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Cirque du Soleil's Kurios Is A Soaring Steampunk Dream

Christine Horansky | Posted 09.09.2016 | Arts
Christine Horansky

In Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, the engine of human imagination sputters and whirs to life. Now playing in the nation's capital,...

Michael Vance Gurley on Publishing His Historical Gay Hockey Novel

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Michael Vance Gurley when he won our Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books) in Anderson's Bookshop (one of our favorite bookstores...

You Can't Steam-Clean Steampunk: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of April and the Extraordinary World

Dan Persons | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Soooo much to cover in one, brief segment! First, I look at the French animated film April and the Extraordinary World, and how it takes on the genre ...

Car Crash Victim Turns Her Bulky Brace Into Badass Steampunk Armor

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.29.2016 | Good News

A teen from Charlotte, North Carolina, isn’t letting a back brace grind her gears. Madelaine Cable got into a car accident that left her with a frac...

A Tasty, Steampunk Treat

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.10.2015 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

The cover copy calls Dennis O'Flaherty's King of the Cracksmen a steampunk entertainment. The novel is that and more. Reading this book is like quaffing strong espresso on a rocket bound for a cognac bar on the far side of the moon.

The Lucent Dossier Experience Returns to Las Vegas on 12/5 And 12/6

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Running away to join the circus has become much more enticing since the emergence of electro-cirque tribe, The Lucent Dossier Experience. Combining a neo-tribal, steam punk aesthetic with orchestral electronic music creates a rich and textured palette for your senses.

18 Ingenious Names from the World of Steampunk

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

Sophronia Temminnick, the young heroine of Etiquette & Espionage, attends finishing school on a dirigible, where she learns the proper way to throw a knife while curtseying. And yes, it's OK to laugh.

This Genre Is A Mashup Of All Other Genres

Beth Cato | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Beth Cato

Steampunk is historical fiction that isn't bound by history.

The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...

This Las Vegas Steampunk Restaurant Serves Chicken Pot Pie Nuggets and Squid SpaghettiOs

Foodbeast | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

or those of you unfamiliar, think of the time with steam machinery and how people of the period would build futuristic objects. Think Hugo, or that semi-awful, semi-awesome Will Smith movie, Wild Wild West. RX Boiler Room apparently isn't the first steampunk restaurant since we've found pretty impressive displays in India and Poland. But it is the first we've seen in the US.

Deborah Lindquist: The Fashion of a Fantastical Future: Steampunk

Red Room | Posted 03.14.2014 | Style
Red Room

At the dawn of this new year, we may feel that we are at a tipping point. The past year is just behind us, and the future is still being designed in o...

Steampunk And Deep Ocean Creatures?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Watch LA-based artist PES steampunkify and recreate deep ocean creatures using metal objects like bullet belts, faucet knobs and calipers. PES is ...

Steampunking The Anthropocene

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bob Brinkmann

Various believers of geologic theories during the era were called such wonderful terms as fluvialists, catastrophists and plutonists. Scientists classified, drew and collected. It was a wonderful time for exploration of new ideas. The scientific drawings, equipment and language fit nicely within the modern steampunk asthetic.

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Steampunk in Japan: Tokyo Subculture Style (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 05.21.2013 | Weird News
La Carmina

2013-05-22-steampunk_la_real.jpgDid you know Steampunk culture existed in Japan?

LOOK: German City Goes Goth For The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

This past weekend, vampires, steampunks, zombies, rivetheads, and goths victorian gathered in Leipzig, Germany for the Wave Gothic Festival, or Wave-G...

What Is The Steampunk Genre And Where Does It Come From?

James P. Blaylock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
James P. Blaylock

Literarily speaking, Steampunk refers to contemporarily written stories and novels that are set during the Victorian era.

Steampunk-Inspired Stormdancer Is Adventurous Fantasy

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

Aside from dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic trends in adult and YA literature, steampunk is becoming the next big thing. What is steampunk exactly?

An Interview With Clockwork Angels' Author Kevin J. Anderson

Phil Simon | Posted 10.20.2012 | Books
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Anderson to talk about how Clockwork Angels came about, the publishing industry and how it has changed over the course of his career, and a few other topics. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.

Steampunkinetics: The Art Of Steampunk

Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts

"Steampunkinetics" brings the spirit of the sub-culture to an art gallery after over 30 years of influencing pop culture, aesthetics and our lifestyle...

LOOK: Steampunk Takes Flight At Capital Fringe Festival

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An aviator in toe shoes whirling around to the music of Edward Sharpe. Two young women in love, dancing on a table. Headlamps. Somersaul...

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.

You've Never Seen 'Star Wars' Like This

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment

Have you ever wanted to see what your favorite "Star Wars" characters would look like after a steampunk makeover? Probably not, but thanks to artist B...

A Toast to Imperfect Mother's Days

Beth Jones | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Beth Jones

The only photo I have from this year's Mother's Day is of my son standing between a barrel of swords and a heavy-set Steampunk in a Revolutionary War costume.