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Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

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Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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The Haute List: Dolls Kill Black Sale Edition

This might be the biggest Haute List of all time: DollsKill.com is hosting an enormous sale on everything black on their entire site, and I’ve created a monstrously large wish list. Here’s (almost) everything that I added to my fantasy cart – I had to stop after awhile. Covenant Dress Divine Intervention Dress Cat’s Eye […]

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New Sponsor: Hauntwell

HAUNTWELL is an independent, artist-run apparel and accessories brand based in Austin, TX. Created from a desire to incorporate inspiration, personal empowerment, and a magical quality into everyday clothing, Hauntwell hand-prints each piece on soft, exceptionally comfortable fabrics in a variety of styles that will quickly become some of your favorite wardrobe staples. Their sigil […]

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film

If you are lucky enough to be in NYC next week, then we must absolutely insist that you attend Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film on November 21st at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies . In art, literature, and film, the witch is a shapeshifter. She is a gruesome villain and a studious […]

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New Sponsor: Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

Miss Havisham’s Curiosities is the brainchild of writer, Melissa Johnson. Her blog showcases decor, travel, and culture for goth Martha Stewarts everywhere. Her signature line of insult and fortune telling teacups and china combine high brow and the low. Her insult teacups are the official teacups of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Tea4Tuesday segment. […]

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From Solitary Deathling To Attending Death Salon Seattle

Looking back I wonder if I was an insomniac child. I don’t know enough or much at all, really, about human child development to know what’s normal. But I do know that, for as much of my childhood as I can remember, it always took me hours to fall asleep at night. On further thought, I […]

Haute Macabre

Haute Macabre Small Business Ad Special

Run a Square Ad from Black Friday, November 24, 2017 until New Year’s Eve, including a front page introduction post,  for $100. Why? Because we’d rather see our readers shopping with you than at the mall. To get started, send an email to hautemacabre {at} gmail {dot} com with: Your Shop Name and Link Your […]

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The Witch Wave Podcast With Pam Grossman

I am admittedly late to the love of podcasts, and to date, I am only regularly listening to a grand total of one.  Which makes scholar and mystic Pam Grossman’s The Witch Wave officially, the second podcast I have become obsessed with and quite possibly cannot live without. This witchy fabulist is no stranger to the adoration […]

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Lily Dale part II

At 3pm EST, BloodMilk Jewels will be releasing the second installment of the Lily Dale collection. Named for and inspired by the Spiritualist town Lily Dale in upstate New York, these additions to the collection are devoted to the process of healing in times of grief and mourning. These emotions are mixed in with so […]

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Morph Knitwear Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

There’s something I read over at Vogue a few years ago that resonated tremendously with me, with regard to knitted garments : “a good knit is… classic, beautiful, eternal, and never quite lets on exactly how old it is.” Well-spun knitwear is forever. I have always truly gotten a sense of this timelessness and intimate attachment in Angela […]

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“Lazarus Taxa” works by Caitlin McCormack at Paradigm Gallery

Caitlin McCormack creates works of somber delicacy, ghostly skeletal remains tenderly chained of fragile lace, via cotton, glue, a quickly flashing crochet hook, and deft, clever fingers. Regarding her art and practices, the artist notes that through the act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue, a material is produced that is structurally similar to bone tissue. […]