Posts From Meghan

The Original First Edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales is Fucking Gruesome!!

I had a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales as a child, probably a 7th edition or something, but I remember how stark the difference was between Grimm’s version of stories like The Little Mermaid and the cheesy Disney versions. The

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Mokomokai: The Preserved Heads of Maori Tribespeople

One of the most valuable Maori artifacts that survive to this day are Mokomokai – the preserved heads of people with Moko. Often, the heads were those of family members or important tribe members, and were treated with the utmost

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The Photography of Felice Beato

It’s hard for me to imagine, in the age of instant information, what it would be like to see one of Felice Beato’s photographs in 1850s and 60s. The images he captured in the Mediterranean, Japan, China (where he was

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CVLT Nation Top 6 Albums of 2014 Reader’s Choice… Submit Your List Now!

Attention all CVLT Nation readers: we are gearing up for our 2014 edition of our end-of-the-year lists, and we want to include our readers in deciding who goes where on the most important list of all. So for our Top

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The Freak Photography of Chas Eisenmann

Charles “Chas” Eisenmann was the most notable and prolific producer of cabinet cards in Victorian-era New York City. From his Bowery studio, he produced some of the most well-known images of sideshow freaks, as he capitalized on the Victorian fascination

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German Town Pranks Neo Nazis

This has not been a good week for the neo nazi movement. The USA’s Ku Klux Klan has been cyber-conquered by ANONYMOUS, and in Germany a neo nazi march inadvertently raised 10,000 Euro for EXIT Deutschland, a non-profit group dedicated

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NSFW: Benita Marcussen’s Portraits of Men and their Sex Dolls

Benita Marcussen’s series Men & Dolls captures images of real men and their Real Dolls – the “anatomically correct” synthetic women they are in relationships with. They are portraits of a one-sided relationship; while many of the men feel there

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Noise Punx Schizophasia Prank Racist Label Deathangle Absolution

Deathangle Absolution, the newest incarnation of Satanic Skinhead Propaganda, just released 5000, an anti-fascist, anti-racist album by Canadian noise punx Schizophasia…on purpose? Schizophasia claims that the head of the label, Antichrist Kramer, had no idea of their political views when

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SKATEBOARDING NEW YORK’S ABANDONED PSYCH WARD

via Jenkem  Filmed & Edited by: Sean Colello Skateboarding: Rob Miceli Photography: Sean Colello “We hit up a few abandoned spots to make this project happen but the one place we went back to constantly was a partially abandoned psychiatric

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Victorian Photo Tricks… Clone Photos

Victorians had a lot of fun with the new invention of the camera. They would dress up and act out scenes, decapitate themselves and use double exposure to create the effect of a spirit in the photo with them. Adding

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