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'Rebecca': Second Wives, Detached Husbands, and a House Full of Secrets

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.17.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Kerry Fiallo | Off the Shelf I collect ghost stories. I don't believe in ghosts--but I'll read any and all types of haunting stories. One of my fa...

Painting Through Tudor England: A Unique Way to View History

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey painting at Thornbury Castle, England I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them...

Notes on Diamanda Galás At St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

We were in the company of God below the soaring arches of St. Thomas The Apostle Church in Harlem, New York City the other night.

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Americana Style: Tom Manning's Runoff

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Sezin Koehler

Runoff is a fantastically entertaining ode to Americana the Strange, with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to monsters and horror stories that any savvy reader will be able to appreciate and celebrate.

'Let Me Die in His Footsteps': A Conversation With Lori Roy

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.30.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Roy's new novel, set in a 1952 Kentucky town, concerns Annie Holleran, a 15 year old girl who has an uncanny sense of knowing how things will turn out before they've played themselves through.

WATCH: An Ancestry of Fear -- The Phantasmagoria

Ronni Thomas | Posted 05.03.2015 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Preceding cinema by almost 100 years and serving as some of the earliest form of stage magic, the phantasmagoria shows set out to not only bewilder audiences, but to terrify them -- and in big style.

Blister in the Sun: Goth Girl Goes to Puerto Rico

TueNight | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
TueNight

I hate summer. Heat and humidity make me feel physically ill and I'd far rather shovel my way through a snow bank than feel as though I'm being roasted from the inside out. I loathe the sun. It's just so bright. And hot.

Vintage Shops and Gothic Rock in Toronto

La Carmina | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

The "Scott Pilgrim" movie showed a different side of Toronto: twenty-somethings in vintage clothes and neon hair, rocking out at indie concerts. On a ...

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Talk with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

It's been said that each of M.J. Rose's bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction.

Rihanna Is A Goddess Of Goth At iHeartRadio Awards

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Rihanna has a habit of turning drab looks into fab fashion statements, and once again, the pop princess didn't disappoint. The Bajan beauty was wi...

Magic, Mystery and Suspense -- Highlights of 2014

M.J. Rose | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
M.J. Rose

I love reading... especially suspenseful fiction that touches on magic, myth and mystery. Here's my list of what I think is going to be stellar this y...

Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2014

Wendy Webb | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014. Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.

I'm With Stupid: Experience Autumn With Expert Tips From Fodor's

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Todd Hartley

I, like many Coloradans, love autumn in the high country. This one was particularly spectacular, with the aspens and scrub oak bursting out in every conceivable shade of yellow, orange, brown and red.

Tales From the Dark Side: Horror Flicks Rooted in Gothic Past

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Behind most of the plot twists and supernatural phenomena of the original Gothic fictions, one tends to find real, human desires and motivations at work: jealousy, lust, ego-mania, vengeance, greed. Today's world is arguably more vulnerable than ever to the ill effects of these emotions.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of 13 novels and three non-fiction books. Her most recent novel, Seduction, has received rave reviews from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and many others.

Hip Montreal: Pop Art, Goth Bars and Kinetik Music Festival (VIDEO)

La Carmina | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

Montreal has such a rich history that visitors can easily overlook the young, underground culture. In fact, I consider this French-Canadian city to be one of the best alternative travel destinations in North America.

Monsters and Aliens: Arizona's Alternative Culture

La Carmina | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

Did you expect Arizona to have such spooky culture?

The Beat and the Groove: Interview with AUSTRA's Katie Stelmanis

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

A classically trained singer with influences ranging from Puccini to Nine Inch Nails, Austra's Katie Stelmanis is a frontwoman whose stage presence and melody carry operatic elements.

Patience -- Not One of my Virtues

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Today I spent what felt like a year at the Motor Vehicle Agency. If I'm ever given a choice of going back there or scrubbing gas station toilets, I'll choose the latter.

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

WATCH: Berlin, City Of Goths

La Carmina | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

I have a number of spooky friends in the German capital, and they brought me to their favorite haunts. In this travel video, we explore Berlin's darkest clubs and fashion.

WATCH: A Spooky Tour Of Prague

La Carmina | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

Prague is known as one of the world's spookiest places, a city of haunted tales and piercing architecture, but the city is actually stranger than its strange reputation.

I See A Leipzig And I Want To Paint It Black

La Carmina | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

Among the most stunning looks were Victorian mourning gowns and foot-long Mohawks.

WATCH: Mazatlan's Day Of The Dead

La Carmina | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

These stands were decorated with real or paper marigolds, photos, favorite foods and belongings. Each had at least one sugar skull, with the name of the dead written on its forehead.

Mother, Girl Scout Leader, Removed For Alternative, Gothic, Website

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents

Stacy Hintz, a 28-year-old mother from West Bend, Wis., has been removed from her volunteer position as a Girl Scout troop leader because of her conne...