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Memento Mori at Loved to Death

April 15th, 2015

A reminder not to miss Paul Koudounaris‘s signing of his new book, Memento Mori, tomorrow night at San Francisco’s Loved to Death! I have been fortunate to obtain an early copy of the book, and it is an absolute masterpiece.  Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul […]

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San Francisco Event! Paul Koudounaris at Loved To Death

March 18th, 2015

To celebrate the release of Dr. Paul Koudounaris‘ highly anticipated third book on the subject of the death in sacred context, Loved to Death in San Francisco will be hosting a book signing and photo exhibit from images from Memento Mori. Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, […]

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Future Corpse

February 3rd, 2015

The Order of the Good Death have announced their Death Salon events for 2015: the first coming this spring at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, on April 26, and the second, two day event at The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia on October 5 & 6. Not familiar with The Order of the Good Death […]

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Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century

November 21st, 2014

Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its’ macabre overtones: while we’re all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets,  now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury […]

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Death Becomes Her at the MET

July 2nd, 2014

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has just announced their fall exhibition this year will be entitled Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. Approximately 30 ensembles will be on display, exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Running late […]

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Jasmine Worth’s Sacred Feminine

June 4th, 2014

Opening June Sixth at Los Angeles’ La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood is Jasmine Worth’s Sacred Feminine. Focused on the dark and surreal side of the Mother Goddess, she explores the ever changing role of the female in spirituality in her oil paintings. Available to view online if you cannot make it to the […]

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San Francisco Event :: From The Black Lodge + 5 & Diamond

May 27th, 2014

  If you’re in San Francisco this Friday night, be sure to stop by our awesome advertiser’s shop, Five & Diamond to check out not only all of their stock, but also the traveling pop-up, From the Black Lodge! Can’t make it to SF? Check their tour schedule to see if they’ll be in your […]

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Chaos to Couture

April 19th, 2013

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents PUNK: Chaos to Couture, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013. The exhibit will “examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.”, and features a swath of designers inculding Yohji Yamamoto,  Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela and Vivienne Westwood. […]

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