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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Aural Fixation: February 2017

image by Becky Munich Here’s what Haute Macabre writers have had on heavy rotation S. Elizabeth is currently swooning over… Citizens of Glass: Agnes Obel All of Agnes Obel’s efforts are stark, fragile, breathtaking affairs and her latest album, Citizen of Glass, is no different in that respect. Exploring the German concept of gläserner bürger […]

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Stacked: February 2017

Bill Crisafi for BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse “The Comfort of Dust”. Limited Edition prints available via BloodMilkExquisiteCorpse.com Haute Macabre’s Stacked : What we’ve been reading this month Sam’s Reads: American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney  I’ve had a morbid fascination with the macabre (and so must you, dear Haute Macabre reader), for as long as I can […]

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The Haute List

Lace-up Romper, $41 $20.50  +  Striped Caftan Gown, $545 $190  +  Lounge Knot Top, $38 De-Facto Bootie, $139.95  +  Gigi Harness, $185  +  Spirit Caftan, $198.00 Octavia Top, $240 $120  +  Mayliss Boot, $130  +  Corset Belt, $195

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

Exceptional And Heartbreaking Regalia: The Luminous Mourning Jewels of Julia DeVille

As the tale goes, jeweler and sculptor of contemporary memento mori Julia deVille, apprenticing under a handful of the greatest and most formidable masters ever known, honed and refined her talismanic skills over the course of several centuries and quietly emerged from her draconian education in the mid-19th century as a master alchemist–with soul almost all intact! […]

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Season of the Witch: Spring/Break in NYC

Debuting at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC on March 1, Sarah Potter presents “Season of the Witch”, a group exhibition of six artists boldly expressing themselves via various mediums. “Season of the Witch” reflects on the ways artists engage in ritual to reveal their deeply personal beliefs and spirituality through the creation of their artwork. The […]

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Grim Gastronomy, Creepy Cuisine: A Macabre Cookbook Collection

I cannot count the hours I whiled away as a child, curled up in a diminutive olive green beanbag chair during Ohio winters in the early 80s, lost to the world and engrossed in my grandmother’s cookbooks. These were mostly Betty Crocker-type affairs and seem terribly outdated now, what with their faded retro photographs, fruit cakes, […]

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Our Favorite Independent Publishers, For The Discerning Bibliophile

There has never been a better time for books — or, rather, to be a reader of them. Because of the Internet and the literary devotion of independent editors and publishers, many of whom run presses as a side passion project and not an actual revenue stream, we have unprecedented access to books on nearly […]

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Feb 24: #BindTrump with Witches Worldwide

  Image via IntoTheBear on DeviantArt Witches, they say, do their best work lighting candles in the darkness. Now is indeed a time of great darkness- a time when every light matters, when every single thing we can do to stand against the storm is important. Our resistance must take many forms, because the enemy […]

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The Haute List: Flower Witch Edition

Maxi Skirt, $22.90  +  Mesh Top, $27.90 $19.53  +  Floral Embroidery Jacket, $181 Midi Pencil Skirt,$90  +  Argento Stitch Maxi, $288  +  Contemporary Embroidery Dress, $27.90 A-Line Skirt, $76  +  Floral LBD, $60  +  Sylvia Boot, $180

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Immortal Love from Decorus Macabre

In the grand scheme of things, loving the living is easy. There are countless ways to show your animate loved ones that you care. But what about those paramours who’ve shuffled off this mortal coil? What if you’re crushing on a ghost or perhaps there’s a phantom beyond the veil who’s pining for you. The Forever Collection from UK-based oddity shop Decorus […]

Burial Ground: Mourning Ascension

Burial Ground: Mourning’s Ascension

Cloaked in fog and a haunting sense of displacement, Burial Ground’s Jamie Mooers and Bill Crisafi present Mourning’s Ascension. Today, until midnight EST, use code “NETTLE” for 20% off your entire purchase at checkout on BurialGround.org.

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The Forbidden Desire of “Lover’s Eyes”

Few things in life are as intimate as eyes, whether we’re talking about symbolic gateways to the soul or the visceral suckerpunch of lingering gazes across a crowded room. That so much emotion can be held in such a small physical space inspired a short-lived jewelry trend we have come to know as Lover’s Eyes. […]

Haute Macabre Valentine's Day Gift List

The Haute Macabre After Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We here at Haute Macabre don’t believe that acts of love and romance should be limited to one single day in dreary February, so in honor of year round love, here are some of our picks for heart felt gifts to order now for yourselves and your person, and enjoy in a few weeks when […]

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Magic For The Modern Mystic: Interview With The Hoodwitch’s Bri Luna

An online community and website, The Hoodwitch is devoted to sharing metaphysics, folk medicine, and wellness in a modern and accessible way. “Magic is creating change by connecting with the energies of nature, at will,” says founder Bri Luna, who works to honor the inner knowledge we so often forget or learn to ignore. It’s a […]

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The Haute List

Dickinson Dress, $108  +  Stud Ruffle Dress, $85  +  Dirty Love Dress, $68 Moustache Bubble Brella, $60  +  Stargazer Pullover, $128.00 $89.95  + Roshe Shoe, $120 $84.97 Rose Jeans, $110  +  Noah Swim Cover, $144  +  Fine Knit Poncho, $34.99 $17.99

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BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse: Chapter II Restock

This evening at 6PM EST, BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse chapter II will be restocking their objects and scents. This will be the last available chance for the Ghost Moth jars by Miss Mille Ceramics, planchette jewel boxes by Darla Jackson, and the current artist series of Book Worm totes. As an added bonus to this restock, […]

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. In addition to the legions of scents that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab already lovingly produces, their recent Limited Edition scents have been in benefit of organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, UNHCR, and Emily’s List. Visit the Limited Edition page of Black Phoenix […]

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Unfolding A Daydream: The Art Of Amy Earles

One might experience a peculiar frisson of nostalgia while gazing at the wistful, winsome subjects of  artist Amy Earle’s earlier works. Reminiscent of  the illustrated plates in a mysterious storybook, dusty and hidden far back in grandmother’s closet and tucked the soft folds of a moth-eaten antique quilt; a discovery stumbled upon one rainy afternoon while the […]

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Remembering the Morbid Anatomy Museum

  There’s a Morbid Anatomy-shaped hole in our hearts. Last year, on December 18th, the Morbid Anatomy Museum first announced that they would be closing their doors. Shortly thereafter the museum was beautifully eulogized by Evan Michelson. Now we here at Haute Macabre would like to raise a glass in tribute to a singular institution that was dear to […]