The Satanic Temple

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 […]

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

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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Metamorphosis

Shot by Thomas Straub for Swarovski. Almost enough to make you forgive them for all that Tommy Hilfiger crap.

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Tim Labenda

I realize that we have posted almost nothing in days- Samantha is in the middle of her big move to New Orleans, I’ve been engrossed in the annual madhouse that is the Edwardian Ball, and on top of that every time I do sit down to look at my computer I get stuck looking at […]

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How To: Tie a Scarf

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or in Hawaii) for the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed that scarves are really, really in. Which is great, because they keep you warm, you can wear them with everything, and they are a super-versatile piece of clothing that you can get dozens of looks out […]

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This Saturday in LA: Chet Zar’s Conjoined 2

This Saturday, Bergamot Station’s Copro Nason gallery will host the second installment of Conjoined. The event announcement reads: The Sequel picks up where Conjoined 1 left off last year at this time. More classic sculptures, Life like models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, life sized toys and other conjoined works in 3-D. From the twisted […]

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Miyu Decay

MiyuDecay on Etsy I’m just going to let it speak for itself.

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Thomas Wylde S/S 2012

Absolutely stunning collection from Thomas Wylde for S/S 2012- romantic, playfully religious, and beautifully styled. MOre pictures at Fashionising.com.

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Ritual

One of my favorite artists, Charmaine Olivia, is presenting a new piece this Saturday night at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  I haven’t seen any of paintings in person, yet, but have been buying up her silhouettes to decorate my new home.