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Written By J. Bennett Photography by Edward Colver With Reagan in the White House and the economy in the toilet, early ’80s America was a warzone. Our culture reflected it: Tipper Gore and the PMRC held Congressional hearings in an attempt to get Twisted Sister, Judas Priest and W.A.S.P. to answer

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Excerpt from the final chapter of HEAVY: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music by JJ Anselmi   Excision   The surgeon draws an ellipse on my forearm with black marker, injecting anesthetic at several different points. When my skin is numb, she delicately traces the marker

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via Prague Post Books on witchcraft and the occult collected by SS chief Heinrich Himmler were found in a storage depot near Prague used by the Czech National Library. The depot has not been accessed since the 1950s, according to UK tabloid the Daily Mail, which cited Norwegian newspaperVerdens Gang.

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Being a parent with macabre interests, it stuns me how sanitized a version of reality we share with our kids today. For example, my kids have both the original Beatrix Potter books and reprints that were done in the 2000s. In the reprinted version of Squirrel Nutkin, there are so

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Sticky Monsters

I love hearing about the weird stuff that people were afraid of as kids. For me it was the kimono-wearing faceless mannequins in the window of a dry cleaner’s at the Arbutus Mall. I would hide every time we drove past it in the parking lot, begging my mom to

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Being a child of the child of the 70’s and 80’s, images of Satan and the occult were everywhere, from late night horror movies to books that exploited the underworld. I can’t forget all of of the killer record covers from this era – Sex, Nudity, Motorcycles and Bondage went hand in

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