the words, shrouded inside a secret code, spoken by Harry Houdini (1874 — 1926) from beyond the grave to his wife. In life, the illusionist was vehemently skeptical of spirit mediums — i.e., those who communicate (or...

October 1, 2018

As Ebenstein's longtime collaborator and co-organizer Laetitia Barbie put it, the project continues on in the physical world as a “cultural institution without walls.” The aforementioned library, along with its changing temporary exhibits is now...

October 1, 2018

Interactive murder mystery games have found popularity for many generations, exciting the young and old with spooky, silly, and sometimes historical mysteries. These games go far beyond the board game, Clue, but the classic who dunnit game plays an i...

October 1, 2018

“Crossing the Bar” (1889) unset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the bound...

October 1, 2018

Slavic folklore is very different from its Western counterpart. Let’s start with fact that its most recognizable and quintessential antagonist is an ugly and emaciated dude, with “unblinking reptilian eyes [and] a raven’s beak of a nose [that] juts o...

October 1, 2018

The art form hails from the chilly shores of the once United Provinces of the Netherlands, which was a world-famous Calvinsm hotspot during the late Renaissance. It was inspired by the opening lines of the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes: "Vanity o...

October 1, 2018

Judgement from the Visconti Sforza tarot deck, Unkonwn, 1440 - 1470 | Death from the Visconti Sforza tarot deck | Bonifacio Bembo & Antonio Cicognara, 1440 -1470 | Judgement from the Visconti tarot deck, Bembo, Bonifazio, 15th century | Death from t...

October 1, 2018

Stigmata, Shophet, Origin, Beheading, Descent, Transfiguration

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