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The find of the skeleton of a “vampire child” in Umbria, in Central Italy, by archaeologists from the University of Arizona and Stanford University, made headlines in the past weeks. Most of the publicity around this discovery surely comes from the dark aura it spreads, but to an historian’s eyes

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  The Dark Ages were definitely bitchin’ if you were a tyrant or an executioner…. There were so many fun, new methods of doing your job (i.e., torture). The Iron Maiden, the Rack, being drawn and quartered- I mean the sky was the limit for those guys. It’s a bummer

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Halloween is a time to celebrate the spooky, the scary, and the frightening. A reason for kids to don masks and demand candy from neighbors, and an excuse for some adults to dress in outlandish, sexy, or terrifying guises that would not be socially acceptable the rest of the year.

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Long before the mediocrity of the alternative rock band, even before the awesomeness of the 80’s death metal band, there was a demon of dreams, a spirit of sex. There was the incubus. The male counterpart to the more famous succubus, the incubus is a demon that is said to

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Watching this video gives me chills and brings me back to one of the most inspiring nights I ever had in my life! While living in San Francisco in ’84, I got the chance to see a rare show by TRIAL that totally blew my mind, but GLORIOUS DIN, who opened

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As a child raised in a “Christian” home, I was told every Sunday in church that the way to ensure eternal life was to believe in the Bible and Jesus. If I didn’t believe in these things, I was going to end up in Hell, a horrible place full of

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