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The passing of a loved one defines life for most human beings. How we celebrate and/or mourn that passing defines a culture. In the 19th century, death was a solemn affair that society obsessed over, rife with superstition and replete with traditions that must be followed in order to ensure the

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Happy Friday! Can’t fucking wait for the weekend. We’re seeing OM tomorrow, and it’s going to get weird. So here’s an album of seriously weird (mostly) vintage photography to make sure you go into this weekend feeling like maybe the world isn’t worse off than it used to be, it’s

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For centuries, “hysteria” was widely used as a medial diagnosis for women who suffered from various psychological trauma. In the early days, it was believed to be connected to the womb, which was out of place or “wandering” from its proper place. Later, hysteria was still tied to sexual function,

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Things have certainly progressed for LGBTQ rights since the late 1800s, but even back then there was an appreciation for the ambiguity of gender – albeit, a small and outsider one that was considered highly deviant. Cross-dressing men could be, and were, arrested for violating anti-homosexuality laws, such as one

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There’s a store in the DTES of Vancouver called Model Express which is the mecca of kinky boots and shoes in Vancouver. I used to enjoy perusing their selection of thigh-high lace up boots, only a few times attempting to wear and actually walk around in them. It’s a skill

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To all the US bands we cover that feel like they get more appreciation abroad: some of the most prolific artists of the past century or more received little or no accolades in their home country, only to be embraced and made legendary on foreign soil. Philadelphia-born Man Ray, the

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