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Economies of Living, Dying and Persisting

Frank Browning | Posted 02.06.2017 | Arts
Frank Browning

When a Cro Magnon rib cage can bring $500-5000 at an archaeological antiquities auction, or an inflatable orange plastic dog sells to major collector ...

Human Skulls Are Being Sold Online, But Is It Legal?

National Geographic | Kalya Koltes | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. In 2011, an archaeologist in the United Kingdom picked out one of the many human skulls sitting...

Lena Hades' Skull Thangka

Lena Hades | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

Skull thangka by Lena Hades in aid for victims of Orlando, Nice, Lake Syamozero in Karelia, in aid for Aleksey Karas and Pavel Sheremet I dedicate th...

Why Doesn't God Play Dice With The Universe?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


A Survey Of Skulls, Death And Memento Mori In Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.21.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Oh death, the world simply brims with it. Naturally so do the streets.

Book Review: Pulp Macabre: The Art of Lee Brown Coye's Final and Darkest Era

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Coye was a key figure in the "weird fiction" genre. This was a generation of writers and illustrators working in the specific world of horror, sci-fi and bizarre pulp books and magazines. We look at them now as masters of a disappearing craft.

Halloween Interlude

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Crisped whispers from the leaves above remind me that it's a SoCal fall. Gone before you know it. Some of the leaves hold on to genetic memories and defiantly turn red, but most of them have given up, yellowed and rustled a goodbye to their mates as they float down.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Bastille's Dan Smith on "Eh Ohs," Covers, and the "Awesomeness" and "Weirdness" of Success

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."

The Art of Cheating Death

Ron English | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Art that has outlived its creator exists beyond the reach of death, and its ultimate purpose may be to preserve the high marks of human consciousness for unborn generations.

We Never Thought We'd Say This, But These Skulls Look Good Enough To Eat

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts

Now here are some skulls that we'd love to sink our teeth into. An Etsy shop is selling life-size human skulls made of chocolate, and they look sup...

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

A Holiday Worth Celebrating

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandy Goodman

Millions of our Latin-American neighbors, and some of us, have just celebrated a wonderful holiday. It's a shame that so many millions of Americans are not even aware of it, and have never considered whether our neighbors have an idea worth adopting.

10 Amazing Skull Artworks To Celebrate Day Of The Dead

Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

The Halloween festivities may have come to a close, but there's still more seasonal festivities to celebrate. No, it's not time to break out the cornu...

Halloween and the Bizarre Art of Unexpected Style

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

All Hallows Eve is an event ushered in annually at my home with great fanfare, enthusiasm, and a liberal amount of custom wigs... In my book, it is a holiday dedicated to reinvention, bold self-expression, creativity, and wild costuming. A chance to pay homage to my muses or even become them for a day.

Fall Rocks - 7 Ways to Capture a Rock n' Roll Vibe Now

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

As the seasons change, my inspiration turns to the rocknrolla brood -- much like fall, rocker chic is all about accessorizing. This week I am paying tribute to my favorite music and style icons with a guide to Fall pieces dedicated to rock n' roll.

8 Sure Fire Ways To Ruin An Outfit

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.21.2013 | Style

This is becoming a common tale: You see an item of clothing from across the store, and you're elated because it seems absolutely perfect. But once you...

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery?

Kip Patrick | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.

Craniums, Carcasses, Castles

Frank Browning | Posted 01.21.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

Stunningly nightmarish is an entire room packed with 36 seemingly identical paintings of carcasses. The beef carcasses are among the most realistic of the artist's paintings, even as they are also semi-surreal dream-memory works that seem to explode into your eyes.

Happy Day Of The Dead!

Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

The Halloween festivities may have come to a close, but there's still more seasonal festivities to celebrate. No, it's not time to break out the cornu...

Could Men's Lace Underwear Become a Thing?

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 09.26.2012 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

More and more men's underwear brands are introducing lace into their underwear offerings. These aren't your typical lace panties either. This is lace ...

American Head Size Is Changing; Scientists Unsure Why

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

Did the 20th century make us big-headed? Maybe so, since forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that white America...

How Did 1200-Year-Old Peruvian Skulls End Up In Florida Backyard?

Posted 07.15.2012 | Weird News

When a plumber discovered two skulls buried in the ground of a Florida backyard last January, police thought they had a murder mystery to solve. Turns...

PHOTOS Amazing Images Of Skulls For Day Of The Dead

Posted 01.01.2012 | Books

The human skull is an iconic image throughout history, and across cultures. Some use it as decoration, others as a warning. It's also a common sym...

Letter From Paris: The Skulls of Yahel Chirinian

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Beth Arnold

Ms. Chirinian has produced visually interesting pieces that erupt with energy and light. When the light hits these extraordinary skulls, it explodes across the ceiling and walls like a disco ball.

LAST CALL: 5 Must See Art Events Ending Soon | From Damien Hirst's Skulls To Children's Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's the time of year when we all begin to lose our minds with thoughts of stuffing our faces, buying presents and having visions of sugarplum fairies...