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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Seeing Stars With Mystic Medusa (Interview + Discount Code)

I don’t believe in much of anything, to be honest. God or Satan? Nope. The afterlife? Eh, mostly no. Human kindness and decency? The jury’s still out on that one, but I suppose can sometimes be surprised. But divining my daily life choices and long term plans via the cosmic dance of the stars and […]

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The Haute List

Rick Owens Cardigan, $230  +  Plus Size Moto Leggings, $91  +  Tell Tale Heart Tunic, $108 Mirror Cat Eye Frames, $295 $89 Tulip Shift, $24.99   +  Thomas Wylde Boots, Sz.6 , $150  +  Lace-up Denim Shorts, $44.95  

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The Giantess

Dream team Tim Walker and Tilda Swinton for i-D Magazine Summer 2017, in homage to Leonora Carrington. Images via MrBlueishaw.com. If anyone can find the full editorial or larger scans, please let us know!

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Post Mortem: May 2017

Haute Macabre’s offerings from May 2017 Agnieszka Osipa: Fashion Where Slavic Folklore Reigns From Bibliophile To Bookbinder: An Interview With Nate McCall of McCall Company Expedition Report: Viktor Wynd’s Wunderpunk Cabinet of Curiosities A Final Look At Sabat Magazine: The Crone Issue Stacked Alert: Witches Sluts Feminists Tim Walker’s Dark Angel Springtime Small Business Sponsors! […]

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Stacked: May 2017

Effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fontevraud Abbey. Image via Wikipedia Here’s what the Haute Macabre writers have been reading for the month of May Sarah’s Reads: Revival: Resurrecting the Process Church of the Final Judgement by William Sims Bainbridge  I recall first hearing about the Process Church of the Final Judgement, or The Process Church, […]

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Aural Fixation: May 2017

Sam: Unexplained Podcast I’ve been on a podcast binge this month, and my favorite thus far has been Unexplained. It’s filling all of the empty needs that Lore leaves (I listen to Lore, but I can’t get past the mental image I’ve constructed of the narrator wearing khakis at all times. I don’t know why […]

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Playing With Death: The Morbid Curiosity Game

Death can be a tricky subject to discuss, even for those of us more morbidly-minded than most. It’s also endlessly, irresistibly fascinating and affects every single one of us. As our beloved Caitlin Doughty often reminds us, ignoring topics that frighten or make us uncomfortable only makes them scarier, whereas openly talking about them brings […]

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The Haute List: Memorial Day Sales!

Silk Organza Tee, $375 $225 Toga Boot, $445 $222 +  Waxed Leather Necklace, $275 $164.98 Trapeze Dress, $425 $212.50  +  Barrow Bootie, $398 $199 Tie-Die Dress, $325 $162  +  Tubular Defiant Sneaker, $110 $66  +  Simmons Blouse, $220 $154 Edited to add: The entire Dolls Kill site is on sale for the next 12 hours!

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Kieran Crowder ‘Liberates’ Ashes, Makes Art

This past weekend, a very unique exhibit was on display at Turner Fine Arts in Birmingham. Here Lies is the result of over thirty years’ work and incorporates ashes “acquired from a crematorium the artist worked at when he was a teenager in the 1970s,” according to the art gallery’s description. For those unfamiliar with […]