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Photos and Text by Saul Torres After 1,200 miles of trip, hours of sleeplessness, and eleven-dollar cigarettes, I finally made it to Chicago. The third Pitchfork Music Festival was happening, and I was still in shock from Nick Cave’s performance the night before in Austin. What could be exciting enough

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via The Run Out written by John Gentile You will never understand everything in the Rudimentary Peni discography. You could spend a lifetime examining and evaluating the shards in the band’s work, feeling like you are getting closer to a fundamental truth. Even if you’re lucky enough to be able

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D.L. Marian sculptures are so creepy and beautiful at the same time. When I stare at her work, I wonder how her imagination works. She is able to convey morbid decay in such a way that it’s fragile but powerful. One thing that D.L. Marian’s work does not lack is

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Sculptor Tamara Howell of Howlart has beautifully re-imagined the mythical creatures of the ancient Norse culture in her Norse Series, which features goat and wolf skulls ornately decorated with clay and mounted on gorgeous carved stands. Her pieces are tributes to Thor’s chariot-pulling goats, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, and the wolves

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The tarot today is considered a tool for divination or of the devil, but the first known tarot decks were the playthings of the Italian nobility. The oldest surviving tarot are the Visconti Trionfi cards, commissioned in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Filippo Maria Visconti, for regular

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I wouldn’t exactly call it a phobia, but I am afraid of heights. Maybe stomach-in-the-mouth is a feeling some people relish, but for me it is terrifying. I can just look at a photograph of someone up on high and feel it – my stomach jumps up into my throat

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