Sexual History: The Ancient Erotica of Great Civilizations

This story originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on September 4, 2016.  Though it may not be polite to talk about in history class, erotica appears in most great civilizations in human history. From hieroglyphs of fornicating Egyptians, to wild orgiastic Greek romps painted on pottery, to octopus cunnilingus wood cuts in Edo-period Japan, when there is art…

5 Books by Contemporary Women to Read on Mary Shelley’s Birthday

This story originally appeared in Dirge Magazine on August 30, 2016.  After sharing ghost stories with friends on a stormy night, Mary Shelley changed western literature by writing Frankenstein, a literary, horror, and science fiction classic and a cornerstone of the slippery genre of gothic literature. In honor of Mary Shelley’s birthday (August 30, 1797), here are five…

Eerie Art Cars

From a hearse converted into a gothic cathedral to a steampunk-inspired Ford van, these eerie art cars turn heads…sometimes all the way around twice. Art car shows across the country showcase some of the most outlandish vehicles on the roadways, but only the creepiest cars make this list. Read the complete piece at Dirge Magazine.

Seven Brutal Songs Spawned by Dark Literature

This originally appeared in Dirge Magazine. Dark art leads to more dark art, and some of your favorite creepy literature served as fodder for the eclectic music below. Tenebrous Kate shared some of her favorite lit-based songs in an earlier Dirge post. Here are some more: Metallica – “One” Dalton Trumbo’s anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun inspired this headbanging…