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CvltureHistory

Sure, at its core punk-rock is about freedom, maybe even anarchy – whatever that means to each one of us these days. But inside all its niches, punks seem to behave as badly as – if not worse – than any other gathering of people with similar interests. For crusties,

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BizarreCvltureHistory

I saw a ghost. To be fair, I actually saw two ghosts that night, but I will only defend the one. It was there, right by my face, and it was fucking ugly. Last summer I had a friend come visit me from beautiful Los Angeles. He’d never been to

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BizarreCvltureHistory

At the southern end of Woodlawn Cemetery just west of Chicago, a 750-plot area called Showmen’s Rest is set aside as a burial ground for circus folk. There is a lot to appreciate in this small graveyard, but perhaps most compelling of all are the dozens of graves marked “Unknown

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HistoryMovies

Fascination with horror movies spans generations, race, and gender, and those of us who do more than scratch the surface of the genre inevitably find one of the most renowned (or reviled) films: Cannibal Holocaust. Directed by Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust is an exemplar of the Italian horror genre in

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CvltureHistoryMusicPost Rock

Neurosis‘ focus on music as a cathartic experience makes them more than a little difficult to process, not only by virtue of their power and volume but as a result of their fondness for taking extended hypnotic sections and twisting them to become endurance feats. Their use of space and

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BizarreCvltureHistory

The Silverwater Women’s Correctional Facility has one inmate that is like no other. In 2001, one of the most gruesome murders in the history of Australia occurred. Katherine Mary Knight was the first woman in Australia to be sentenced to life imprisonment, with her file marked “never to be released.”

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