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As Above, So Below: Lezley Saar's "Monad" at Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Sola Agustsson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

Lezley Saar's latest exhibition "Monad" features mixed-media paintings of melancholic Victorian ladies floating through space on cellular vehicles.

Magic in the Moonlight

Francis Levy | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Allen's comedies present a pantheon of well-meaning souls to parody, but Magic in the Moonlight aspires for something more.

WATCH: Occult New York: Gotham's Hidden History

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

My lecture on the history of the occult in New York delivered at the 2013 International Theosophy Conference in Manhattan explores how New York City served as a surprising springboard for alternative spiritual ideas in the Victorian era and beyond.

How the Occult Brought Cremation to America

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

While cremation possessed ancient roots, it was little known among Victorian-age Americans. Indeed, to most late nineteenth-century Westerners, the concept of cremation seemed otherworldly and even un-Christian.