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Dr. Seuss Was Into Taxidermy, In The Most Seussical Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts

Taxidermy refers to the timeless art of preparing, stuffing and displaying the skins of animals. Normally such animals include moose, deer, and the oc...

Dead Cat's Wedding Reveals How Humans Dealt With Death A Century Ago

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2016 | Arts

Some things are cute. (Like kittens.) Some things are macabre. (Like dead kittens.) And some things are so equally perverse and adorable they skirt th...

Wonderland, After Hours

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

Above the grey, chimney-strewn rooftops, the sky is dusky indigo. Of the little darkened storefronts along the rue du Bac, only one remains lit. Monsieur Deyrolle's old taxidermy, the front door is ajar.

Belgians Pay Special Tribute To Dead Pets At Animal Funeral Home

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home

Pet owners in Belgium mourning the loss of their deceased furry, scaly or feathered companions can grieve without ever really saying goodbye thanks to...

Lori Pond: Fight or Flight

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 10.15.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Photographer Lori Pond is curious about fear. Not a general sense of unease for foreboding; not mundane anxiety; not esoteric crises or arbitrary phobias -- but real, urgent, existential fear. The immediate kind that triggers the so-called Fight or Flight response.

24 Hours in Paris

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 09.04.2016 | Travel
Lindsay Tucker

One of my favorite things to do for lunch in Paris is something I call urban picnicking: Grabbing a baguette, a bottle of wine, and a couple of cheese wedges at a market and finding a scenic spot to indulge al-fresco style.

Clayton Campbell, 'Wild Kingdom' at Coagula Curatorial

Lisa Derrick | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

In Wild Kingdom, Campbell shows that as individuals, our dependency on technology blinds us to precipices and predators, to each other. We are living vicariously when we look at a diorama; we live vicariously -- and allow others to live vicariously -- through social media.

No, Really, A Teenage Boy Stuffing Animal Carcasses Was Totally OK Back Then

Erica June | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Erica June

This macabre fixation with mounting and ornamenting animal cadavers seems shocking, morbid and downright disturbing. To understand Walter Potter's hobby, we need to examine it against the backdrop of his lifestyle in the mid-1800s.

This Badass Lady Taxidermist Stuffs Her Animals And Eats Them Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts

Elle Kaye is a 22-year-old scientist, sculptor, conservationist, and unconventional eater. More specifically, she's a taxidermist. Yes, stuffing an...

This $3M New York City Co-Op Holds A Rather Wild Surprise

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

Multi-million dollar apartments are a dime a dozen these days on the New York City real estate scene. But one covered in taxidermy? Well, that's anoth...

Polly Morgan on Her Latest Exhibition and the Resuscitation of Taxidermy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts

Start a conversation about British contemporary art and Polly Morgan's name will undoubtedly come up. Her work is critically acclaimed, and also attracts the interest of celebrity collectors such as Kate Moss and Courtney Love who willingly offer six-figure sums to have one of her pieces in their lives.

DC's Lifeless Menagerie: The Legacy of a Displaced Museum

Alex Doll | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.

And Now, My #1 Trick to Staying Warm This Winter

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!

The One Decor Trend That Divides Everyone

Jill Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jill Goldberg

My appreciation for taxidermy easily falls into the category of unexpected but truly my appreciation of taxidermy is similar to my love for vintage items, eye-popping statement pieces and the majesty of a beautiful creature.

Sebastian Murdock

LOOK: This Taxidermied Mice Chess Set Is The COOLEST THING EVER | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.11.2013 | Weird News

Now you can play out the battle for Redwall right in front of you -- with stuffed mice! These black and white, custom taxidermy pieces, made by Ets...

10 Intense Portraits Reveal The Real Faces Of America's Taxidermists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's easy to gloss over the world of taxidermy, pigeonholing the people who practice the craft as morbid morticians of the animal kingdom. Photographe...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on Eating Bugs and Natural Oddities

826 Valencia | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

As the United Nations keeps pushing this idea it might become a reality. As the United States gets healthier this will be a bigger topic. Say goodbye to McDonald's and say hello to bugs.

The Heroes of Taxidermy

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether for their military service, their charity work, or simply their unflagging loyalty, nearly every sort of creature great and small has at one time been preserved and displayed, managing to stay regal, years after their death.

PHOTOS: 8 Bizarre, Stunning Pieces Of Taxidermy

Posted 10.02.2013 | Home

"The Art of Taxidermy" hit bookstores this week. The new book examines the history of taxidermy and its controversy. Taxidermy is not only used fo...

The Importance of Potter

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Potter's work accesses a place in my mind (and I am sure many others) that's become a distant valley as I get older. His work has a childlike innocence that resounds through the ages.

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Who the f*ck is Walter potter, I asked myself? The film would no doubt be visually rich as his tableaux are vibrantly detailed, but film is about telling a story. I knew as much about Potter's "story" as I did about filmmaking!

8 Homes With Fabulous (And Faux!) Taxidermy

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

No animals were harmed in the making of this stunning decor.

5 Lessons For Selling A 'Unique' House

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Selling a house is an ordeal. Between scrubbing your home to a polish and making all those improvements that you'd been putting off, it can be a hassl...

Deer Heads Stolen In Confusing Motor Home Heist

Posted 03.17.2013 | Weird News

Taxidebacle! A woman was arrested on Friday after she went to the yard of a Crestview mobile home and stole two deer heads, which were already embr...

Local Taxidermist's Big Score

The Capital, Annapolis, Md. | Shantee Woodards | Posted 04.20.2013 | DC

C.J. Fegan can finally talk about the confidential project that had him working 20 hours a day and taking secret trips to California. The Edgewater t...