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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BloodMilk Jewels: Darkling I Listen

Here lies a special look at the much coveted sophomore addition to BloodMilk’s Darkling I Listen collection. With adoration and dedication to the shadow self, to the night creatures, and to those that dwell in the darkness, BloodMilk gifts the wearer with the strength and protection to stride onwards, anointed with these talismans. Within this […]

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: The Occult History of Witch Feminism Part II

Please welcome guest blogger Kristen J. Sollee, founder of Slutist.com and author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive. This is part II in a IV series of excerpts from Kristen’s book. Read last week’s post on The Midwife: Bestial Bodies and Reproductive Rights. Witches, Sluts, Feminists illustration by Coz Conover “The history of […]

Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun, image by Bill Crisafi

16 Psyche

Haute Macabre Patron Saint of Sound Chelsea Wolfe released a preview of her forthcoming album, “Hiss Spun”, this morning with the electrifying “16 Psyche”. Named for one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt, “16 Psyche” starts with a melodic drone guitar, easing its way into Wolfe’s hypnotic vocals, reminiscent of the early albums […]

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Brooke Shaden: Visceral Visual Narratives

Every so often I encounter lists of wonderful words that describe emotions for which there are no English equivalents. (Saudade remains my most favorite.) Brooke Shaden accomplishes the same feat with photography, complex and raw emotions expressed in single square narrative images. The very first time I saw one of Brooke Shaden’s self-portraits she’d squeeze herself into a freezer for a piece […]

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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 […]

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The Haute List

 Just Like Honey Dress, $128  +  Corset Panel Midi Dress, $60  +  The Incredible Tee,  $46.80 Studded Crossbody, $195 $135  +  Crescent Hoops, $38  +  Arc Bag, $280 Piccione Long Dress, $169  +  Karen Boot, $378 $222.95  +  Yex668Fly Cuffable Wedge, $230 $126.99

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: The Occult History of Witch Feminism Part I

Please welcome guest blogger Kristen J. Sollee, founder of Slutist.com and author of the upcoming release Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive. The witch is a feminist icon for the ages. In 2017, her serpentine story is more familiar than foreign; she graces our screens, stalks our runways, creeps across our pages, and informs […]

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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 […]