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When you hear someone mention “The Satanic Panic”, your mind is probably flooded with all sorts of images, like vintage Iron Maiden tees with Eddie prominently displayed in some nightmarish incarnation. Or Dungeons & Dragons and a twelve-sided die. Or perhaps Anton LaVey sporting his signature Fu Manchu mustache and

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ArtCvltureHistoryPhotography

The photos you are about to see prove that way before internet porn reached its lubed-up fingers into every household, humans were getting their freak on and documenting it. And some of the positions that are in these photos show a good amount of creativity. These people were really saying

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Winter, 1484. Pope Innocent VIII decrees an approval for the Inquisition to proceed in “correcting, imprisoning, punishing” perpetrators of witchcraft “according to their deserts.” With such a papal order, the age of the witch-hunt in Europe had begun. 1324, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Over a century before the Vatican’s edict and

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When I was a boy, I think it’s safe to say that I was very much like other boys when it came to the idea of monsters. Dracula, Godzilla, the Hulk, Goosebumps… These were the coolest things my impressionable eyes had ever seen at the time. I believe this enthusiasm

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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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