The Allure of the Scream Queen [Photos]
Art / Cinema / Feminism / Occult / Vintage

The Allure of the Scream Queen [Photos]

Being a scream queen comes with a unique set of challenges. You have to be willing to cover yourself in blood, fight against terrors (real or imagined), unleash something primal you normally wouldn’t, and of course, scream at the top of your lungs.” Continue reading

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It’s Not Dead Yet: Add Some Spook to Halloween (or Can We End the Cutesy Crap for Once?)
Creepy / Death / Occult / Society & Culture / Vintage

It’s Not Dead Yet: Add Some Spook to Halloween (or Can We End the Cutesy Crap for Once?)

A few weeks ago I posted about Halloween costumes for girls, and how few options there are for girls to be strong, messy, capable characters for Halloween. That post got quite a bit feedback, mainly with even more ideas for costumes. I got to thinking this week, as Halloween is just a couple of weeks … Continue reading

It’s Not Dead Yet: Plan Ahead for Novelty Brooch Friday, Ladies!
Happy / Society & Culture / Vintage

It’s Not Dead Yet: Plan Ahead for Novelty Brooch Friday, Ladies!

Novelty items have always been popular since they are by definition unusual and inexpensive. They don’t serve a real purpose and, therefore, are fun. Unlike knickknacks that require dusting, or decorations that only come out on holidays, novelty brooches are something one can wear all year long, require very little maintenance, and don’t take up … Continue reading

It’s Not Dead Yet: Halloween is Coming… Little Girls Get Ready to Kick Ass
Beauty / Feminism / Staff Picks / Vintage

It’s Not Dead Yet: Halloween is Coming… Little Girls Get Ready to Kick Ass

After all the hoo-ha this past week about Miley Cyrus (I don’t care what she wore/did but my Facebook feed was covered in posts about her, and I refuse to link to anything related to her), after talks at my college about the clothes the girls are wearing (this conversation is as old as linen, … Continue reading

Film Noir Femmes Fatales: Five of Hollywood’s Finest Dames
Cinema / Vintage

Film Noir Femmes Fatales: Five of Hollywood’s Finest Dames

The trope of the film noir dame, with her cascading hair, scarlet lips, and double-crossing, smooth-talking ways, is a familiar stereotype indeed. From Jessica Rabbit to Betty Boop (both based on film legends themselves; Veronica Lake and 20’s silent-film “it” girl Clara Bow, respectively), she has been mythologized relentlessly since her conception. In the dimly-lit … Continue reading

It’s Not Dead Yet: Anything Old is New
Creepy / Staff Picks / Vintage

It’s Not Dead Yet: Anything Old is New

Some people think owning old items, especially those that aren’t family heirlooms, is creepy. “Who knows who wore that slip?” (I guess if the slip was a dead relative’s it’d be creepy to some people regardless.) “Some woman who’s probably dead used that tablecloth.” My favorite is the fear of using old dishes and silverware … Continue reading