Art

Bells Dark Above Our Heads
Old Man Gloom Vienna Photo Essay

Text and photos: Derek Ballard Old Man Gloom in Vienna, Austria // April 10th, 2014 Venue: Arena Wien As a longtime Old Man Gloom fan, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I’d never see them live. Knowing

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Invocation of My Demon Brother
by Kenneth Anger Now Showing!

Check this out: it’s time to get weird! Kenneth Anger’s film Invocation of My Demon Brother.

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CVLT Nation Salutes
The Best Goth Magazine Ever Made
PROPAGANDA !

If I had to pick one magazine that covered the Goth movement the best, it would be PROPAGANDA by Fred H. Berger. As a teenager in Venice, California I would go to my local magazine store and read every issue.

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“The Horrifying Puzzle” – Sven Lindqvist’s A History of Bombing

Sven Lindqvist’s 2000 A History of Bombing grapples with the great terror of the twentieth century, the cascade of bombs raining down unto the helpless masses below, from its first application in colonial warfare to the potential of radioactive death

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Tomasz Gudzowaty Captures
Shaolin Monks As They Defy Gravity

Via Beautiful Decay Shaolin Kung Fu, developed in China beginning in 495AD, has infiltrated popular culture in the West. Depending on your age, you might be familiar with the 70s TV show “Kung Fu” or Mortal Kombat : Shaolin Monks.

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Gilead Media Festival II: Day Three

The final day of the second Gilead Media Festival. It should not be a surprise that I was anticipating this day of the festival the most. If it was going to be anything like 2012, it would be unforgettable. And

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Denim-Stud-Leather!
Battle Jackets GALORE!

So what happens when art and devotion collides? You get battle jackets and battle vests. I have three different ones, because I collect band patches and can never stop my elf from sewing them on to something. I also can

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Gilead Media Festival II: Day Two

Day two of Gilead Fest 2014 brought the pace back up with an entirely fresh round of bands, starting earlier making room for longer sets as the night went on. A lot of the line up I was unfamiliar with,

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Satire in the Strange Realms of the Underground World

Ludvig Holberg’s 1741 Latin novel, The Journey of the Niels Klim to the World Underground presents a far-ranging satire of European society through an imaginary voyage of a young college graduate as he travels throughout a series of fantastic worlds

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Death Above and Death Below…
World War I Trench Art

Right before he died at age 94, my grandfather talked about the war for the first time in his life, when told me that World War II was when he found Jesus. As an aviation technician at an RAF base

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