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  The Dark Ages were definitely bitchin’ if you were a tyrant or an executioner…. There were so many fun, new methods of doing your job (i.e., torture). The Iron Maiden, the Rack, being drawn and quartered- I mean the sky was the limit for those guys. It’s a bummer

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In 1885, the Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi created what would become one of the most influential early pieces of Japanese bondage art, The Lonely House on Adachi Moor. Based on a folktale about an onibaba (demon hag) who killed pregnant women to eat their fetuses, the piece is startling even

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Via CYA Torture has been around for thousands of years. People would barbarically kill others for the most trivial crimes or for cruel and unusual entertainment. Back in the day, watching someone being tortured to the point of death was like going to see a movie. You would have to

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Life is thrilling and dangerous, but also mundane. Olivier de Sagazan pulls inspiration from his African birthplace as well as his perception of human beings disguising the strange condition of our lives. In his words, we are “focusing on daily tasks, perhaps forgetting the poetry of this strange world,” and

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Roch Thériault was a man with a mission: to save himself and his followers from the coming apocalypse. As a child, Thériault dropped out of school and started teaching himself the Old Testament. He was convinced that a war between good and evil was about to come, and that this

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China is the birthplace of Confucianism, a philosophy which influenced rulers in China for centuries from BCE to the late 13th century, on and off. It emphasized virtue from the top down, encouraging people to treat others as they would be treated, and to uplift their fellow citizens as a

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