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1. The Collector Just imagine the home tour: “This is the living room, and down the hall is the kitchen. Oh, and this is my wall of severed heads.” The good news: British Army officer and artist Horatio Gordon Robley had nothing to do with the severing of the heads

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One of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies was the music video shoot in Wayne’s World, the one where near-naked Tia Carrare plays guitar with a python writhing around her. I was a 12 year old crushing on a babe in 1992, but the “hot woman handling a

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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 with them. In the late 1880s, his cartes-de-visite were wildly

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In the 19th and most of the 20th century, humankind’s obsession with all things weird and freaky could only be satisfied with a trip to the circus freak show. There, our ancestors could ogle people afflicted with skin conditions, deformities and eccentricities, and sometimes people who just happened to be

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