Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree / One More Time With Feeling

We usually think of exploration as positive: adventurers, dreamers, alchemists searching for immortality, identity, and meaning. Nick Cave’s 16th studio album Skeleton Tree and its accompanying documentary One More Time With Feeling are not this kind of exploration. Released back-to-back in early September, they are instead a heart-rending look at the aftermath of a great trauma. “What […]

Tank Woman

While we don’t too often report the news here at Haute Macabre, sometimes we just have to. Especially when the news involves Vivienne Westwood driving a frikkin’ tank. In a recent anti-fracking protest, the First Lady of Alternative Fashion DROVE A FRIKKIN TANK  to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s house, and looked amazing doing it […]

Nobody Expects the Etsy Inquisition

In a rather surprising move for an online community that prides itself on being offbeat, wacky, and underground, Etsy has banned the sale of spells and other ‘metaphysical items’. Previously, selling spells was fine as long a) the seller warned you that they might not work, and b) some tangible item was provided. Under the […]

April Fools Winner: Power Wheels Desert Drifters

    The best thing to come out of the wash of April Fool’s posts on the Web this year? Think Geek’s Mad Max Fury Road Power Wheels collection.  I wonder how many people it would take clicking ‘BUY’ for these to actually be produced….      

So, Health Goth is a Thing Now

  I just thought you guys should know. You know, kinda in the way you feel like your buddy should hear it from you when her ex does something really egregious at the bar while drinking too many Coco NoNos, instead of stumbling into that mess on Facebook the next day.  It’s a thing.  It’s […]

Welcome to Night Vale.

I have recently become addicted to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, which is somewhat like what community radio would be if Twin Peaks had a local station, or maybe if your local news cast was based on lost scripts from The X-Files. It’s available free at Podbay. You should probably also follow then on Twitter, […]

Rescue Ink

  Sometimes, you just gotta post awesome. And these pictures from the guys at Resue Ink are making my day. For those of you that don’t know, Rescue Ink is a New-York based group of bikers and other self-proclaimed “street guys” who step up and do the dirty work when it comes to animal welfare (and have […]

Haute Macabre Approved: Lily Gatins

Stylist Lily Gatins of le Report is one of those people who crops up in street style pictures, magazines, and blogs now and then, and always impresses me with the consistency and quality of her personal style. Beyond that, I don’t know too much about her, but I’ll add her to the ranks of the […]