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Ian Curtis: Handwritten schoolboy poem up for auction


  As a child Joy Division’s lead singer wanted to be stuntman. He went so far as setting up a specially constructed stunt that involved him jumping off a garage roof.

Vincent Price visits ‘The Dating Game,’ 1972


  On October 31st, 1972, a 61-year-old Vincent Price paid a visit to the ABC game show, The Dating Game.

Tales of Mischief, Revelry, and Whiskey: The Accidental Undertaker


  Tierney manages the New Orleans bar that her grandfather started forty years ago and ran until his death in 2001, but he’s always watching over her, literally from above the bar, where an urn of his ashes rests, as requested in his last will and testament.

Extremely dark Soviet-era Stephen King animation


  There are some amazing cinematic adaptations of Stephen King’s writing. There are also some… less impressive examples.

Shania Is a Punk Rocker: Celebrities wearing Ramones t-shirts


Joey Ramone It’s been a good decade-plus now, but at some point wearing faded band t-shirts from the 1970s and early 1980s started to become a trendy thing to do.

Dead Creepy: Family portraits with deceased relatives


  Whenever a relative died when I was a child, we would gather around their body, sometimes laid out on a table, a coffin or slowly cooling under the bed sheets, and say five decades of the rosary for the repose of their soul.

Why DID Bad Brains frontman H.R. duct-tape himself to a chair?


H.R. smoking the good stuff with a Brooke Shields look-alike (or is it really her?)   Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jennifer recounts the tale of one of the band’s more memorable shows… This happened sometime in the 80s when...

Hugs for nugs: Dress your baby as a pot leaf for Halloween!


  Brandsonsale are selling an infant sized pot leaf Halloween costume. This Halloween dress up your baby in our most outrageous costume yet!

‘Time of the Assassins’: William S. Burroughs’ cut-up version of Time Magazine, 1965


  One of the favored forms of Beat author William S. Burroughs was that of the “cut-up,” basically fancy talk for “collage.” After the Dadaists pioneered the technique in the 1920s, the midcentury artist who had done the most with it was Brion Gysin, a close friend of Burroughs, who once called...

Working Women: Portraits of WWII’s female factory workers


Miss M. Greatorex: a war worker in the manufacture of 17-pdr anti-tank guns, 1943.

Blackout! The mysterious story behind Black Sabbath’s first US gig


Black Sabbath, 1970   On this day 44-years ago, Black Sabbath played their first-ever show on US soil.

The psychedelic madness of Louis Wain’s cats


  Though I do prefer dogs, I cannot but help but love Louis Wain’s cats—those beautiful playful wide-eyed felines that slowly evolve (disintegrate?

Leigh Bowery TV commercials


  Leigh Bowery, the Australian-born, London-based artist, club promoter, pop star, model, fashion designer and dancer in Michael Clark’s ballet company was one of the most influential figures in the fashion world of the 1980s and 90s.

Leigh Bowery TV commercials


  Leigh Bowery, the Australian-born, London-based artist, club promoter, pop star, model, fashion designer and dancer in Michael Clark’s ballet company was one of the most influential figures in the fashion world of the 1980s and 90s.

Watch the hilarious operatic tale of one man’s relapse into his teen goth self


  As a punk, my disdain for goths was challenged upon moving to NYC, where I was forced to admit some of the looks were pretty cool (I blame Hot Topic-style mall gothery for my bad first impression).

Thomas Pynchon pranks the 1974 National Book Awards ceremony


  The publication of Gravity’s Rainbow by

Bible prophet: ‘Danny DeVito is the Antichrist’


  HE’S BACK! Yep, William “the Tap” Tapley, Bible “co-prophet of the Endtimes” and “Third Eagle of the Apocalypse” has returned.

Roots of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise: Watch Sam Raimi’s 1978 short film, ‘Clockwork’


  Sam Raimi would have been no more than 19 years old when he directed Clockwork, but you can definitely see the horror-legend’s talents gestating in the bones of this little Super-8 thriller.

Roots of ‘The Evil Dead’ franchise: Watch Sam Raimi’s 1978 short film, ‘Clockwork,’


  Sam Raimi would have been no more than 19 years old when he directed Clockwork, but you can definitely see the horror-legend’s talents gestating in the bones of this little Super-8 thriller.

Jack Daniel’s Bar Stories: Donna makes eye contact


  They say that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but behind the glitz, glamour and sleaze of the Vegas strip (literally right behind it, out of view) there’s the even more lawless underbelly of “Sin City,” that well-worn part of town now often referred to as “Old Vegas.” It...


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