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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 […]

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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31 Days Of Horror: Days 1-15

Every year, right around Halloween, I have grand plans to fill the whole month–every single day in October, in fact–with horror viewing. I’ve seen other folks do this over the years and I’m usually inspired to do the same, (also, if everyone else is doing something, yes, I want in on it, too.) But the […]

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Stacked: September 2017

Sarah: Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix 2017 is not yet over and I am already confident that I can unequivocally call Paperbacks from Hell my favorite book of the year (OK so, it’s a book about other books, but whatever.) When the title was first […]

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Aural Fixation: September 2017

Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have been listening to recently! Sarah: Myrkur, Mareridt. I’m fairly certain Amalie Bruun, performing as Myrkur, is supposed to fall under the black metal umbrella (despite how much the angry bro metal guys might whine about this classification, and apparently they do a lot )…and while I like the idea […]

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BloodMilk Halloween Sale : Ending Tonight at Midnight

Photo by @weepingwidowantiques The BloodMilk Halloween Sale ends tonight at Midnight, EST. Shop a large selection of jewelry available at a 20% discount via the “Halloween Sale” category of products at BloodMilkJewels.com with use of the code “Pumpkin20” at checkout. Photo by @spookula

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Subterra

Outside In PROJECT SUBTERRA is the new collective for long-time HM favorites  Julia Comita and Twisted Lamb- a place for their joint projects to live in one place, in preparation for a grand new adventure. After years of working together on projects like Snowbound,  the two are officially joining forces to get to Art Basel […]

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Season of the Witch: OCC Fall 2017

The Fall Colour Collection from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is available now at OCCMakeup.com with four new glitters (which are my absolute favorite glitters from any company ever) and five new limited edition Lip Tars in a range of autumnal hues and vibrant cool tones. Season of the Witch is available now at OCCMakeup.com

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BloodMilk Semi-Annual Sale This Weekend

Starting tomorrow, Friday, October 13 throughout the weekend is the semi-annual BloodMilk Jewels sale. The “Halloween Sale” section will be available to browse at the launch of the sale and will include all designs eligible for the 20% discount with use of the code “Pumpkin20”.  Updated versions of classic designs will also be available, including […]

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A Celebration Of Magical Woman Writers With Literary Witches

I’ve never been one for book clubs (I’m not much of a joiner, I’m afraid) but if I were, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan‘s witchy gem, Literary Witches, released into the world yesterday, October 10th, is certainly a title I’d want at the very top of the roster. Incidentally, the few book clubs I have attended […]

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Taiichiro Yoshida: Metal Blooms and Memento Mori

Japanese metal artist Taiichiro Yoshida creates chimerical sculptures of birds and other animals using flowers and feathers made of copper, bronze, or silver. Yoshida forges his creatures’ exquisite blooms and plumes by hand using traditional hot metalworking techniques that date back to sometime between the 2nd and 3rd century BC. We’re especially covetous of the pieces in which Yoshida incorporates the animal’s […]

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New Sponsor: Below Shop

BELOW is an online shop offering dark arts and adornments crafted by artists from around the world. Currently based out of Long Beach, CA, BELOW, brings together artists who work within a similar aesthetic celebrating the dark and occult. Owner, Allison Elliott, opened shop on October 31, 2013 and has since been running it out […]