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BizarreCvltureHistory

Winter, 1484. Pope Innocent VIII decrees an approval for the Inquisition to proceed in “correcting, imprisoning, punishing” perpetrators of witchcraft “according to their deserts.” With such a papal order, the age of the witch-hunt in Europe had begun. 1324, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Over a century before the Vatican’s edict and

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BizarreHistory

When I was a boy, I think it’s safe to say that I was very much like other boys when it came to the idea of monsters. Dracula, Godzilla, the Hulk, Goosebumps… These were the coolest things my impressionable eyes had ever seen at the time. I believe this enthusiasm

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CvltureHistorySocial Justice

Disseminated via sub.Media Refugees Welcome: Creating Solidarity Across Borders In our current age of resurgent nationalism, anti-migrant xenophobia and increasing border militarization, it can be easy to lose track of the central role that migration has played in shaping the spaces we inhabit. The richness and depth of human history

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A primal heart still beats in Europe. Deep beneath the gloss of cell phone sophistication lie rituals that hark back to harvests and solstices and fear of the winter dark. Monsters loom in this shadowy heart, but so does the promise of spring’s rebirth and fertile crops and women cradling

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Death RockFeaturesInterviewsMusicPost-Punk

Now returned from an action-packed two week tour across Europe to promote their new Deviances album, deathrock band Virgin In Veil took the time to discuss their music and the tour with us. Virgin In Veil boasts a strong lineup: Jacques Staph on vocals/bass (Masquerade, Secular Plague, ex-Sleeping Children), Suzi Sabotage (Masquerade) on synth/backing

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BizarreCvltureHistoryMusic

I’ve really been getting into what I call “global surf music” lately, or surf music from bands who aren’t from the United States. There’s a lot of great full compilation albums on YouTube and I had found this one, Surfbeat Behind the Iron Curtain,  a compilation of surf and instrumental

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